Border Walls, Prison Walls, Militarized Police & Drug Wars


    “Featuring: Natali Segovia, Emcee, National Lawyers Guild Indigenous Rights Committee Chair and member of Alliance for Global Justice Board

    Nasim Chatha, Prison Imperialism project coordinator for Alliance for Global Justice, speaking on Prison Imperialism and the Drug War

    Eduardo Garcia, School of the Americas Watch Coordinator, speaking on the US Role in Military, Paramilitary and Police Repression in Mexico

    Isabel Garcia, Derechos Humanos Coalition, speaking on Border Militarization and Detention Centers in the United States

    Todd Miller, Author of Border Patrol Nation, speaking on US funded Border Militarization and Detention Centers in Mexico

    David Archuleta, Lucha Unida de Padres y Estudiantes, speaking on the Bi-National Struggle against Empire and Repression

    Suggested donation: $5 and up; no one turned away for lack of payment

    6pm Dinner with delegates for AfGJ’s Tear Down the Walls Delegation to Mexico
    7pm Forum begins

    This forum will examine how the US government is spreading mass incarceration and police and border militarization in both the United States and Mexico. These programs are largely funded as part of the “War on Drugs”. The speakers will look at these issues from a variety of perspectives with time for questions and comments from the audience at the end of the event.”

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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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