Town Hall Summer: Rise & Organize

    August 4, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    YWCA of Southern Arizona
    525 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    “Please mark your calendars for our ​Tucson Town Hall Summer!

    Join us ​August 4th ​for a day of inspirational speakers, music, celebration and community organizing.

    We are in the fight of our lives. We must Rise & Organize to stop the relentless attacks on our communities, our climate and the future of our democracy.

    That is why Global Exchange is organizing Town Hall Summer; a series of national online and grassroots community events to bring our movements together, organize, educate and turnout the vote in November.

    Join ​local ​leaders, organizers and experts from Coalicion de Derechos Humanos, Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance, Tucson Audubon Society, Scholarships​ ​A-Z, Center for Biological Diversity, Showing up for Racial Justice ​(SURJ) ​Tucson, YWCA STAT, Paisanos Unidos​ and more! We’ll also be joined by national organizers and experts from the ​Drug Policy Alliance, Alianza Americas, LEAP, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, ​National Nurses United, and Powershift on August 4th from ​4:30pm to 8:30pm.

    YWCA ​5​25 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745

    Speakers ​and agenda ​to be announced shortly so stay tuned!

    We must keep momentum for November and beyond – and whether you’ve been actively working on progressive issues for years or whether you are new to the movement, now is the time we all must turn up and turn out for peace, justice and rights for all.

    This is a FREE Event, wheelchair accessible, childcare provided, and Spanish translation will be provided. Should you have a special need not listed here, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate.”

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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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