Tucsonans Against Racism Protest & Rally

    August 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    130 W Congress St
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    “For those of us who cannot join Rep. Grijalva in Phoenix on Tuesday night, there will be a solidarity protest and rally here in Tucson. In the wake of the tragedy in Charlottesville, President Trump has decided to hold a campaign rally in Phoenix, right next door. Tucson will not stand for it.

    The protest will take place on the public sidewalk in front of the office of Pima County Supervisory Ally Miller, who reacted to the sickening events in Charlottesville by proclaiming, “I am WHITE-and proud of it! No apologies necessary.” Like Trump’s own “many sides” comment, Ally Miller’s complacency and apathy to racism will not be tolerated.

    Bring your voice, your passion, and your outrage! Stand against racism!

    Key Points:
    – this is a peaceful, nonviolent protest
    – this event is inclusive of people of all races, religions, genders, sexualities, and walks of life
    – in order to keep the protest law-abiding, please read the following guidelines from the ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_pdf_file/kyr_protests.pdf . The protest needs to stay on the public sidewalks, cannot interfere with traffic or pedestrians, and walkways cannot be blocked.”

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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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