As noted last month in CP, not only the National Endowment for the Arts but also the National Endowment for the Humanties is being targeted for complete defunding by the Trump Admistration. And one local nonprofit that stands to lose out if the NEH is cut or cut back is City of Asylum, which shelters writers persecuted in their home countries and provides a year-round slate of free literary readings, concerts and more.
As of earlier this week, City of Asylum had raised about $65,000 toward that $100,000 goal, including $45,000 from individual donors (the rest was from foundations). The group estimates that to reach that goal, it needs another $10,000 to $15,000 in individual gifts.
Here's a story CP ran in 2004, about City of Asylum's first writer-in-residence, Chinese dissident poet Huang Xiang.
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