Phoenix Legislative Training

    November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    First Church UCC, Phoenix
    1407 N 2nd Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85003

    Hosted by American Friends Service Committee – Arizona

    “To prepare for Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People’s (FICP) Day at the State Capitol, AFSC-AZ is offering a series of workshops in Tucson and Phoenix. The first workshop on Legislative Advocacy is designed to demystify the legislative process.

    The goal of the trainings is to prepare directly-impacted people to descend upon the Capitol during the 2019 legislative session.

    Directly impacted individuals include:
    -People who have been in prison or jail
    -People who have been on probation
    -People who are family of those who have been incarcerated

    For questions, please email Reframing Justice Program Coordinator, Grace Gamez, at

    Please RSVP – Food will be provided.

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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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