The Global War on Migration panel discussion

    “Join People’s Defense Initiative for our first panel, on Saturday October 20th in the Little Theater at Pueblo High School, to discuss the global war on migrants: Forced migration and the polices which lie at the center of this modern crisis. This will be our inaugural community discussion leading to an ongoing monthly series which will focus on addressing human rights issues such as poverty, mass incarceration, and immigration by analyzing their root cause.

    Panelists include:

    Roberto Cintli Rodriguez
    Associate Professor, UA-Mexican American Studies

    Robin Reineke, Ph.D.
    Executive Director, Colibri Center for Human Rights

    Todd Miller, Investigative Journalist
    Author of “Storming the Wall: Climate Change , Migration, and Homeland Security”

    Elizabeth Oglesby, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Center for Latin American Studies

    More panelists and topics of discussion to be announced.”
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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).

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