Road to Refuge: a new grassroots movement welcomes refugees to Ithaca

The Ithaca Voice | July 29, 2016

The Road to RefugeMelissa Whitworth continues her series by exploring what brought our five founding members together to form Ithaca Welcomes Refugees.


How 5 local farms are banding together to help an Iraqi refugee in Tompkins County

The Ithaca Voice | July 10, 2016

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.


Refugee: Ithaca is a ‘piece of heaven’ after years of living in war-torn Iraq

The Ithaca Voice | July 1, 2016

Ithaca Voice Peace of HeavenWe love this wonderfully written piece from the Ithaca Voice! Read about one of the families that has found a new home in Ithaca. Melissa Whitworth helps share their story, what brought them to Ithaca, and the incredible ways the community has come together to welcome them.

Ya Watani – Dabke dance music from Syria with an interview

David Byrne Radio on Mixcloud | June 5, 2016

Check out Ya Watani David Byrne Radioa 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.”


Chobani yogurt CEO Hamdi Ulukaya pledges to support refugees

UNHCR | June 1, 2015

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya

In a UNHCR publication, Chobani yogurt CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, tell us why he has pledged to support refugees around the world.


The Fruits of Your Suffering: A Letter to My Refugee Mom

On Being | April 30, 2016

Blogger Adrienne Minh-Chau Le shares a moving piece dedicated to her mother’s journey from Vietnam to the United States.