U.N. International Peace Day workshops

    September 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Joel D. Valdez Main library
    101 North Stone Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    Culture of Peace Alliance, Marc Paley

    1pm to 4pm, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue— 

    Series of FREE 50-min Workshops led by peace builders from around the Tucson community.

    Workshops presented: 1pm-1:50pm– Awakening the Dreamer, by Amity Foundation Pachamama Community, Janilyn Shuman;Happiness is an Inside Job, Sheena Brown;

    2-2:50pm– Talking about Tough Topics , Catherine Tombom;

    Break Through Communication Barriers: an Introduction to Compassionate Communication, Scott Lewis;

    3-3:50pm– Creating a Culture of Peace , Martha Dominguez;

    The Courage for Peace- Stories from Community Conversations, Sat Bir Kaur Khalsa.

    Free and open to the public.

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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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