“Equality: The Journey Continues” 40th Anniversary of PCTWC and Women’s Equality Day luncheon




    A Pima County Tucson Women’s Commission
    40TH Anniversary and Women’s Equality Day Celebration

    Thursday, August 25th
    11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way
    Luncheon and Program – $65 per person (reservations required)

    In celebration of the 40th Anniversary (1976-2016) of the Pima County Tucson Women’s Commission and Women’s Equality Day, please join us in celebrating those who fought to give women the right to vote and those who continue to work for women’s equality today.  An exciting platform of speakers will share their insights into the progress of the women’s equality movement and what it means today.

    Two special honorees will be recognized for their service and leadership in our community.

    Keynote Speaker:
    Dr. Carolyn Warner, Founder and President, Corporate Education Consulting and past three-term Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

    Topic: “The Meaning of Women’s Equality: Celebrating Our Inclusion in the Political Process”

    Dr. Carolyn Warner’s best-seller The Last Word: A Treasury of Women’s Quotes will be available to purchase for $15 (cash or check only) before and after the event.  A book signing with Dr. Warner will be held after the event.

    Event Speakers:

    Judy Rich, CEO and President, Tucson Medical Center
    Topic: “Wielding Power in a Man’s World”

    Kristin Mayes, Professor of Practice, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law – Arizona State University and former Chairperson, Arizona Corporation Commission

    Topic: “How Cleaner, Cheaper Power Can Improve the Lives of Women”

    Joe Broschak, Executive Director, McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Arizona

    Topic: “Progress Toward Equality in Women’s Careers: How Far We’ve Come: What Lies Ahead”


    Shirley Sandelands, President, Arizona State League of Women Voters and past President, Greater Tucson League of Women Voters

    Karen Uhlich, Tucson City Council Member, Ward 3

    Please go to the website to download the registration form and mail it with your check to:

    Pima County Tucson Women’s Commission
    Attn: Trina Callie-Dixon PhD
    PO Box 50684
    Tucson, AZ 85703
    (Please make checks payable to Pima County Tucson Women’s Commission)



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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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