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June 18, 2020 / Modified jun 18, 2020 1:54 a.m.

Behind the Mask

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A plea on behalf of sacred lands threatened by border wall construction; and a "thank you" to comic book legend Dennis O'Neil.

Masks hero Pascola masks created by Louis David Valenzuela, a Yaqui woodcarver.
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Arizona Spotlight

June 18, 2020

NPR

Featured on the June 18th, 2020 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

Masks unsized Life casts can become the basis for an art piece.
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  • Author Gary Paul Nabhan is a Research Scientist with the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center, and an Ecumenical Franciscan brother. He talks about an aspect of religious freedom that is often overlooked, and asks that Americans take into account the desecration of sacred sites that are in the path of border wall construction.
nabhan and book spotlight Gary Paul Nabhan, the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the Southwest Center, and Director of the UA Center for Regional Food Studies.
Megan Roxbury

Nabhan essay hero Quitobaquito Springs in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a sacred place, is in danger because of border wall construction.
Courtesy of Gary Paul Nabhan

Nabhan essay unsized body Tohono O'odham rally against the desecration of sacred sites because of the border wall construction.
Courtesy of Gary Paul Nabhan
  • And, remembering a writer who influenced a generation to think about feminism, racism & inequality, and encouraged them to stand up for truth and justice in the real world. Mark McLemore reflects on the legacy of comic book legend Denny O’Neil.

Denny O'Neil Two comic books that featured stories by Denny O'Neil.
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