AZ Celebrates the 19th Amendment

    August 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    ASU West campus
    4701 W Thunderbird Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85051

    AZ Celebrates The 19th Amendment 2018

    Sun, August 26, 2018, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


    “This year’s program is all about the women. . . the ones who are courageously speaking out about their past abuse and harassment through the #MeToo movement; the ones who are working tirelessly to end violence against women and children and to change the culture that allows it to continue; the ones who are working to recruit more young women in STEM education; the ones who are working to pass the ERA; and the ones who are running for office to give women equal representation in our government.


    This year we are honored to have as our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Gail Dines. Dr. Dines is Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Wheelock College in Boston, an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, and a feminist public intellectual. Dr. Dines is also Founder and President of Culture Reframed, a non-profit organization that takes a public health approach to prevent, build resilience to, and ultimately eradicate the harms of pornography. The women of Arizona have seen their fair share of sexual harassment in the work place, including our legislature. And we have been told no, once again, by our legislators that we cannot have equality and constitutional protection through passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. So, we can think of no better person than Dr. Dines to motivate, inspire and encourage women to help each other!

    Also speaking is Dr. Melissa Wilson Sayres, Assistant Professor, Genomics, Evolution & Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University. Dr. Sayres will speak on the importance of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

    We’ll also have a short presentation by the League of Women Voters, Metropolitan Phoenix to encourage ALL WOMEN TO GET OUT THE VOTE!”


    1:30 – 2:45 pm Registration, Sponsored Tabling Set-Up
    2:45 – 4:00 pm Main Program
    4:00 – 5:00 pm Dessert Reception/Networking

    tickets: $12.24 to $22.49:

    “AZ Celebrates The 19th Amendment is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the history of women’s suffrage, women’s liberation and civil right movements. We strongly advocate for women’s equality and protection under constitutional law by passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. We encourage women to become active community leaders and to seek political office, and we support young women who aspire to become our future leaders through educational scholarships. Most importantly, we strongly urge women to get out and VOTE!”

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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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