Concert for Civility on Congress

    January 11, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Hotel Congress patio & Rialto Theater
    318 East Congress Street
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    $10 suggested; $20 advance/$25 day of
    Jennie Grabel
    (520) 440-­‐0221



    Four years following the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting tragedy in Tucson, the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding continues its tradition of connecting the community through music, by holding its 5th Concert for Civility fundraiser on Sunday, Jan. 11 2015, at the Rialto Theatre and Hotel Congress Patio. This family-­‐friendly event features Ozomatli, Salvador Duran, Joey Burns and Friends, The John Coinman Band and The Awkward Moments for KIDS with poetry from Logan Phillips and Teré Fowler-­‐Chapman.

    Event Details: Hotel Congress Patio 3:00-­‐5.30 p.m: ($10 Suggested Donation) Joey Burns and Friends, The John Coinman Band, Awkward Moments for KIDS Rialto Theatre 6:30 p.m. Doors: $20 advance/ $25 day of event Ozomatli, Opening Act: Salvador Duran

    This year’s concert benefits Mental Health Safe Space: a free community training focused on eliminating the stigma that surrounds mental illness and Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation working to honor those who were killed or injured and to commemorate the extraordinary community response to the tragedy.

    Hotel Congress Event includes a silent auction, raffle prizes, face painting and more. To purchase tickets for Rialto Theatre in advance visit: or Tickets also available at the door.

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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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