LGBT Town Hall

    June 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Southern AZ VA Health Care System
    3601 S 6th Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85723

    Hosted by Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

    “In recognition of LGBT pride month, The Tucson VA will host a LGBT town-hall meeting on Wednesday, June 20 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Patio Conference Room in building 4 at the Tucson VA located at 3601 South 6th Ave Tucson, AZ.

    The meeting is open to all members of the public, including Congressional stakeholders, Veterans Service Organizations, state and local governmental and non-governmental organizations, and other community partners.

    The town-hall meeting will provide an opportunity to hear directly from our LGBT Veterans regarding the delivery of benefits and services. Staff will be on hand to answer questions related to VA health care and benefits.

    Due to limited seating in the Patio Conference Room, please arrive early.

    Light refreshments will be provided while supplies last.

    For more information on the LGBT Town Hall, please contact the Tucson VA’s LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator at (520) 792-1450 extension 5904.”

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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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