Melissa Whitworth continues her series by exploring what brought our five founding members together to form Ithaca Welcomes Refugees.
Melissa Whitworth introduces us to five local businesses, Lively Run, the Groundswell Center, Ploughbreak Farm (Burdett), Crooked Carrot Farm and Kitchen (Ithaca), and Wide Awake Bakery (Trumansburg), who have come together to support refugees in our community.
Check out a collection of Druze music from DBRadio, an excellent podcast curated by David Byrne. As with everything Syrian, Druze music and history are complicated. “The Druze are a small but influential community spread across Syria, Israel and Lebanon. Their faith, which dates to the 11th century, includes elements found in Islam, Christianity and Buddhism.”
In a UNHCR publication, Chobani yogurt CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, tell us why he has pledged to support refugees around the world.