Tucson Chapter NAACP 95th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner

    October 3, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Desert Diamond Casino
    7350 South Nogales Highway
    Tucson, AZ 85756
    $75 adults, $50 for 18 and under
    Frances Miller


    Guest Speaker Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr.

    Senior Pastor, 1st Institutional Baptist Church Author & Professor Phoenix, AZ

    Honorary Co-Chairs

    Richard Elías, Pima Co. Supervisor   &  Daisy Jenkins, President Daisy Jenkins & Associates


    Niya Butts

    The Honorable Patricia A. Green

    Linda Leatherman

    Adam McClintock

    1st Lt. Monicia A. Porter

    Ralph Stewart

    Special Recognition

    Donna R. Liggins, completing her (8th) year tenure as President of the Tucson Branch NAACP

    Music by Well-known local artist Joe Bourne

    Please register & pay by September 12, 2014   

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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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