Inter-generational Intro to Nonviolence & Activism workshop

    April 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    COPA at Literary Connects
    200 E Yavapai Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85705


    April 21, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 5 PM

    COPA at Literacy Connects, 200 E. Yavapai Rd.

    This one-day workshop for youth & adults covers information about nonviolence as a courageous way of life and a powerful strategy for creating social change. Apply Dr. Martin Luther King’s six principles & six steps of nonviolence to your life and to civil rights & social justice issues of our time. Learn how to reduce the level of violence in a conflict. Deepen your understanding of the philosophy of nonviolence and strategic uses of nonviolent direct action to deal with conflict and bring about social change. Please see the attached flyer.


    Adults = $25; College = $12; High School & ESL = $5. PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE


    call 520-991-6781; email:

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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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