Tucson Stand Against Racism

    April 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    YWCA Tucson
    525 North Bonita Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    $7 for lunch


    Sign up to take a #StandAgainstRacism. Stand as an individual or as an organization April 24, 2015. Join us and YWCA’s around the country who are taking a stand against racism and racial profiling. 
    SIGN UP NOW: http://standagainstracism.org/
    Join us & #StandAgainstRacism! Click here to sign the Pledge Against Racism: http://standagainstracism.org/ #racialequity

    Then, bring your lunch or pre-order a $7 brown bag lunch that includes a $1 donation to your YWCA Tucson programming around the Campaign for Racial Justice. http://www.ywcatucson.org/site/c.elLYJiOZKqLcG/b.9253161/k.7922/Campaign_for_Racial_Justice.htm

    We have so much to discuss and strategize around. Bring a friend or host your own brown bag at work or in your neighborhood! Come Join US and let’s take a #StandAgainstRacism!! 

    Please register your stand @ 520-884-7810

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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. About 30 women at this brown bag lunch today to take the pledge against racism. First there were group discussions about their earliest recollection of race, then we read the long form pledge and discussed action plans for the future. Most groups agreed that more talk was needed about racism, white privilege, institutional racism in schools, diversity, etc.


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