Tucson Community Activism & Volunteer Fair

    November 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Borderlands Brewery Company
    119 E Toole Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701



    “A gathering dedicated to matching community members with organizations who need volunteer support.

    A meet and greet for people interested in action in the wake of the election.

    A support network for people feeling disenfranchised.

    An opportunity for us to work together from a place of love and support.

    ***Please pass this event along to any group or organization you think would be interested in participating. The more, the merrier.”

    RSVP via FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1782548295346559/

    Update on list of organizations to be present:  Culture of Peace Alliance; Protection Network Action Fund; Slash N Burn Press; Occupy Inauguration- Tucson; Tucson Fringe Festival; Tucson Showing Up for Racial Jusice (SURJ); Camp Born This Way; Sustainable Tucson; Local First Arizona; Pima County Democratic Party; YWCA of Southern AZ; Jewish Voice for Peace – Tucson; National Lawyer’s Guild – So. AZ Chapter; Goodwill Good Guides; Tucson CARES; So. Az Gender Alliance;Emerge! Center against Domestic Abuse;Community Food Bank of So. AZ; Black Lives Matter Tucson; Advocates for Snake Preservation; Casa Atilas; ACLU of Arizona; No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes; PACC; Planned Parenthood; Humane Society of So. Az; Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America; Serve Tucson; American Friends Service Committee; La Frontera; Desert Harmony Hospice of Tucson; Do Happy Today ;Living Streets Alliance.

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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).


    1. Lots of people of all ages checking out the diverse tables at this volunteer fair. Didn’t know anything about Casa Atilas, a project of Catholic Community Services of So. AZ, which provides humanitarian aid to women, teens & children from Central America released from ICE Custody into the community. Then there is Serve Tucson wanting to “inspire, network & impact” our community to take action for a better future, and Slash N Burn, a online site for writing, visual art, pop commentary and soundscapes. Also learned about Camp Born This Way about “gender creative kids and their families”. Met a lot of community people at the booths and mingling the crowd. Till 4 p.m. today in the Borderlands’ courtyard (check out the art inside too). Black Top Grill food truck selling hot dogs/enchiladas, etc.

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