New location for Martin Luther King Day March & Rally

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The MLK March and Celebration will take place on Monday,  January 19 at 9 a.m.   Participants will march from Santa Rita Park, 401 E. 22nd Street (corner of N. 4th Avenue)  to Armory Park, 221 S. 6th Ave (NE corner of E. 13th Street), Tucson, AZ.  There will be a rally and program starting at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Armory Park, across from the Tucson Children’s Museum. 

 (Previous years this march on the MLK Holiday  started at the UA Mall and marched to Reid Park). 

More about civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was assassinated in 1968: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.

The MLK Holiday is on February 19, go to our Blog for Arizona Calendar for more events for that day including a Freedom Song  Singalong at 3 p.m. and free Black American history  film “Through a Lens Darkly”  at the Loft Theater at 5 p.m.

Ongoing right now (started this morning at 7:30 a.m.)through Saturday: Black Life Matters conference at University of Arizona (So.Ballroom for first two days, 1303 E. University Blvd.), then at Dunbar School, 325 W. 2nd Street on Saturday Jan. 17.  About 700 people signed up, very good attendance this morning at two panel discussions on Despair-ities/Disparities and Global “Blackness”.

Register online here:

http://blm.sbs.arizona.edu/forms/registration

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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).