LUCHA Listening Session: Family & Loved ones of the Incarcerated

    September 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    YWCA of Southern Arizona
    525 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    “Do you have loved ones who are or have been incarcerated? How can the system change to improve the lives of the family members who bear so much of the burden of mass incarceration, both financially and emotionally? Please join our facilitators, Caryl Marie Brendle and Mirra Matheson, to offer your ideas for criminal justice reform in Tucson and Pima County! We’ll provide food and bottled water, and we’ll have someone on hand to help with childcare for those who need it.”

    Hosted by LUCHA – Living United for Change in Arizona

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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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