Our Time is Now: Arizona NOW State Conference


    “Come join Arizona NOW in their fight for equal rights and progress. Co-sponsored by Pima Area Labor Federation.

    • Dr. Sanjam Ahluwalia on “The History of Feminism” – Associate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Northern Arizona University

    • Panel discussion with female elected officials from across Arizona;
    Including Rep. Pamela Powers Hanley LD9, Channel Powe with Balsz School District, Rep. Charlene Fernandez LD4

    • Breakout sessions on Social Media 101, Ending Domestic Violence (Emerge), and Standing Up for Racial Justice (YWCA) and women in the workforce (IBEW Local 570)

    • Panel discussion on “Women in the Workforce” including Kitty Kennedy and Liz Knepp

    Lunch time performance by the amazing group, Esperanza Dance Project, who raise awareness about surviving and stopping sexual abuse.

    Registration fee $30: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arizona-national-organization-for-women-2018-state-conference-tickets-43146877472

    *Lunch can be purchased from female owned food trucks and Syrian Sweets”


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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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