Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona (DPAA) annual meeting

    January 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Monterey Court Studio Galleries & Cafe
    505 W Miracle Mile
    Tucson, AZ 85705
    Ken Lamberton
    Prof. Richard Shelton, photo credit to Christine Krikliwy


    “DPAA will host authors Richard Shelton, Professor Emeritus at the UA Poetry Center and Ken Lamberton, who will talk about their work with the Arizona Prison Writing Project, and the “Walking Rain Review,” that features writing of inmates in the AZ Correction System.

    Admission is free; food & beverages available for purchase at Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. (one block west of Oracle Rd, corner Miracle Mile/14th Ave)

    Program begins at noon, with a Q&A session

    Musician John Hawk will entertain during lunch following the presentation.”

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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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