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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A Christmas Story

On Christmas Day 2018, Pedro X. Molina, his wife, and their two young children traveled from their small city in the north of Nicaragua to the airport in Managua. With just carry-on baggage, they told the authorities they were going…

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PEN America launches free speech campaign

PEN America, an important partner of Ithaca City of Asylum, has launched a campaign called Free Speech 2020 to “catalyze action across the country to defend press freedom, fight online harassment, combat disinformation, and uphold protest rights.” The initiative seeks…

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