Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes

    March 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Tucson Jewish Community Center
    Jewish Community Center
    3800 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718
    “Today, more than 65 million people are displaced around the world. The International Rescue Committee in Tucson invites you to participate in the “Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes” simulation event. In partnership with the Jewish Community Center, this event will provide the community an insight into the hardships, frustrations, and often the pain that refugees endure. Participants will go through various stations that simulate the refugee experience. Additional information and resources will be available the day of the event.”
    Suggested donation of $10.00 at the door.
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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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