A Community Conversation with Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison”

    February 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Fox TucsonTheater
    17 W Congress St
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    Wednesday, February 1st | 4PM
    “Piper Kerman, bestselling author, memoirist and social justice advocate discusses the effect of how going to prison can be devastating on families. Join us as Ms. Kerman speaks about the state of criminal justice in America, and how it effects the growing number of incarcerated women and their children.”
    Tickets $25 to $100 online: https://foxtucsontheatre.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=850
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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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