Refugee 101

    May 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Congregation Or Chadash
    3939 N Alvernon Way
    Tucson, AZ 85718

    “Participate in an enriching setting to gain knowledge on the struggles and successes of a new America. • Who is a Refugee, Asylee or an Immigrant? • Why does it help the U.S. strengthen our country’s security? • How do you welcome a family in your neighborhood? • How do new Americans become self-sufficient?

    Contact Fran Braverman for more information and to RSVP contact”. Hosted by Iskashitaa Refugee Network.

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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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