2015 Emerge! Mother of the Year luncheon

    May 7, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
    Westin La Paloma resort
    3800 East Sunrise Drive
    Tucson, AZ 85718


    Join Us for Our 2015 Mother of the Year Luncheon!

    Presented by Comcast

    The mothers in our programs face impossible choices. They would do anything to protect their children. Every year we choose a mother who has displayed exceptional courage. At the luncheon we tell her story and celebrate her bravery.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., auction and raffle begin at 11:00 a.m.
    Westin La Paloma

    Buy tickets online at www.emergecenter.org. Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse provides domestic abuse crisis intervention and housing, prevention, education, support, and advocacy services to anyone experiencing domestic abuse. While the majority of the people seeking our services are women and their children, our services are available to anyone regardless of gender.

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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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