Rally for Charlottesville

    Hosted by Democrats of Red Rocks
    “There has been grief and disbelief throughout the Sedona community. Area residents have been asking for a way that Sedona can show its support for peaceful gatherings, honor Heather Heyer, the peaceful protester who was mowed down in Charlottesville. Those of us that met have come up with an event to provide for people’s peaceful expressions. This event has been announced at
    several local meetings that have taken place, and word is spreading via the internet.
    The event will take place Sunday evening, August 20, at 6:30 PM at the corner of 89A andNorthview Rd. I am attaching a draft of the flier that has been starting to circulate. It is not a march, but rather envisioned as a vigil.Those of us that met felt that the location is appropriate as it would not disrupt any
    open businesses, and would provide adequate space, nearby parking, a peaceful setting, and a link to veterans who died standing up to exactly the type of rhetoric that has unfortunately been gaining traction in our country.Please wear purple to honor Heather Meyer.

    This event is sponsored by a coalition of community groups, faith leaders, women’s groups, social justice groups and political groups.”

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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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