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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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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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Pedro X. Molina wins prestigious award

ICOA’s seventh writer in residence and current Artist Protection Fund Fellow has received the 2021 Gabo Award for Excellence from Fundación Gabo, the foundation created by the late Gabriel García Márquez. The prize is one of the most prestigious for journalists in Latin America. Molina is the first cartoonist to win.

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Workshop: Try Your Hand at Cartooning!

Join internationally acclaimed political cartoonist Pedro X. Molina on Tuesday, September 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a workshop on expressing yourself visually by creating a cartoon. Drawing experience is helpful but not necessary.

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Censorship panel features Pedro Molina

Pedro X. Molina, an acclaimed political cartoonist and a leader in Nicaragua’s opposition-in-exile, will take part in an Amnesty International USA panel on censorship and press freedom on Tuesday, September 21, at 8 p.m. EDT. Pedro, who was ICOA’s seventh artist-in-residence, is now an Artist Protection Fund Fellow at Cornell.

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Pedro Molina speaks to The World

ICOA’s most recent artist-in-residence spoke with the public radio news program The World on June 25 about the troubled state of journalism and democracy in Nicaragua. He also spoke about his own situation as a dissident in exile.

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For Giving is Gorges, support creative expression without fear

Welcoming at-risk writers and artists from around the world takes a community-wide effort. On June 23, show your support for ICOA during Giving is Gorges, a special day of fundraising for local nonprofits.

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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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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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Inside the Cartoonist’s Mind

Online event Tuesday, December 1, 4 p.m. ET How do you make sense of a complicated world in a single panel? In “Inside the Cartoonist’s Mind: Creativity in Challenging Times,” Ithaca City of Asylum’s artist-in-residence Pedro X. Molina and nationally syndicated cartoonist Rob Rogers provide a…

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