Circles of Nonviolence & Collaboration in So. Arizona


Circles of Noviolence--Feb 16 thru 22, 2015--Flyer for all 4 Meetings (3)-page-001

Summary description:
“A unique 2-hour gathering in which (after becoming introduced to the project by Moji Agha, a travelling Sufi monk/poet/peace activist) the “civility actors” in the Circle would ask themselves this “Socratic” question: As we remain who we are and continue to do what we do (as individuals or groups, engaged in critically needed nonviolent actions for peace, justice, Mother Earth protection, interfaith dialogue, etc.) how can we do our work co-creatively, so as to result in our “civil society” becoming more effective and integrated through sustained “synergistic” collaboration?”

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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).