Refugee 101 Info Night

    January 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Martha Cooper branch library
    1377 N. Catalina Avenue
    · Hosted by Tucson Refugee

    “Learn the facts about refugee resettlement and gain knowledge on the struggles and successes of a new American. What’s the difference between a refugee, asylum-seeker and other kinds of immigrants? Is the vetting process really reliable? Do refugees compromise our economy, or help it? How do you welcome a family and make a difference in their lives?

    Come learn the answers to these questions and more. This is a citywide training and is for both present and potential volunteers. Multiple refugee agencies and organizations throughout Tucson are represented. All are welcome! Attendance does not obligate you to volunteer. Registration Required-″
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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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