Decriminalizing Mental Illness films

    June 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
    Loft Cinema
    3233 E Speedway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85716

    “The public is invited to attend a special film screening, hosted by the Pima County Safety + Justice Challenge, about the importance of destigmatizing mental health in the community.

    The films:
    Frontline: The Released – The acclaimed PBS investigative series examines the lives of mentally ill repeat offenders struggling to make it outside of prison.

    Not Broken – Arizona Public Media’s candid, unflinching, yet hopeful portrait of youth living with mental health challenges but still fighting to achieve their dreams.

    Food trucks will be on site.

    A panel discussion with mental health professionals and the filmmaker of Not Broken will take place after the showing of the 2nd film.

    This event is sponsored by:
    Pima County Behavioral Health
    Cenpatico Integrated Care
    Pima county Attorney’s Office
    Pima County Sheriff’s Department
    Tucson Police Department
    Community Partners Inc.

    For more information about this event, contact Spencer Graves at 520-724-9306”

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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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