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ICOA condemns Rushdie attack

In a statement, the board of directors of Ithaca City of Asylum expresses its outrage and solidarity in the wake of the August 12 stabbing of author Salman Rushdie and human rights advocate Henry Reese.

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Sept. 23: DISSIDENCE: Exiled writers on resistance and risk

City of Asylum writers in residence in Ithaca, Pittsburgh, and Detroit will share their experiences in “DISSIDENCE: Exiled Writers on Resistance and Risk” on Friday, September 23, 7 p.m. at the Community School of Music and Arts. Timed for Banned Books Week, the event also celebrates ICOA’s 20th birthday. 

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Podcast features asylum cities movement

The latest episode of the Peace Talks Radio public radio show and podcast looks at the cities of asylum movement. ICOA board member Jonathan Miller interviews former ICOA artist-in-residence Pedro X. Molina, City of Asylum Pittsburgh co-founder Henry Reese, and International Cities of Refuge Network program director Elisabeth Dyvik.

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“Crossing the Line” available for streaming

“Crossing the Line,” our Banned Books Week presentation featuring cartoonists Pedro X. Molina and Rob Rogers, was a smash success, with more than 300 people watching from all over the world. Pedro and Rob’s stories were moving, informative, and entertaining,…

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