Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Today: "Baddawi" by Leila Abdelrazaq at Georgetown

  • at 7:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Georgetown University - Walsh Building room 394
Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine welcome you to a presentation and conversation with Leila Abdelrazaq, author of her recent graphic novel, Baddawi.

Baddawi is a coming-of-age story about a young boy named Ahmad struggling to find his place in the world. Raised in a refugee camp called Baddawi in northern Lebanon, Ahmad is just one of the thousands of Palestinians who fled their homeland after the war in 1948 established the state of Israel.

Leila Abdelrazaq is a Chicago-based Palestinian artist and organizer. She is a recent graduate of DePaul University where she double majored in Theatre Arts and Arabic Studies. During her time at DePaul, Leila served in her chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), helping to pass the DePaul Divest referendum. She is also a member of the National Students for Justice in Palestine Steering Committee. When not drawing comics, studying Arabic, or working with SJP, Leila enjoys carpentry, painting, breaking things, and making a mess. Her website is and she tweets @lalalaleila.

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