Community Volunteer Fair

    February 20, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Historic Y
    738 N 5th Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85705


    THE HISTORIC Y announces a free and open to the public event:

    at THE HISTORIC Y, 300 E. University Boulevard
    on President’s Day, February 20, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30.

    “This is an event:
    – for social and environmental activists to connect and engage and learn about the great work that others are doing with whom they may not be so familiar
    – for those with little or no experience in activism who are frustrated by the current political climate, and/or who feel inspired by President Obama’s call to action and are looking to get involved, help vulnerable populations and fight for social and environmental justice, equality and liberal progressive causes
    – for people feeling disenfranchised looking to engage within a place of love and support
    – for social, environmental and political organizations looking for volunteers

    This is for those who are looking for ways to get involved, to learn about the many great organizations there are in Tucson and find causes which resonate with them so that they can, in the words of President Obama, ‘hitch their wagon to something bigger than themselves’, affect positive change, and make a difference. Groups will be able to set up tables where they can educate attendees about their missions, objectives, actions and projects and sign up volunteers to do the work that our democracy demands. We hope people find this a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, get inspired, and make meaningful connections. Beer, snacks, and music will add to the convivial atmosphere in our lovely historic lobby and urban courtyard.

    More than 40 organizations are being invited to participate in the Fair. They are both social and political, with an emphasis on fighting for equality and social justice and protecting the environment and vulnerable populations and causes.

    Participating Organizations:

    AIDS Ribbon Tucson
    Amnesty International Tucson
    The Alliance Fund
    Coalición de Derechos Humanos
    Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection
    Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
    Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva
    Desert Harmony Hospice
    Desert Pirates
    Digna Theater
    Do Happy Today
    Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
    GoodGuides Youth Mentoring
    Humane Society of Southern Arizona
    Indivisible Peter Howell “Mosquitoes”
    Indivisible Southern Arizona
    Indivisible Tucson for Justice
    Jewish History Museum
    Jewish Voice for Peace – Tucson
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
    National Lawyers Guild
    PN Tucson
    Pima Area Labor Federation
    Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation
    Prisoner Visitation & Support
    Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
    Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)
    Southern Arizona BDS Network
    Serve Tucson
    Sierra Club
    Sustainable Tucson
    Tucson Audubon Society
    Tucson Pride
    Watershed Management Group
    Youth on Their Own
    YWCA of Southern Arizona

    Join other social and environmental activists and others frustrated by the current political climate who are looking for ways to get involved and make a difference. Find out about the many organizations that are doing good work in Tucson and fighting for social and environmental justice, equality and liberal progressive causes that are seeking volunteers. Enjoy beer, snacks, music and camaraderie in the lovely lobby and courtyard of The Historic Y.

     For more information about the event, please contact Shawn Burke, 415-218-0020, or via Facebook Messenger. Organizations that wish to participate please RSVP by January 30, 2017.

    Following the Fair, there will be additional social time to encourage introductions, collaboration and idea exchange, from 6:30 to 7, as the setting turns from President’s Day to “Not My President’s Day” with the staged reading of “The Higher Education of Khalid Amir,” an award-winning play with Anti-Trump themes by Monica Bauer, beginning at 7:00 at ZUZI! Theater.”

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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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