Arizona celebrates 19th Amendment

    August 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    North High School, Phoenix
    101 E Thomas Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Saturday, August 26, 3:00 p.m.: Arizona Celebrates the 19th Amendment, at North High School, 1101 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. The program this year will feature Jessica Neuwirth, President of ERA Coalition and author of “Equal Means Equal.” In addition, Dr. Karon Jolna, program director and editor of Ms. in the Classroom Ms. Magazine, will be speaking. There will also be networking, music by African Rhythm, tabling, a dessert reception and women currently holding and running for political office. For more information please see their Facebook page and you can RSVP through Eventbrite.”


    • KEYNOTE speaker: JESSICA NEUWIRTHPresident of the ERA Coalition, an organization working to support passage and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. She is one of the founders of Equality Now, an international human rights organization aiming to end violence and discrimination against women. She is also the author of EQUAL MEANS EQUAL: Why The Time For An Equal Rights Amendment Is Now.
    • Dr. Karon Jolna, Program Director & Editor of Ms. in the Classroom for Ms. Magazine, and Feminist Majority Foundation
    • Sara Bradshaw, West Coast Political Director for Feminist Majority Foundation, trailblazing feminist leader, organizer and educator. Most recently Sara led FMF’s Equal Rights Amendment Walks in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, as well as organizing for the Nevada ERA. Sara also leads the Feminist Majority Foundation’s current End Child Marriage campaign.
    • Once again, we are delighted to have Kim Covington, Senior  Director of Community Initiatives for the Arizona Community Foundation, and former 12News Anchor, as our Emcee for the afternoon.


    • Parade of Runners: Women currently running for office and  incumbent elected officials
    • Dessert reception
    • Music by African Rhythm
    • Networking, sponsored tabling, voter registration


    • 2:00 PM: Registration begins (cafeteria)
    • 3:00 PM: Program begins (auditorium)
    • Dessert reception immediately following the program (cafeteria)

    General admission: $10 in advance, $15 day of the event (kids under 12 free).CASH ONLY. Donations are also accepted through Eventbrite ticketing.

    For tabling and sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Anne Guerrant at 602-740-5622,, or Dana Saylor at 602-740-0840,

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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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