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Owl and Panther 

A story in photos by Josh Morgan.
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Marge White Pellegrino, Fowsiyo Abdi, 11, and Khadija Abdille, 13, walk toward the Desert View High School theater to watch a performance by Borderlands Theater. Borderlands incorporated plays written by Owl and Panther children into the performance.
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Uma Dhimal, 13, Marge White Pellegrino and Indira Dhamala, 17, converse before a performance by Borderlands Theater at Desert View High School. Borderlands incorporated plays written by Owl and Panther children into the performance.
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Indira Dhamala, a member of Owl and Panther, and Isan Brant, a volunteer, watch a performance by Borderlands Theater at Desert View High School. Borderlands incorporated plays written by Owl and Panther children into the performance.
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Members of Owl and Panther watch a performance by Borderlands Theater at Desert View High School. Borderlands incorporated plays written by Owl and Panther children into the performance.
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Volunteer Kathy Zaleski watches Owl and Panther members Bhagat Dhimal, 10, Heron Tiwari, 7, and Krishna Rizal, 6, as they draw at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.
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Indira Dhamala, 17, reads from her notebook at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Owl and Panther members wrote down what they thought their experience at the Tucson Museum of Art would be like beforehand, and then wrote about the experience afterward.
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Uma Dhimal, 14, reads from her notebook at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Owl and Panther members wrote down what they thought their experience at the Tucson Museum of Art would be like beforehand, and then wrote about the experience afterward.
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Long-time Owl and Panther supporter Kathleen Mcloughlin joins Heron Tiwari, 7, to view Tiwari’s artwork at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. An exhibit of Owl and Panther artwork is now on display at the Woods Library.
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Fowsiyo Abdi, 11, Khadija Abdille, 13, and Heron Tiwari, 7, take a break from the Owl and Panther meeting at Sonora Cohousing to enjoy the fresh air.
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Heron Tiwari, 7, hangs from the monkey bars at the Sonora Cohousing playground.
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Sanaa Abdullah, 7, swings on a tire swing at the playground at Sonora Cohousing.
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Fowsiyo Abdi, 11, Sanna Abdullah, 7, Bhagat Dhimal 10, and Krishna Rizal, 6, play in front of cardboard forts at Sonora Cohousing.
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Fowsiyo Abdi, 11, and Adey Abdille, 8, hula-hoop in the courtyard at Sonora Cohousing before an Owl and Panther meeting.
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Alida Wilson-Gunn, director of education outreach at Borderlands Theater, pumps up members of Owl and Panther for their big performance at the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s “Young at Art” event. Some Owl and Panther kids had roles in the plays that they wrote for the collaboration between Borderlands and Owl and Panther.
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Sanaa Abdullah, 6, Rola Abdullah, 11, and Khadija Abdille, 13, and Adey Abdille, 8, watch the Borderlands Theater performance at the University of Arizona Poetry Center “Young at Art” event. The Owl and Panther kids played roles in the plays that they wrote for the collaboration between Borderlands and Owl and Panther.
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Members of Owl and Panther and the Borderlands Theater take a bow after their performance at the University of Arizona Poetry Center “Young at Art” event. The Owl and Panther kids played roles in the plays that they wrote for the collaboration between Borderlands Theater and Owl and Panther.
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Marge White Pellegrino speaks in front of Owl and Panther members and volunteers, while Mohammed Al-Dulaimi, 10, stands next to her.
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Sheikhnoor, Khadija and Adey Abdille read from their notebooks at Sonora Cohousing. Panther members wrote down what they thought their experience at the Tucson Museum of Art would be like beforehand, and then wrote about the experience afterward.
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Owl and Panther members and volunteers listen to children read from their notebooks. Panther members wrote down what they thought their experience at the Tucson Museum of Art would be like beforehand, and then wrote about the experience afterward.
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Mohammed Al-Dulaimi, 10, and Heron Tiwari, 7, make paper cranes during a meeting at Sonora Cohousing. The paper cranes were sent to Switzerland to join other paper cranes made around the globe to raise money for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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Although Owl and Panther is primarily for refugee children, many adults, like Nada Hussin, also get a lot out of the program.
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