10th Annual Social Justice Symposium

    April 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
    1295 N Martin Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85721


    The mission of the Social Justice Symposium is to cultivate interdisciplinary awareness and encourage action in the pursuit of equal justice for all people in every aspect of our society. Public health is particularly concerned with social justice because the relative (in)equality of all members of a particular society greatly determines the overall health of that society.

    This year’s theme is No One is Immune: Social Justice, Climate Change, and Health, will provide insight, research, and analysis on the realities of climate change and its impact on local, national, and global communities. The symposium will expand beyond climate change to involve individuals and organizations that participate, work, research and advocate for the betterment of human rights and social justice.

    Register online: https://publichealth.arizona.edu/sjs-2016-registration

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert García
    Title: No One is Immune: Social Justice, Climate, and Health
    Date: Friday April 15th, 2016
    Time: 8:00 am-2:30 pm
    Location: Duval Auditorium, Banner UMC

    Breakout speakers at UA Zuckerman College of Public Health 1295 N Martin Ave., Drachman Hall, Tucson, AZ 85724

    Admission is free and open to the public /  Lunch is included with registration

    Keynote Bio

    Robert García is a civil rights advocate who engages, educates, and empowers communities for equal access to public resources. Dr. Garcia has extensive experience in public policy, legal advocacy, mediation, and litigation involving complex social justice, civil rights, human health, environmental, education, and criminal justice matters.

    He is the Founding Director and Counsel of The City Project, a non-profit legal and policy advocacy team in Los Angeles, California.  Dr Garcia is also the Founding Director and Counsel for The City Project Community Faculty, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. García’s work and commitment to social justice is well documented in this The City Project-Dr. Robert Garcia.

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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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