Tucson Solidarity Rally

    January 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Joel D. Valdez main library
    101 N Stone Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701


    Tucson Solidarity Rally
    January 21st
    Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Tucson

    “Tucson Solidarity invites and welcomes our whole community to respond to the election of Trump in a way that acknowledges and celebrates our solidarity with each other.

    The Tucson Solidarity Rally on Saturday January 21st will be an opportunity to demonstrate our common values and support for each other. Further, we must take strong and vigorous steps to protect those communities who may be attacked, Muslims, women, immigrants.

    Coming together shows to the wider community that we stand united and strong. We invite various organizations and community groups to step forward and take action. The Women’s March on Washington–Tucson has shown the way.

    We invite others to develop similar actions to bring their community to the central Tucson Solidarity Rally, environment, labor, immigrants rights, LGBTQ, teachers, seniors, $15 hour movement, and students.

    We need you:

    We are working to create a number of marches from a number of communities to meet at a central rally point to express and celebrate solidarity.

    Share our page.

    We ask your support in reaching out to communities and organizations. We also have a number of active work groups: outreach, logistics, media, signs, fundraising, rapid response network, safety, and ongoing efforts (petitions, electoral work, etc.).

    Help us, email contact: solidarity2017tucson@gmail.com

    The Women’s March on Washington–Tucson has organized and mobilized for a march from Armory Park to the library. See: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735764840079360/ We want other communities to mobilize within their communities and meet at the rally.

    Please share.”


    Previous articleTucson March for Newtown
    Next articleNucleus Club
    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. About 15,000 people marched from Armory Park to this rally, but we didn’t hear many of the speeches, being on Stone Ave/Pennington Ave, watching the Women Marchers to arrive. It took about one hour, 15 minutes for the thousands to reach Jacome Plaza. Food trucks were there to offer lunch and desserts. We did finally hear Ward 1 Councilwoman Regina Romero speak towards the end. Then we joined others in the Main library, prior to ASU History Prof. Thomas Davis’ talk on Race & Law in the U.S. (2 p.m.) sponsored by Arizona Humanities.

    Leave a Reply