Occupy Forum Field Trip: Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq


April 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Timken Hall
1111 8th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

​OccupyForum F I E L D T R I P
OccupyForum is going on a field trip. Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq will be presenting her work, and discussion about the intersection of art and activism. ​Baddawi, her new graphic novel published by Just World Books, depicts the stories of her father who was raised in the Baddawi refugee camp in northern Lebanon.

“A lot of people don’t know much about Palestine or haven’t met a Palestinian,” Abdelrazaq said. “I hope this teaches people a bit, not just about the political situation, but the importance of the refugee situation.

“These are stories you’d hear from your parents over and over again, to the point where you’d say, ‘You can stop telling that story now,'” Abdelrazaq said. “All parents have those few stories. But while my father’s stories are common in Palestinian families, outside communities don’t hear them much. People react by saying, ‘Whoa, what?'” But mass displacement and ethnic cleansing, while weird to an American audience, is something many of us have experienced or have family members who have experienced.”

Q&A session to follow. Books available for purchase onsite.

Please note time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM


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