“Migrant Justice Now” panel discussion

“Join us at the gallery for a panel discussion co-hosted with the ACLU of Arizona at 5:30pm, January 24, 2019, at Etherton Gallery, 135 S. 6th Ave. (south of Broadway Blvd) in Tucson.
Moderated by Nancy Montoya of Arizona Public Media the panel features three attorneys — Billy Peard, ACLU Attorney; Erendire Castillo, Castillo Law; and Isabel Garcia, Derechos Humanos — who will discuss efforts to repeal laws that criminalize migrants. Plus, learn how you can help bring transparency and accountability to our justice system by becoming a court observer. #inthistogether #migrantjustice #immigrationpolicy”
Cover Image: Migrant Memorial, cotton fabric, ink and embroidery floss by Jennifer Eschedor.

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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).