Una Lee is a graphic designer, facilitator, and design theorist working in social justice. She uses collaborative and community centered design processes to draw on the brilliance, wisdom, and creativity of communities affected by urgent social issues. The tools and images that have been cocreated through these processes have contributed to substantial changes in legislation and policy, rallied international support, received coverage from major media outlets in Canada, the US, and Mexico, as well as garnered numerous awards. Una splits her time between Toronto and rural Vermont.
Lupe is an Argentinean graphic designer, researcher and design thinker at the service of social justice initiatives. Interested in questions of power, identity and politics, she is an advocate for collaborative, mindful design as an avenue for social change. Lupe holds a BFA from Concordia University (Double Major in Design and Philosophy), and has recently completed a Permaculture Design Certificate at P3 Permaculture. Residing in Montreal, Quebec, she loves filling notebooks with poems and rubbing cats’ bellies during alleyway walks.
Sylver is a graphic designer based in Toronto, Canada. She uses design to communicate the possibilities for improvement in today’s society. Sylver's approach is working collaboratively to effectively convey stories. In her free time, you can also find her cooking with her collective Kasama, a diverse group of individuals that's goal is to build an inclusive culinary community through Filipino food.
Shameela Zaman is an artist, community organizer and a consultant. She is the studio coordinator for And Also Too, where her passion for social justice intersects with design. Her other areas of interest include research and social policy, looking into issues of safety and violence in the lives of Muslim women in Canada. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters in Social Work from the University of Windsor. Shameela is an avid consumer of gelatos, watching the Mindy Project and doodling inside circles.
Zahra Agjee is a Visual Artist whose work deals with issues of identity, representation, and the self. Agjee currently coordinates and facilitates The Truth & Dare Project, an arts-based workshop series for young Muslim women and other youth art programs in the Greater Toronto Area. She is committed to using the visual arts as a tool of empowerment in all of her work.