Attorney Rachel Wilson on immigration & refugee law at DGT

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    When:
    December 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    2018-12-03T12:00:00-07:00
    2018-12-03T13:30:00-07:00
    Where:
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    USA

    “Our speaker this week will be Rachel Wilson. Rachel holds both a PhD and a law degree from the University of Arizona. As a public defender, she won a precedent-setting case protecting the rights of children. In 2009, she was named Legal Aid Attorney of the Year by the State Bar of Arizona for her work with the Asylum Program of Arizona.

    Rachel Wilson

    Rachel has lived abroad multiple times and is fluent in Spanish and Russian. In 2016 Rachel was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach and conduct research on issues related to migration in Russia.

    Rachel will be speaking with DGT on immigration and refugee law as well as the situation at our Southern Border.”

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    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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