Asian in Ithaca: Stories of Race, Culture & Identity — Episode 3 | Sonali Samarasinghe and Raza Rumi on Asylum in Ithaca


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A happy fourth of July to our listeners! The second episode in our summer series focusing on the culture, religion, concerns and personal stories of members of the AAPI community in the Ithaca area. In this episode, correspondents Vedant Akhauri and Jordan Broking speak to two members of the Ithaca Community who were forced to flee from their home countries due to fear of persecution and were then able to find a home in Ithaca because of the support they received from the Ithaca City of Asylum. These Ithacans are Sonali Samarasinghe - A journalist, lawyer and activist from Sri Lanka and Raza Rumi, Director of Ithaca College’s Park Centre for Independent Media and a policy analyst, journalist and author. Ithaca Now is WICB's news program covering news, issues, and culture in the Ithaca area. For more local news, visit Originally aired July 4, 2021

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