Green Card Voices
August 31, 2021
5.91 X 9.06 X 0.87 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author
Tea Rozman Clark, PhD is the founding Executive Director of Green Card Voices. Previously, she has worked for Reconciliation and Culture Cooperative Network, a New York City non-profit working with immigrants from the Former Yugoslavia. She is an NYU graduate in Near and Middle Eastern Studies and has a PhD in Cultural History, specializing in oral history from the University of Nova Gorica. She is a first-generation immigrant from Slovenia and 2015 Bush Leadership Fellow.
Julie Vang is a spiritual writer and co-editor of Our Stories Carried Us Here. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a Bachelors in Family Social Science and a minor in Asian American Studies. She is Hmong-American with over six years of policy and programming experience.
Camilo is a Colombian fine artist and cartoonist. He uses drawing as a series of strategies to make visible personal, social and political issues. In his comics, he uses the elements of the documentary format to tell non-fictional stories, implementing anecdotes and interviews. In all of his illustrations, he likes to find relationships between elements in order to make messages intimate and empathizing.
Mike Centeno is a Venezuelan cartoonist who has been living in the U.S. for almost 10 years. His work has been featured in The Chicago Reader, DigBoston, The Nib, Southside Weekly and he self-publishes his own comics series titled Futile Comics. His stories focus on identity, immigration and the rise of global populism and authoritarianism which he explores through fiction.
Tom Kaczynski learned to read English by looking at American capitalist comics in communist Poland. He moved to the U.S. in 1987. His comics have appeared in Best American Non-Required Reading, MOME, and many other publications throughout the years, and were nominated for an Ignatz Award in 2011. Kaczynski is the founder of the independent publishing house, Uncivilized Books.
Ashraf El-Attar is an illustrator from Egypt. He currently resides in Washington DC. He earned his MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). El-Attar was awarded a full scholarship from the Ford Foundation Fellowship to study illustration in the United States in 2008. As an undergraduate, he studied oil painting at Helwan University. In 2002, El-Attar participated in a workshop with the French comic artist Golo. Each artist created two pages of a comic as a modernization of the Sayf ibn Dhī-Yazan character. This book was translated into Arabic, English, and French, and sold in Europe. El Attar's work has been printed in several publications, like the Al-Ahram newspaper in Egypt, where he has created social and political cartoons weekly for five years, as well as Bay State Parents magazine in Boston. He has also illustrated several children's books in the U.S and the Middle East. Attar's passion is to create characters with different facial expressions. People on the street are his main source of inspiration, and ink and pencil are his preferred tools. He believes that the best way to communicate with children is to think like them and to produce illustrations that enrich their imagination. Attar is interested in showing Middle Eastern superheroes like Sindbad or Abu Zayd al-Hilali in a modern way to make them more attractive and to introduce Arabic heritage to the west in an appealing style. He believes that by bringing these characters back to life again, a bridge can be created between cultures.
sunshine gao was born in China and raised in Indiana and Kentucky. Once, they studied moral philosophy and ecology; cooked noodles; and sold produce. Now, they draw stories about home - in all its forms, with all its complications. In spite of everything, they believe the world can be made a beautiful place.