May Day March & Rally for International Workers’ Day

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    “TUCSON AND SOUTHERN ARIZONA JOIN IN SAYING YA BASTA!
    No Walls, No Bans, No Detentions, Full Education and Jobs, Full Respect for Women’s Rights, No Wars form the core of demands on May Day, the National Day for Immigrant and Worker Rights

    Tucson – On Monday, May 1, 2017, our local communities will come together to join with the millions of workers, students, and families across the country on this historic National March and Rally for Immigrant and Worker Rights to say “Ya Basta!”
    We will not work, we will not open our businesses, we will not go to school, and we will not buy anything! We are all human, and we demand respect, dignity and full rights. We will not participate in wars against poor people, whether here or abroad.
    At 8:30 AM, our march will gather at the historic El Casino Ballroom in South Tucson, and proceed to march to Armory Park, where music, poets, dance, and speakers will make the CALL TO ACTION to build a movement of resistance.
    We invite the Tucson and southern Arizona community to join us on this International Day honoring the worker, especially under the current political attacks on women, workers, students, migrants, Muslims, the environment, and almost every right we hold important. Join us!
    WHEN: May 1, 2017, 8:30 AM to gather, march at 9:30 AM
    WHERE: El Casino Ballroom, 26th St and 3rd Ave., in So. Tucson
    PROCEED TO: Armory Park, expected arrival time 11 AM”
    For More Info contact:
    May Day Coalition
    520.360.8710

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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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