Gun Violence Awareness Day

    June 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    El Presidio Park
    160 W Alameda St
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    JUNE 2nd
    El Presidio Park  7PM
    We will remember the 91 people per day killed by gun violence in the USA
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    Gun Violence Prevention Arizona,
    “GVPA is committed to a goal of providing the tools and information needed for communities to regain a sense of safety without resorting to firearms. To achieve our purpose, we will offer informative public forums, instruct and enable people to communicate with their elected officials and support the efforts of local and national organizations who have an interest in reducing gun deaths and injuries.”
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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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