Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8

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“How Incarceration Affects Women & Families”
presented by Frida Espinosa and Raquel Mogollon

on March 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. (free event)
for International Women’s Day, hosted by Tucson Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF)

at Alliance for Global Justice headquarters

225 E. 26th St. (between  4th and 5th  Avenues)

Also featuring Rebeca Cartes, Chilean musician

Refreshments will be served

info:  debdivya@aol.com

Before this performance, you can drop by  Fortin de las Flores, 102 E. 31st St. (SE corner of 6th Avenue), a nearby women’s resource/workshop center in South Tucson. They’re having a free International Women’s Day celebration as well, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

 Join us at Fortin de las Flores to celebrate International Women’s Day this Saturday with a great variety of demonstrations that will include working with natural herbs & essential oils, acupuncture, & a spinning wheel. We’re also excited to share a danza azteca performance, music & refreshments! Special vendor sales will include natural medicines & cosmetics, jewelry & more…

They are right next door to Pre Loved Chica Clothing (women owned/operated) where you can find great bargains on gently preloved women’s/children’s wear.  Phone 520-245-7867, open Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat from 10 to 6 p.m.   Contact prelovedchicaclothing@gmail.com for more information. I found a nice pair of beige pants and a long black skirt there, which I am still enjoying.

Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, and Women’s “Herstory” Month  throughout  March. More about Women’s History Month, click here.
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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).