Activist Denis Goldberg to speak

    April 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am
    Loft Cinema
    3233 East Speedway Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85716

    Denis Goldberg is a South African social campaigner and former activist against apartheid in South Africa. As a young civil engineer, he campaigned with the African National Congress and joined Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the liberation movement. He was sentenced to four terms of life imprisonment in 1964, along with Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu, but was released in 1985. After his release, he lived in exile in Great Britain. Goldberg returned to South Africa in 2002 and was appointed Special Adviser to Ronnie Kasrils MP, Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry until 2004. In 2010 he published his autobiography, The Mission: A Life for Freedom in South Africa. (Running time: approximately 120 mins.)


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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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