Las Adelitas Arizona 8th Annual Posada

    December 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Petroglyphs Gallery
    228 S Park Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85719

    “Please join Las Adelitas Arizona for an evening of entertainment, food and celebration as we honor Chispa AZ’s Executive Director Laura J. Dent as the 2018 Adelita del Año for her service to the community and raise funds for the annual Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Scholarship.

    Tickets are $20 general admission – all ticket and silent auction proceeds will go to benefit the 2018 scholarship program and to promote the mission of LAAZ to support candidates and issues important to Latinas and our families. Join us!”

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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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