National Immigrant Integration Conference

    December 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
    Phoenix Convention Center
    Phoenix Convention Center North Building
    100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    “Now in its tenth year, the NATIONAL IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION CONFERENCE (NIIC) is the largest conference on immigration in the United States. The signature event of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), a national multiethnic, multiracial network of the country’s 37 largest immigrant and refugee rights organizations that works for and with new Americans to be powerful participants and leaders in creating a more vibrant, just, and welcoming democracy for all.
    NIIC brings together leaders from all sectors working on immigration and refugee issues to strategize and share best practices including: policymakers, businesses and entrepreneurs, direct practitioners, advocates, funders, community based groups and community organizers, researchers and academics, media makers, artists and cultural workers, and more. The 2017 NIIC – AND JUSTICE FOR ALL – will be co-hosted in Phoenix, Arizona December 10-12, 2017 by NPNA and its partner organization Promise Arizona, which is based in Phoenix. Over 1,000 participants from all across the US are expected to attend. Join us!”

    Hosted by Promise Arizona in Action and Promise Arizona- PAZ

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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).


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