Celebrate the Freedom to Read with a spirited and inspiring presentation and performance by Cornell University Writer in Residence and Visiting Professor Irakli Kakabadze.
Kakabadze, a writer, peace studies scholar and activist, and his wife, Anna Dolidze, now a research fellow at Cornell Law School, fled the Republic of Georgia in 2006 after he was beaten, arrested and had his life threatened for protesting repressive government actions. The two are the subject of the documentary film ‘At the Top of My Voice.’ He lives in Ithaca as part of the Ithaca City of Asylum Writers Project.
Kakabadze will discuss the persecution he endured in Russia and share his poetry and writings.
This program is free and open to the public.
Tompkins County Library, Borg Warner room
Thursday, September 30