Environmental Justice & Social Justice: Making the Connection

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    Environmental Justice & Social Justice: Making the Connection

    Supporting One Another/Enhancing Our Effectiveness
    Format: Brief (5-10 minutes) Organization Presentations
    Organization and Audience Discussion of Supporting One Another

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 pm

    YWCA of Southern Arizona
    525 N. Bonita Avenue Tucson, AZ

    Free/Open to the Public

    Presenters:
    Environmental Organizations:
    Center for Biological Diversity: Randy Serraglio and/or Regina Romero
    Sierra Club: Dan Millis
    National Parks Conservation Association: Kevin Dahl
    Saguaro National Park: Cam Juarez
    Sky Island Alliance: Maggie Trinkle and/or Corianne Campbell

    Social Justice Organizations:
    Community Food Bank: Luis Herrera and/or Dora Martinez
    Blue Corn Project/UA: Byron Sloan
    Social Justice Ministry/Mt. Calvary Baptist Church: Carletta Banks
    Tierra Y Libertad: Lui Perales

    A Program of the YWCA Advocacy Committee
    For Additional Information: Tim Wernette (520) 615-3405; timwernette@msn.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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