“Immigrants Under Fire” talk by author Margaret Regan

Tues. Jan. 15, 12 to 2.m.

United Nations Association of Southern Arizona – UNASA Center

6242 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, Arizona 85712
Margaret Regan
“Margaret Regan, a prize-winning Tucson author and journalist, will discuss the current state of the border and immigration. Her talk is titled, “Immigrants Under Fire – The Continuing Humanitarian Crisis of Detention, Deportation and Death”. Margaret has traveled the borderlands with activists and Border Patrol agents, visiting migrant shelters in Mexico and the immigration detention centers in Arizona. In her talk, she will draw from her first book, The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands, to discuss the ongoing tragedy of migrant deaths in the desert. Following up with her second book, Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigration Families Under Fire, she will describe what happens when undocumented immigrants are suddenly arrested, detained and deported to countries they haven’t seen in years. Photos will illustrate the compelling stories.”


Carolyn’s Note:  We are still waiting here at BFAZ for our webmaster to migrate to a better website, where I  already have 35 plus additional events posted (beyond the ones posted here at this site on our Calendar). This event was one of them, but we’ve had to bypass a few already since Jan. 12.  Sorry to those who were relying on me and this image Calendar, but too busy to re-p0st all of them here on the front 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 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).