Help fund the proposed January 8th Memorial


Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation is currently raising funds to build the proposed January 8th Memorial in downtown El Presidio Park. See final plans here:

There is currently almost $7,000 raised in a Go Fund Me campaign, which you can donate any amount to:  Their goal is $1.5 M to be raised.  69 people have donated in the past 14 days.

“The January 8 Memorial Foundation was established in early 2012 to commemorate the tragic shooting that took place and our community’s response to it. (six died, 13 others wounded on January 8, 2011; this was an attempted assassination against then-CD 8  Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head and is now disabled).

The January 8 Memorial Foundation exists for one simple reason: To honor those who died and were injured on January 8, 2011 and to celebrate the extraordinary community response to that tragedy.

Our goal also is simple: The Foundation wants to a build a memorial to Jan. 8 and our vision is to make it a permanent and enduring part of our community. Once we achieve that goal, we will cease to exist.”

More info at FB page:

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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).


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