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Writers Valzhyna Mort and Raul Palma share their journeys

Please join us on Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. for brief readings and a conversation with poet Valzhyna Mort and fiction writer Raul Palma. Writer, actor, and ICOA board member Kate Blackwood will moderate. UPDATE: The event was a success! Watch it on YouTube….

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Join Pedro X. Molina in conversation with Barbara Adams, Friday, March 26, 12 p.m.

UPDATE: Watch a video of this event on YouTube. Pedro X. Molina, an internationally acclaimed political cartoonist who fled Nicaragua with his family in December 2018, will reflect on his experiences, his cartooning, and current conditions in Nicaragua in a…

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Poet, war survivor to read March 19

Ithaca City of Asylum is pleased to cosponsor a reading by Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley on March 19 at 4 p.m. The free online event is organized by Cornell’s Institute for African Development and will be moderated by Dr. Naminata…

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Ithaca College eliminates position filled by last three ICOA writers

By Alex Hartzog, Staff Writer, The IthacanThis article first appeared in The Ithacan on March 4, 2021. Used by permission. After escaping from Nicaragua on Christmas Day in 2018, Pedro Molina, Ithaca College’s International Visiting Scholar in Residence, is now struggling…

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Meet ICOA intern Mae McDermott

The ICOA board is delighted to introduce Spring 2021 intern Mae McDermott. Mae has already been of great assistance creating graphics for the “Odysseys” series, helping us make sense of our mailing lists, and looking into potential funders. We asked…

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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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“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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New book showcases work of persecuted Greek musician

ICOA board member Gail Holst-Warhaft has translated The House with the Scorpions: Selected Poems and Song-Lyrics of Mikis Theodorakis, featuring the work of one of modern Greece’s most important musical figures. “I can’t think of anyone who has suffered more…

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Pedro & Jonathan on human rights show

ICOA artist-in-residence Pedro X. Molina and ICOA board chair Jonathan Miller were interviewed on WRFI‘s Human Rights Show on Friday, September 18. Pedro talked about the political situation in Nicaragua and the circumstances surrounding his emergency departure in December 2018…

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