Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Benefit

    “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
    – Fred Rogers”Are you mad/frustrated with the direction our country is headed, and want to help to make a difference? Want to connect more with our amazing community? Do you like local live music?We got you, Tucson.

    Please join us on Sunday, February 19th at 191 Toole, to hear some great music, hang with friends, and participate in an informal gathering to continue the conversation surrounding how to best serve those in need within our community and beyond, all while supporting a great cause.

    Live music for the afternoon includes:
    The Mission Creeps, Leigh Lesho and the Night Lights, Keli Carpenter, Silver Cloud Express, Katie Haverly and the Aviary, the Leila Lopez Band, Lisa O’Neill, and Mitzi Dasheya Cowell.

    Spoken word by N-Lightning

    All proceeds to benefit the International Rescue Committee.

    *beautiful flier by Jimi Giannatti – thanks Jimi!!”

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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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