Citywide Refugee 101

    November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Palo Verde High School
    1302 S Avenida Vega
    Tucson, AZ 85710
     Hosted by Tucson Refugee  in Palo Verde High School Family Resource Center

    “Learn the facts about refugee resettlement and gain knowledge on the struggles and successes of a new American:

    -Who is a Refugee, Asylee or an Immigrant?
    -Why does it help the U.S. strengthen our country’s security?
    -How do you welcome a family in your neighborhood?
    -How do new Americans become self-sufficient?

    If you’re interested in joing us, please RSVP here:

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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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