Diversity Dialogues: Arizona’s Undocumented Immigrant Communities in the Media

    February 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Republic Media office, Phoenix
    200 E Van Buren St
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    “The Arizona Republic’s Diversity Committee is hosting a dialogue focusing on coverage of undocumented immigrants.

    Guests will be able to participate in the Q&A session as audience members, so please come with questions, comments and/or feedback about media coverage.

    Limited free parking is available in the Arizona Republic garage, located on the east side of Second Street, south of Taylor. Let the guard know you’re here for the panel, and he will give you a visitor pass. Overflow parking is available at the Arizona Center nearby.

    Once you enter the building, sign in at the security desk.

    There will be free pizza and people can bring their own lunch, too, if you so choose.

    Panelists include:
    – Thomas Kim, law student and “dreamer”
    – Aggie Noah, assistant professor specializing in immigrant families
    – Rosa Pastrana, Block Watch president and law-enforcement liaison
    – Ellie Perez, labor organizer
    – Daniel Rodriguez, immigration attorney

    If you need an ASL interpreter, please contact Dianna Nanez at dianna.nanez@arizonarepublic.com.”

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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 Tucsoncitizen.com 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, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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