Know Your Rights Training for Protestors

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    “Have you ever wondered what your rights are when engaging in a public protest? Can they arrest you if you block the street? What about the sidewalk? What should or shouldn’t I say if I’m arrested? Do I have to tell police my name? Do I have to show my ID? What should I do if they ask whether I’m a U.S. citizen? Do I have to get permission to hold a protest? They told me I had to buy insurance and hire security. Can they do that?

    Learn the answers to these and other questions at the next Know Your Rights Training presented by the National Lawyers Guild of Southern Arizona, and cosponsored by YWCA Southern Arizona- Frances McClelland Community Center, Tucson Showing Up for Racial Justice – SURJ and the Democratic Socialists of America.”

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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 Tucsoncitizen.com 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, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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