International Women’s Day Poetry Celebration

    March 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fortin de las Flores
    101 E 31st St
    Tucson, AZ 85713

    “Día Internacional de la Mujer Celebración @ Fortín! We are excited to kick off our annual celebration with a night of poetry. We have local talented poets ready to inspire us! There will also be an open mic portion so bring your own work or anothers to share. This event is FREE but please feel free to bring a favorite dish or appetizer to share.”

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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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