“Understanding SURJ values & the role of white people in movements for racial justice”

    May 14, 2016 @ 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
    Joel D. Valdez Main library
    101 N Stone Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701


    May 14th: Understanding SURJ values and the role of white people in movements for racial justice
    f you would like to attend a Tucson SURJ meeting, or get more involved with Tucson SURJ:
    Please send us an email at: tucsonsolidaritygroup@gmail.com.

    “Hello Everyone!

    Thank you to everyone who has been able to join us for our Spring dialogue series!
    This past month we have been busy participating in the efforts against the anti-immigrant legislation coming out of the Arizona legislature, have protested Trump in Tucson, and gathered together with many of you in learning and in action against white supremacy and settler-colonialism.

    In the past month, Tucson SURJ members have shown up for racial justice: at the march at the Arizona state capitol in Phoenix, at the Trump rally in Tucson, and at the settler-colonialism workshop in early April. Tucson SURJ members have lots of exciting things in the works right now! Folks are planning a book club on The Indigenous People’s History of the United States, and a solidarity trip to Oak Flat. We also have two more workshops planned as part of our Spring workshop series, and some exciting things in the works for the summer months. Stay tuned for more updates from Tucson SURJ, and find out more about our ongoing work and upcoming events!”

    In Solidarity-

    Liz & Leah with Tucson SURJ

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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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