Voices of Tucson’s Refugee Community

    April 20, 2017 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
    UA Institute of the Environment
    1064 E Lowell St
    Tucson, AZ 85719

    Hosted by Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry

    “Join us in a roundtable discussion on countering the fear and suspicion of refugees. A panel of artists, refugees, representatives from refugee resettlement agencies and scholars will discuss issues and concerns surrounding refugee resettlement in the United States.

    Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. Questions? Email: orhon@email.arizona.edu”

    Room S107, ENR2 Building


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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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