Community forum: panel discussion on homelessness


    Hosted by Rebel Shears of Love and 3 others

    “This open to the public panel discussion will give the community an opportunity to discuss the solutions to the core issues with homelessness in our community, as well as ask questions to the people in our city that address homelessness day to day.

    Ibrahim Mubarik, 30 year Portland Homeless Rights Advocate, Co-founder of Right 2 Survive, Dignity Village, and Right 2 Dream too

    Dr. Dan Renerie, President, La Frontera Community Services
    Jon McLane, Pastor and Homeless Advocate, Veteran Rescue Mission
    Ben Mather, Director, Civilians on Patrol
    Kelly Flores, Outreach Worker, Operation 13:2
    Sgt. Winsky, Tucson Police Department – M.I.S.T Unit
    Marysol Carmona, Rebel Shears of Love

    Each panel guest will give a 3-5 minute presentation on their experience with homelessness, and what their organization does to address homelessness.

    Members of the audience will have an opportunity to question panel guests on the core issues of homelessness, and food will be provided by Cheba Hut Tucson.

    Who: Homeless Experts
    What: Open discussion on Homelessness
    When: November 26th 4-6pm
    Where: Pima County Public Library, Joel Valdez, Lower Level Room
    Why: To create solutions to homelessness locally
    How: With the cooperation of the community as a whole


    La Frontera Center
    Cheba Hut Tucson
    Diggins Environmental
    PPEP Youthbuild Tucson
    Mobile Mini
    Tucson Police Department
    Operation 13:2
    Rebel Shears of Love
    DUI Squad
    Right 2 Survive

    Contact 520-329-9192 to co-sponsor event or to be involved.”

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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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