Dine Out for Safety

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Dine Out for Safety is a community outreach and fundraising event for Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA). Dine Out for Safety unites local restaurants, businesses, organizations and individuals in a unique and fun community-wide experience. On April 22, 2015 participating restaurants will generously donate up to 20% of their dinner proceeds to support the mission of ending violence in our community. Local businesses will be donating prizes for a raffle to benefit the organization. Raffle tickets will be available for sale at participating restaurants. Meet your friends and family at a participating restaurant and a portion of your bill will be donated back to our programs to provide critical crisis support services and long term mental health services for children, individuals, and families affected by family violence, abuse and sexual assault. SACASA works tirelessly to end interpersonal and family violence and prevent child abuse. We rely heavily on individual and corporate contributions to maintain the quality and efficiency of our programs to help make our Southern Arizona communities safer, healthier places to live.

List of restaurants participating in Tucson: http://www.dineoutforsafety.org/tucson, includes popular places such as  Delectables, Feast, Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ (4 locations),  The Coronet, Cafe 54, Bob Dobb’s, Reilly Craft Pizza.

Dine out to join the fight against sexual assault.  And check out the movie “The Hunting Ground” about rape culture & sexual assault coming to the Loft Cinema on Friday, April 24.

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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).

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  1. Reminder: today is the day to dine out for safety, in support of SACASA. I just picked up my delicious lunch from Mama’s eastside: brown rice, fresh salad (none of that iceberg lettuce junk), generous portion of yummy Korean kal-bi ribs, enough to feed me for dinner as well. 20% goes to SACASA all day, so choose your restaurant & dine well.

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