10th Corazon de Justicia Awards Dinner

    November 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    El Casino Ballroom
    437 East 22nd Street
    Tucson, AZ 85713
    $35 tickets



    Coalición de Derechos Humanos is pleased to announce our 10th Corazón de Justicia Awards Dinner, Saturday Nov. 15 at El Casino Ballroom. We will honor 11 Tucson activists who have demonstrated their “heart of justice” through their work in the community to make Tucson a more just and equitable place for all of us. Live music and dinner as we dance the night with cumbia/ska band Santa Pachita! Get your tickets now!  Doors open 6 p.m.  www.derechoshumanosaz.net.

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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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