“Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Journalists: 100 Years of Change

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    Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Journalists: 100 Years of Change

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 (12:00PM – 1:30PM)

    Joel D Valdez Main Library

    Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Journalists: 100 Years of Change tells the story of the dramatic revolution of the news media in the last century.

    Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Journalists: 100 Years of Change tells the story of the dramatic revolution of the news media in the last century. Many young people today cannot imagine a time when women were not allowed to do any job they chose. Stories of women writers who broke barriers tells the history of change in women’s roles in society, as well as in journalism and communication. This program includes stories of 28 women including Sharlot Hall, Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, Nina Pullium, and Erma Bombeck. As women around the globe continue to fight for dignity and equal rights, this talk assures the story of American women’s struggle for equality is not forgotten.

    Pam Knight Stevenson has been involved in researching and writing about Arizona history for more than 30 years. A native of Los Angeles, she earned a History degree from UCLA and moved to Arizona in 1972. She served as Managing Editor of the Phoenix CBS TV news department and as Manager of Production for KAET-TV, the Phoenix PBS station. She has conducted hundreds of oral history interviews, including Arizona Historymakers; journalists; quilters; Harvey Girls; and Navajo Code Talkers. Focusing on women’s history, Stevenson co-authored the books, Grand Endeavors: Vintage Arizona Quilts and Their Makers and Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers & Journalists 1912–2012.

    Pam Knight Stevenson appears courtesy of Arizona Humanities.

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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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