“Shadows of Liberty” film about media

    January 18, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson
    4831 East 22nd Street
    Tucson, AZ 85711


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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).


    1. Raging Grannies group sang an anti-corporation song prior to the film showing. Disturbing movie that revealed that attempts by journalists to expose corporate misdoings (i.e. Nike sweat shops in Vietnam, “friendly fire” that probably destroyed TWA #800, ties of CIA with crack epidemic in Los Angeles (reporter Gary Webb exposed the story in San Jose Mercury News, was let go, then committed suicide). Mass mergers between corporations & news media was highlighted, that news media is now owned by 5 big corporations, resulting in the “United Corporations of America”. Tucson Citizen newspaper shown on screen(among others) when 35,000 jobs lost in newspaper industry since 2008.


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