March to Save our Schools

    January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Arizona State Capitol
    1700 W Washington St
    Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Calling all parents, teachers, students, and concerned citizens! On January 6th (3 days before Gov. Ducey’s State of the State address), we will declare 2018 the “Year to Save Our Schools.” Please join us to show your support for public education in Arizona!

    Be inspired by dynamic speakers, and march alongside school marching bands, dance troupes, and more. On this day, we will celebrate our public schools and demand that our lawmakers invest in our children’s future!

    ** Co-Sponsors include AZ PTA and AZ Schools Now **

    9-10am: Coffee/hot chocolate, sign-making stations, expo booths
    10-10:30am: Remarks from guest speakers
    10:30-11:30: March to Save Our Schools
    11:45: Call to Action by SOSAZ

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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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