Unity Vigil and March


    “President Donald Trump and Gov. Doug Ducey have made it clear that they are on the side of hate and bigotry this week. After the recent events in Charlottesville, VA, Gov. Doug Ducey is still in favor of keeping the racist Confederate Monuments up at the Capitol.

    We will meet Tuesday starting with a Prayer Vigil from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at First Church UCC. From there a march will take place to arrive at St. Mary’s Basilica Courtyard (see below) and outside the Phoenix Convention Center where Trump will be speaking to denounce his hateful rhetoric at 8:00pm and will march from the Phoenix Convention Center to the Arizona State Capitol to rally against Confederate monuments that Gov.Ducey wont remove at 8:30! We will get to the Capitol around 9:00 pm for those who wish not to march. Transportation will be provided back to First Church and the Convention Center.

    You are welcome to join us at any of the given locations found in the schedule below.


    6-7 pm Unity Vigil at First Church UCC 1407 N. 2nd St. Phoenix AZ

    7-8 pm Unity March from First Church UCC to St. Marys Basilica Courtyard. Safe Sanctuary Zone (between 3rd and 5th street off of Monroe St)

    8-8:30 pm Unity Prayer and support in Safe Sanctuary Zone at St. Marys

    8:30 pm Unity March To Capitol

    Note: “Be Better Humans” bus of the “I Have a Name” project will be available to shuttle people back to First Church.”



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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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