Plate to Politics Tucson


    “This one day training will support and inspire women in agriculture, natural resources and food systems who want to play a critical role in transforming our nation’s food system. This is a great opportunity for women who are running or planning to run for office to network and be inspired. Women who want to ramp up their advocacy and systems change leadership in healthy food and farming or with an interest to help other women run for office are also encouraged to attend.

    May 22, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Doors open at 8:30 AM
    General Admission – $20
    Farmer Admission – $10
    Workshop scholarships are available. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, you may do so at the registration link.
    Limited to 30 participants

    Plate to Politics is a program of the Women Food and Agriculture Network and is strengthened by our partnership with VoteRunLead a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that supports the aspirations of women who want to transform our country and democracy through their participation as leaders.

    Speakers include…
    Keynote presentation by Deedra Abboud, 2018 U.S. Senate Candidate and founder of the Global Institute of Solution Oriented Leadership
    Lunch panel with local elected officials and community activists, including Alicia Edwards, County Commissioner in Grant County, NM and Regina Romero, Tucson City Council, Ward 1″

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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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