PALF Gala to benefit Pima JTED

    July 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Desert Diamond Casino
    7350 S Nogales Hwy
    Tucson, AZ 85756
    “Pima Area Labor Federation is proud to sponsor the JTED 10th Anniversary Gala, whose funds will assist low income students participating in JTED programs and is excited to participate in the Connie Hillman Family Foundation Challenge Grant 2017. The Connie Hillman Family Foundation Grant 2017 will donate to The JTED Fund up to $25,000 for every two dollars raised. This challenge ends on July 31, 2017.
    Will you kindly consider a donation that works best for you or your business.”
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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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