YWCA 100th Birthday Luncheon

    May 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Tucson Convention Center
    260 S Church Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    “Join us as we honor the 100 year history of the YWCA Southern Arizona as we launch into a Second Century!

    Tickets are $55
    Tables of 10 on sale for $500 to $1000

    We’ve been a leader in the fight for justice – for all! – since 1917. Stand with us as we launch into a second century of justice-seeking and change-making.

    For information about sponsoring our Centennial year, contact John-Peter Wilhite at jpwilhite@ywcatucson.org or call 520-884-7810.

    At YWCA, we believe women’s rights are human rights. And we know that no one is free until all are free. We are committed to building a world that works for everyone – regardless of race or ethnicity, religion, gender identification or sexual orientation, abilty or age. Everyone.

    We are working for you. Stand with us.”


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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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