Ithaca City of Asylum


For dissident writer, the fight for Russia’s future is personal

In a profile in the Cornell Chronicle, Dmitry Bykov describes his interests and goals and discusses the personal and professional challenges he has faced as a prominent critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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How Ithaca became a “global hub” for refugees

A feature on the news site Documented describes Ithaca’s long history of sheltering and supporting refugees from around the world. The piece looks at the way citizens, organizations, government, and institutions in Ithaca have opened their doors to people fleeing violence or persecution in Myanmar, Afghanistan, Syria, and many other countries. Ithaca City of Asylum (ICOA) is among the featured groups.

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Hear Pedro X. Molina in conversation with Barbara Adams at FLEFF

Internationally acclaimed political cartoonist and ICOA artist-in-residence Pedro X. Molina spoke with ICOA board member and Ithaca College writing professor Barbara Adams on March 26 as part of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. A video of the event is now available.

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Pedro’s IC talk is canceled

A public conversation between Pedro X. Molina, ICOA’s current artist-in-residence, and Tyrell Stewart-Harris, assistant professor of writing at Ithaca College, planned for March 25 at IC, has been canceled, along with the rest of the 2020 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival….

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