Lelia Abdul Razzaq
Leila Abdelrazaq is a Chicago-born, Palestinian author and artist. Her debut graphic novel, Baddawi (Just World Books, 2015) was shortlisted for the 2015 Palestine Book Awards. Her creative work primarily explores issues related to diaspora, refugees, history, memory and borders. Leila has been involved in organizing around the Palestinian cause and the city of Chicago since 2011. She is currently a core member of For The People Artist's Collective. She is also the founder of Bigmouth Press & Comix.
Panelists Leila Abdelrazaq (author and artist), Marc Fischer (Temporary Services), Tempestt Hazel (independent curator), Sheika Lugtu (cartoonist and researcher) and members of OOMK share their perspectives and discuss the different ways that artists and activists in their communities are self-publishing for activism.