International Women’s Day Celebration

    March 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Preloved Chica Clothing
    102 E 31st St
    Tucson, AZ 85713

    “Join us! Bring your friends and family to our 5th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration. Together we will celebrate the achievements, resilience, and potential of women. This FREE festive event will also include fun workshops & demonstrations of massage, art, healthy eating and more!

    For further information please contact: Maritza at (520) 245.7867 or”

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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).


    1. Lovely day of celebration at Fortin de las Flores for this women’s day event. First off was a Native American ceremonial blessing and dances, reminding people of indigenous rights and Central American beginnings. About 12 vendors there with various local crafts, jewelry, face painting. 3 strong women performed poetry: Lola, a Chinese lesbian who spoke of being a “birth mother” and alliances with others; Micha a Young Hispanic woman who rapped a few poems; then Leilani who courageously shouted out her Navajo/Black heritage and strength, with slam poetry. Raging Grannies sang a song, the awards were given to 5 strong community women (I was one so honored a few years ago). LD 3 Senate candidate Betty Villegas present, along w/ rep. of her opponent LD 3 House member Sally Gonzales (now running for Senate).

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