Community Teach-in: Militarization, Occupation, and Colonization



    “Join us to learn about the human rights, indigenous and environmental effects of militarization on communities in Palestine and the Arizona borderlands. More details soon. Please mark your calendar.”

    *** Free and open to the public. ***

    Proposed Schedule:

    9:00am Registration and check-in
    (coffee, pan dulce, juice, etc.)
    9:30am Welcome
    (housekeeping: bathrooms, interpretation, parking, announcements)

    History and Context of Militarization
    9:45-10:05am Isabel Garcia: Militarization of Arizona
    10:05-10:25am Mohyeddin Abdulaziz: Militarization of Palestine

    10:25-10:35am Break

    Panel Presentations
    10:35-10:55am Indigenous Perspective (Nelli Jo David, Joshua Garcia – Tohono O’odham Hemaikam Rights Network – TOHRN)
    10:55-11:20am Environmental Perspective (Dan Millis – Sierra Club)
    11:20-11:45am Human Rights Perspective (Todd Miller, Gabe Schivone)

    11:45-12:15pm Q&A with panelists

    12:15-1:00pm Lunch
    (folks can mingle and check out the info tables)

    1:00-2:15pm Breakout sessions
    (groups meet to strategize and brainstorm)

    2:15-2:45pm Report backs

    2:45-3:00pm Closing/Thanks

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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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