“American Denial” film about racism

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    When:
    February 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    2015-02-18T18:00:00-07:00
    2015-02-18T20:00:00-07:00
    Where:
    YWCA Tucson
    525 North Bonita Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    USA
    Cost:
    Free

    Am,ericandenial

    Sponsored by YWCA Tucson & Az Public Media. Free screening but RSVP requested at info@ywcatucson.org or call 520-884-7810. Film & facilitated Community Discussion afterwards in Frances McClelland Leadership Center.

    “In the wake of recent events that have sparked a national dialogue on race dynamics, American Denial explores the impact of unconscious biases around race and class, using Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism.”

     

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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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