“Maria en Tierra de Nadie” free film screening & panel about immigration



    English-Spanish Interpretation will be available

    “The University of Arizona Latin American Studies Student Organization (LASSO) in collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies invites you to a screening of Marcela Zamora’s film Maria en la tierra de nadie (Maria in Nobody’s Land), a documentary film that follows a group of three Central American women who travel through Mexico to the United States border. Marcela Zamora is Salvadoran filmmaker and journalist who has made the journey from El Salvador to the US-Mexico border with migrant women six times and has made 14 documentary films about gender and human rights.

    Following the showing of the film, Dr. Elizabeth Oglesby will moderate a panel with Marcela Zamora, and three community organizers and activists to foster a conversation about the marginalized experiences hidden in the discussion of migration and border violence.”


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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 Tucsoncitizen.com 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, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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