Tucson Black Film Club presents “What Happened, Miss Simone?”


    “The Tucson Black Film Club presents: What Happened Miss Simone? The Tucson Black Film Club presents the award winning film What Happened Miss Simone? on Saturday, April 15 from 1-4 p.m. at the Dunbar Cultural Center, located at 325 West 2nd St., Tucson, Az. The winner of numerous international awards, the documentary follows “the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the “High Priestess of Soul…With Simone’s determination to live a life of honesty in which her music and politics were paramount, her relationships with her family, friends and collaborators were complicated and frequently difficult.” A lively discussion will follow the screening. Donations are accepted for screenings and everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Debi Chess Mabie at (847) 312-9982 for more information. The Tucson Black Film Club website is on facebook and at http://tucsonbfc.weebly.com/”

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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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