Reckoning with Forced Removal


    Marc David Pinate, Production Director of Borderlands Theater, will discuss the forced removal of Mexican American families in Barrio Libre, and attempts to remember and reclaim that history through public theater, oral history, and civic engagement.

    Join the Jewish History Museum for our bi-monthly series: 15 minute facilitated discussions about a theme, image or line of text in the museum’s exhibitions. Stamp your gallery chat card and enjoy a buy one get one free lunch at 5 Points Market or Cafe Desta.

    Gallery chats are free and open to the public.

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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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