Migration is a Human Right: A Call to Action


    UPDATED speaker list:

    Daniel Derksen, MD, professor of public health policy and management and director of the Arizona Center for Rural Health, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; past president and member of the Board of Directors, Arizona Academy of Family Physicians

    Anna O’Leary, PhD, associate professor, Department of Mexican American Studies, UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
    Isabel Garcia, JD, Alliance for Global Justice
    Vicki Gaubeca, MPH, director, Southern Border Communities Coalition
    Lisa Kiser, CNM, WHNP, UA College of Nursing; Global Initiatives Committee
    Norma Magdaleno, DBH, LSW, St. Elizabeth’s Health Center
    Deborah McCullough, Tucson Samaritans

    Heidi Pottinger, DrPH, director, clinical investigations, and past co-presiding officer and board member of Learning, Understanding, Cultivating, Health, Advocacy (LUCHA), UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

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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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