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Bring Pakistan’s Missing Bloggers Home

Our resident writer, Raza Rumi, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times on January 20, 2017. Read it below or on the New York Times website  Since Jan. 4, at least five bloggers and activists have disappeared in Pakistan. Perhaps the best…

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Middle Eastern Music Benefit Concert for ICOA

As a benefit for Ithaca City of Asylum, Cornell’s Middle Eastern Music Ensemble will perform a concert of music from Turkey, Greece, Egypt, and Iran at Cinemapolis on Thursday, February 9th at 7pm. Middle Eastern sweets will be served. Tickets…

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Join ICOA at Opera Ithaca’s production of Thumbprint

ICOA is pleased to invite you to attend Opera Ithaca’s production of Thumbprint, a contemporary opera inspired by the experiences of Mukhtar Mai, the first female victim of gang rape to bring her male attackers to justice in Pakistan. ICOA’s…

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Rumi reads on November 1

Raza Rumi and Tyrone Shaw present Creative Writing on Social Justice Tues November 1, 5:30 pm, Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center, Ithaca College

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Images from our 15th anniversary celebration

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ICOA hosts breakfast for Svetlana Alexievich

Nobel Prize-winning author and former ICORN resident Svetlana Alexievich visited Cornell University in September to present a moving lecture on her work. ICOA board members hosted a breakfast for Ms. Alexievich. ICOA Board Member Barbara Adams and Svetlana Alexievich

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ICOA’s 15th Anniversary: ICTV

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CPJ welcomes new probe into murder of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga

Source: CPJ welcomes new probe into murder of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga

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Reading by Raza Rumi 9/28 4:30 Olin Library

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Dusk, the Girl, the Antiquated Railway

This railroad has not been used for years. The solid rails rusted, just like your lifetime is eroded by wind and storms. The rails lie peacefully on the road bed, winding to a remote place. There is an abandoned factory…

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