35th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

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    When:
    May 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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    Where:
    Historic Y
    300 E University Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85705
    USA

    “The 35th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial will be commemorated worldwide on Sunday May 21, 2017. This year’s local event will take place at the Historic Y, located at 300 East University Blvd, from 6:30-7:30pm.  This is a free event and open to the public.

    This year’s event will include a multi-faith blessing; performances; a moment of silence; reading of the names of those lost to HIV/AIDS; and a symbolic candle lighting.

    AIDS Ribbon Tucson, southern Arizona’s interactive public Memorial for those taken by HIV and AIDS, will also be available on site for anyone who has lost someone to the disease and wishes to remember them by writing a message and name on the fabric Ribbon.”

    35th Annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial is Sunday May 21

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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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