Our History: Parara USA
“Parara” means “shining light” in Bari language, was founded in 2006 by a group of Bari members from across the USA who believed in the need for a community based organization to connect and help Bari communities in the USA.
Since our founding, we have held 9 annual conferences across the USA that connected and educated Bari people and delivered humanitarian services such as medical container to the people of South Sudan.
Today we continue to hold events and workshops that connect and help Bari people in diaspora. Recently we jump-started our scholarship program to assist youth with educational costs.
Parara USA History Timeline
2006: Parara USA was founded and the first conference “Momoret Na Bari- ya morja pele geleng yi a Bari” was held in Minnesota, USA
2010: 5th annual conference “Gwelingnit A Luba” was held in Manchester, NH
2013: Medical container and Radio equipment delivered to Juba, South Sudan
2014: Parara USA obtained federal tax-exempt 501(C) (3) status
Successful Momoret Conferences
|Momoret year||Location||Momoret Theme|
|2018||San Diego, CA||TBD|
|2017||Milwaukee, WI||Bari ti Tokojuono|
|2016||Richmond, VA||Bari ti Wudya|
|2015||Kansas City, KC||Jubek, Bari Kuluya?|
|2014||Erie, PA||Bari Juleta Löri Ko RiŊit|
|2013||Des Moines, IA||Bari Dek Nyo|
|2011||Nashville, TN||Bari Moke ta Jur ko DÖyÖ|
|2010||Manchester, NH||Gwelingnit A Luba|
|2009||Omaha, NB||Bari ti Kora|
|2008||Houston, TX||Miyajin Kang Ti Bari Kangu Ko Lukata na Jur|
|2007||Sioux Falls, SD||Bari ta Kuluya|
|2006||Minneapolis, MN||Ya a Morja Pele Geleng yi a Bari|
Bari History and Culture