“50 Years of Struggle & Resistance! PCC & Mexican American Studies” panel discussion

    Please save the date for the 3rd Annual Raquel Rubio Goldsmith Lecture in Ethnic, Gender & Transborder Studies:
    “50 Years of Struggle and Resistance! Pima Community College and Mexican American Studies”
    Commemorate the 50th anniversaries of PCC and the national movement for Chican@ Studies with founding and current faculty and students. They will relate struggles and triumphs of PCC’s formative years through present-day efforts for educational self-determination.

    Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6-8:30pm

    Reception 5-6pm

    Amethyst Room, PCC Downtown Campus
    1255 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ
    Welcome by Chancellor Lee Lambert, PCC
    Confirmed speakers:
    Dr. Rodolfo Acuña, Professor, Cal State University at Northridge / Author, Occupied America
    Dr. Raquel Rubio Goldsmith, Founding Faculty Emeritus, PCC / Dir., UA Binational Institute
    Guadalupe Castillo, Founding Faculty Emeritus, PCC / Community activist
    Rosalía Solórzano, Retired Faculty / Co-founder, EGTS Dept., PCC

    Dr. Anna Ochoa O’Leary, Dept. Head, Mexican American Studies, UA

    PCC Mexican American Studies faculty and students
    Co-sponsors: Department of Ethnic, Gender & Transborder Studies and Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity at PCC, and MAS Dept. at University of Arizona.

    Francisca James Hernández, Ph.D. | she, hers, ella, suya

    Head, Dept. of Ethnic, Gender & Transborder Studies

    Faculty, Anthropology Program

    Downtown Campus * Pima Community College

    1255 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85709 * 520.206.7034 office * 520.206.7044 fax

     Research Associate * Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) * University of AZ


    Co-editor, Chicana Studies: An Introduction (www.kendallhunt.com/solorzano)

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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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