Tohono O’odham and the Wall


    “NASA and the NASA Faculty Fellow, Dr. (Ronald) Trosper, will be hosting the first NASA Social Injustice Series of the spring semester on Tuesday, February 28th. We will be asking the question: Does Trump’s wall amplify the injustice of the Mexican border on the Tohono O’odham reservation? We invite you to come and share dialogue about this topic.This event is free to the community.”

    Dr. Trosper is a Professor in American Indian Studies:

    Professor, American Indian Studies
    Office Number:

    Harvill 237A

    Office Phone:
    (520) 621-7108


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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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