Civil Rights Restoration Workshop


    This free workshop is for people with Arizona and Federal convictions, intended for those who have already completed their sentences. To prepare, please bring all paperwork about your conviction. To obtain an Arizona Certificate of Absolute Discharge request form, go to:

    LOCATION: Pima County Public Defender’s Office – 10th Floor Conference Room

    QUESTIONS? Contact Alonzo Morado, Primavera Foundation Community Engagement Coordinator, at (520) 882-5383 or

    EVENT HOSTED BY: The Pima County Clerk of the Superior Court, the Civil Rights Restoration Clinic of the James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, the Office of the Pima County Public
    Defender, Second Chance, and the Primavera Foundation.

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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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