People Demanding Action AZ – Southern AZ Chapter mtg.

    October 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Woods Memorial branch library
    3455 N 1st Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85719


    “People Demanding Action AZ will be having our third Southern Chapter meeting at the Woods Memorial Library in Tucson.

    Discuss recent events including a national student protest against the current student debt system, which takes place the day before, Sunday, October 23rd and the success of SOA’s Border Convergence.

    Join Co-Chairs of the Southern Chapter, Dino Miller and Janet Valencia with PDAction AZ Directors Sara Joehnk and Sharon Kopina as we discuss where our effort is best spent with only 15 days from this meeting until election day.”

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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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