Climate Justice Community Forum at Global Justice Center



PROGRAM (subject to change)
Please plan to arrive by 11AM so we can begin on time!
10:30-11:00am Arrive for check-in, participate in multi-media installations and activities
11:00 Opening, short keynote by Kim Smith and Makai Lewis of
Nihigaal bee iina (Journey for Existence, organizers from Navajo Nation)
12:00 Workshops, series 1 (select one)
1:00 Lunch, catered by Mariposas Sin Fronteras
2:00 Workshops, series 2 (select one)
2:45 Next Steps / Action Steps
3:30-4 Closing
(Titles and order subject to change)
Series One (morning)
Geographical Barriers in Tucson offered by Flowers and Bullets and UNIDOS
Migration and Climate Change offered by Todd Miller, author of Border Patrol Nation
The True Cost of Energy: Tucson’s coal power and its impacts on the Navajo Nation offered by Nihigaal bee iina, Journey for Existence (organizers from Navajo Nation)
Series Two (afternoon)
Transit and Transportation Justice offered by the Bus Rider’s Union and BICAS
Coal Pollution and Tucson’s Energy Future offered by Dan Millis of the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter and Larissa Diaz, senior at Changemaker High School
Meet Rising Tide Tucson: What’s coming down the pipeline in the Southwestoffered by Rising Tide

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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).