“The Gathering” film screening about death row

    May 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale
    Franciscan Renewal Center
    5802 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    Hosted by Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona and2 others

    “Film screening with honored guest Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala, with Q&A with exonerees in the San Damiano Auditorium at the Franciscan Renewal Center.

    Wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit, these survivors spent decades on death row before proving their innocence. Now they are fighting to end the death penalty.”


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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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