Written By: Haneen Oriqat
How Did We Get Here?" was created with great support and collaboration with The AjA Project and Urban Habitat who made the first comic in 2005 about the city that they live and work in Oakland, California.
The AjA Project was inspired to create a similar graphic novel with City Height's story, and started the project in 2018. The graphic novel with fictional characters from multiple diverse backgrounds illustrates the history of City Heights, focusing on issues like race, class, transportation, land-use, and housing for immigrants and refugees that make up City Heights.