March & Rally with Lois Marie Gibbs

    March 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Federal Building, Tucson
    400 W Congress St
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    “Why: Lois Gibbs is coming to Tucson • to provide support, advice and solidarity to the citizens fighting for justice in the decades-long Tucson TCE/1,4-Dioxane water contamination. • to join the Environmental Justice Task Force EJTF in protesting the neglect by the Federal government, by the State of Arizona, Pima County, the City of Tucson and the University of Arizona, of the victims whose health has been adversely impacted by the decades-long TCE,1,4-Dioxane contamination. • to call for a stop to the environmental racism that has created an institutional blindness and callous indifference to the suffering caused by the criminal industrial pollution. About: Lois Marie Gibbs (born June 25, 1951) A primary organizer of the Love Canal Homeowners Association, Lois Gibbs brought public attention to the environmental crisis in Love Canal. Her actions resulted in the evacuation of over 800 families[2]. She founded the non-profit, Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste in 1981, to help train and support local activists with their environmental work. She continues to work with an organization, named the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (CHEJ)”

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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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