Southern Arizona Gender Alliance community forum

    November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    YWCA of Southern Arizona
    525 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    SAGA Community Forum
    “You talk. We’ll listen and act.

    You are invited to attend a Community Forum to gather input and feedback into the future vision, values, structure, and programming of Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA).

    Saturday, November 10, 2018

    YWCA of Tucson and Southern Arizona
    525 N. Bonita Ave.

    Transgender, non-binary, and gender-creative adults and youth, their partners and parents welcome.*

    Please RSVP:

    Light breakfast and coffee will be provided

    Child care and Spanish translation services available.

    SAGA just celebrated its 20th anniversary in Tucson working toward a future in which transgender, non-binary, and gender-creative people are ensured of their basic rights and can be open, honest and safe at home and in the community.

    Looking toward the next twenty years, SAGA is committed to continuing to learn and recreate itself as the needs of the community change. Please join us to help re-vision and re-connect to the community’s needs and vision, and to help us restructure this critically important organization in our community.

    This forum will be facilitated by:

    Laura Alexander, Alexander|Carrillo Consulting

    Claire Swinford,   Community Activist

    Russ Toomey, Norton School Family Studies and Human Development at the UA
    Miro Gutierrez, YWCA of Tucson and Southern Arizona

    Sponsored by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Culture of Learning Grants

    *This is not a meeting for allies, though that is not a reflection on the love and appreciation of allies. It is a time for transgender, non-binary, and gender-creative adults and youth, along with their partners and parents, to gather to envision an organization that works for them. Thank you for your understanding.”

    Previous articlePublic forum: Arizona’s Voter Crisis
    Next articleChanging Our Culture: A Desire to see Our Community Safe & Healthy for All (day 1)
    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).

    Leave a Reply