Cultura Nights/ International Women’s Day

    March 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Global Justice Center
    225 E 26th St
    Tucson, AZ 85713

    “Originally called International Working Women’s Day, IWD is a celebration of the social, political and cultural contributions of all working class mujxres and female indentifying persons.

    Although the inherent political and class characteristics of this day have been, in some forms, co-opted in some regions of the world, the struggle for women’s liberation continues to be integral to the liberation of all opressed peoples.

    Join us for a night of historical rememberance with music, food, dance and art while we celebrate the badass working class mujerxs and sisters of our cultura and historia.

    The space will serve as host to a variety of oradoras representing some of the [many] intersections of multi-national working class womanhood.

    This is family friendly, labor donated event; Donations appreciated.

    Spanish interpretation provided.


    Originalmente conocido como El Día Internacional de la Mujer Trabajadora, el DIM es una celebración de las contribuciones sociales, políticas y culturales de todas los mujxres de la clase obrera.

    Aunque las caracteristicas politicas y de clase de este día han sido, en algunas formas, cooptadas en algunas regiones del mundo, la lucha por la liberación de la mujer sigue siendo esencial para la liberación de todos los pueblos oprimidos.

    Acompáñanos para una noche de recuerdo histórico con música, comida, baile y arte mientras celebramos las mujerxs y hermanas de nuestra cultura e historia.

    El espacio servirá de anfitrión a una variedad de oradoras que representan algunas de las [muchas] intersecciones de la feminidad de la clase trabajadora multi-nacional.

    Este en un evento familiar. Todo trabajo es donado asi que apreciamos sus donaciones.

    Interpretación al Español disponible.”

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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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