Severed Ties: The Legal & Humanitarian Impact of US Immigration Policy

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    “Stories of children separated from their parents along with being confined to cages have enraged people and motivated them to respond urgently to end this extremely challenging and emotionally wrenching situation. Tucson community nonprofit organizations have opened their hearts and their resources to assist in every possible way. As a way to continue this critical dialogue, the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson in partnership with the YWCA Southern Arizona Stand Together Training and Advocacy Center will host a public meeting with the following speakers:

    Billy Peard – American Civil Liberties Union, Bilingual Staff Attorney, Tucson

    • Father Sean Carroll, S.J. – Executive Director, Kino Border Initiative (KBI)

    Lynn Marcus, PhD – Director of the Immigration Law Clinic, University of Arizona

    • Moderated by Nancy Montoya of Arizona Public Media.

    Registration begins at 930AM and the session will begin promptly at 10AM.



    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Email us at: Subject Line: Severed Ties Inquiry

    or call 520-327-7652

    Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

    Free admission:

    This event will be live streamed, your attendance implies your consent to the following:

    “I understand that photography and recording may take place during this event, and I consent to have my name and likeness used in promotional and other materials.”

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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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