2017 So. AZ Asian American Pacific Islander conference

    “Online registration is opening soon! Save the date – Saturday, April 22nd – for the Pan Asian Community Alliance, Inc. 2017 Southern Arizona Asian American and Pacific Islander Conference, “Reach, Inspire and Connect”, at Pima Community College West Campus. Registration begins at 7:30 AM followed by workshops at 8:30 AM. The conference is open to everyone. The registration fee, $10 for students (ID required at check-in) and $40 for non-students, includes continental breakfast, snacks, lunch, workshops and a dynamic panel discussion you will not want to miss. The workshops are designed for high school and college students who want to be prepared for college, career or life. Be inspired by our opening speaker, Sylvia M. Lee, Ph.D. Everyone can learn something from the panel discussion, “Growing up AAPI”. For more information or to be a sponsor, call PACA at (520) 512-0144.”
    Info: https://www.facebook.com/panasiancommunityalliance.org/


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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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