Human Rights Day Forum & Community Potluck

    December 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Global Justice Center
    225 E 26th St
    Tucson, AZ 85713
    “Human Rights Day Forum and Community Pot Luck
    12/10 is the international UN Human Rights Day
    Join us to commemorate this day and renew our resolve to keep all human rights strong all over the world. Panel Discussion will include: Opening blessing by Denis Manual, MC and speaker Rosemary Tona-Aguirre Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras Member , James Jordan Co-Coordinator Alliance for Global Justice, Andrea Carmen Valencia Executive Director International Indian Treaty Council, Natalie Sogovia Chair of Indigenous Rights Committee National Lawyers Guild, Jesus Chucho Ruiz Teoxicalli Calpulli, Joshua Garcia Tohono O’odham Nation and Tina Vavages Tohono O’odham Nation.
    Bring a dish to share and learn about Indigenous Human rights nationally and beyond…
    “The Earth is the mother of all people and all people should have equal rights upon it.”
    — Chief Joseph (1732-1794)”
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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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