Maisa C. Taha (Ph.D. 2014), Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Marge Pellegrino just published an article in Anthropology Now on BARA’s multi-year partnership with Owl & Panther, a Tucson expressive arts program for refugee survivors of torture and trauma. Marge is a writer, educator, and activist, and for 20 years facilitated programming for Owl & Panther, which originally grew out of the Sanctuary Movement in the 1990s. The article focuses on the first year of the partnership, describing how BARA interns learned and adapted ethnographic methods to carry out a program assessment of Owl & Panther’s grassroots operations. Read “Doorway to a Partnership Assessment in Tucson, Arizona” here.
BARAs work with Owl & Panther was also mentioned in a 2017 article published on the Southwest Folklife Alliance’s website. (Anthro News date: 6/14/2019)