New route for 2017 All Souls Procession

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2017 Poster Artwork by: Jessica Gonzales

The All Souls Procession Weekend

“MMOS’s flagship event began as an individual performance piece by Tucson artist, Susan Johnson in 1990. Today All Souls has now become one of the most authentic public ceremonies in North America today. Over 150,000 people from all walks of life come together every fall in Downtown Tucson to commemorate, honor, mourn and celebrate the passing of our ancestors and loved ones.

In the months leading up to the Procession, free, family-friendly workshops are offered to the public. In addition, MMOS gives people the opportunity to experience the event through projects like the Urn and Video Ancestry Project.”

Many Mouths One Stomach: www.manymouths.org for info.   All Souls Procession no longer starting at University Blvd. /N. 4th Avenue, but moving west of Santa Cruz wash, to Grande Avenue, then to Bonita Ave. See map below. Same finale location at Mercado San Agustin lot, 100 S. Avenida Convento, south of Congress Street.  Info at http://allsoulsprocession.org/.

For weekend events go to: http://allsoulsprocession.org/events/, including Procession of Little Angels at Amory Park.

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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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  1. About 20 of us participated in multi-faith remembrance chanting at Sacred Space, with discussions about a loved one we remember (mostly fathers). We wrote these remembrances on cards to be burned in the urn at All Souls Procession, taken by one of the attendees. More on Sacred Space at:

    https://www.sacredspacetucson.org/

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