Concert Across America to End Gun Violence


    Guests: Daniel Hernandez, Victoria Steele and Ron Barber
    Music by:
    1:30 – 2:30 PM Steve Kozachik
    2:45 – 3:45 PM Joyce Luna
    4:00 – 5:00 PM Woman Song

    6:00 – 7:30 Bobby Ronstadt
    and from 7:30 to 9:00  Alex’s Fox Force Five

    “Last year many of our participants suggested that each event sing the same song as a show of unity. The band “The Alternate Routes” has given us permission to use their song “Nothing More” as part of the Concert Across America 2017, as long as it is not politicized. Steve Kozachik will be singing the song at the event.”

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    Carolyn’s note: Steve Kozachik is the Ward 6 Councilman (2 terms);  Daniel Hernandez is the House Rep. in LD 2; Victoria Steele is a former 2 term Az House Rep. (LD 9); Ron Barber served 1 term as CD 2 Congressman, and 6 months in CD 8.

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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).


    1. From FB photos of Aspen Green: also attending yesterday were 1/18/11 survivors Daniel Hernandez Jr. (now LD 2 House Rep.), and Pam Simon, as well as Roxanna Green – mother of victim Christina Taylor-Green, and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.

    2. 40 people in attendance at this concert hosted by Moms Demand Action and Be Smart for Kids, advocating against gun violence and background checks/safety locks for guns. Former CD 8/CD 2 Congressman (and 1/8/11 survivor) Ron Barber spoke for background checks at Congress and state level, and former AZ House member Victoria Steele said that the gun lobby was encouraging women to buy guns as protection, which had not worked for her after she was robbed in a TV station parking lot. Singing Councilman Steve K sang “Nothing More”, then “Desperado, Something Happening Here; Give Peace a Chance, Heaven’s Door, If I Die Young” (for Justice for Genna audience members), several other songs, then “Imagine” . He wore tshirt of Justice for Genna group for 27 year old Genna Ayup, shot in the head in June 2012 by allegedly drunk boyfriend Ronald James Corbin Jr. in front of their then-2 year old son. Custody fight ensuring, as Corbin was never charged criminally with her death. Also present today Patricia Maisch, survivor from 1/8/11 shooting and Emily Nothingham, mother of Congressional staffer Gabe Zimmerman, killed that day. Drop by concert, till 9 p.m. tonight.

    3. Updated event flyer with different musicians. Don’t miss hearing Councilman Steve K sing “Nothing More”. Today at 1:30 p.m.

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