4th Annual AZ Educators Conference


    “We’re back for a 4th year and ready to train first-time attendees and conference returners at our annual AZ Educators Conference on April 7, 2017. Join us and get the tools you need to support, protect, and fight for ALL (DACAmented & undocumented) immigrants and refugees in our schools. This year we’ll cover:

    • Updates on DACA & the U.S. President’s executive orders on immigration
    • Scholarships & transfer strategies for undocumented students
    • Deportation defense strategies to protect families you work with
    • Know your rights information for educators working with undocumented families
    • Healing spaces & more

    Who should attend: K-12 & higher education teachers, counselors, advisors, & administrators are strongly encouraged to attend. Community leaders and students are welcome.

    Registration: $25/person. Payments can be made online, with check, or with a purchase order.

    Volunteer with us: Signups coming soon

    Conference agenda: Coming soon

    Sponsors: Grant provided by the Unitarian Universalist Fund for a Just Society. Our conference is held in collaboration with Higher Ground and the University of Arizona’s Immigrant Student Resource Center.”

    Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-az-educators-conference-tickets-32206643939?ref=ebtn

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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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