Rosa Park’s Transit Equity Day

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    When:
    February 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    2018-02-05T18:00:00-07:00
    2018-02-05T19:30:00-07:00
    Where:
    El Pueblo Neighborhood Center
    10
    101 W Irvington Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746
    USA

    “TAKE ACTION FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND A CLIMATE SAFE FUTURE COMMEMORATING ROSA PARKS FEBRUARY 5, 2018.  Hosted by Pima Area Labor Federation

    Rosa Park’s Transit Equity Day is a collaborative effort of several organizations and unions to promote public transit as a civil right and a strategy to combat climate change.

    By refusing to give up her seat to a white man Rosa Parks became an iconic figure of the civil rights era. She was a leader in a powerful movement for social and racial justice. We will honor the legacy of Rosa Parks and the civil rights struggle by supporting the rights of all people to high-quality public transportation run on clean/renewable energy.

    We are choosing Rosa Parks’ birthday because she is an iconic figure of the civil rights era who chose the tactic of refusing to give up her seat on the bus. We want to make the connection to this act of resistance to highlight the rights of all people to high-quality public transportation powered by clean/renewable energy.”

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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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