Stand Against Racism



    State of Black Southern Arizona Town Hall. Brown bag lunches, community wide. Call YWCA Tucson at  520-884-7810 for details.Make the pledge, host a brown bag or come over to the YW and lets talk for an hour.

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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).


    1. At the YWCA’s brown bag lunch on Stand Up Against Racism, it was announced that there were 14 other sites in Tucson on this topic today. Stickers were handed out: “racism harms everyone”, “Stand Against Racism”.
      Dream of a world w/o racism and take the pledge.


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