Rainbow Crosswalk Dedication on 4th Avenue
“RAINBOWS ARE COMING TO TUCSON!!! Tues. AUGUST 8th, at 10 to 11 a.m.
SAAF, Historic Fourth Avenue, Speedy Striping, and the City of Tucson have joined together to paint all 4 crosswalks at 4th Avenue & 6th Street rainbow! This is the first rainbow crosswalks project in Arizona. The rainbow crosswalks celebrate inclusivity and diversity in Tucson and shows the world that Tucson, Fourth Avenue, and the City of Tucson are proud to stand with, and celebrate, the LGBTQ community.
Please join us on August 8 at 10am as we dedicate the Rainbow Crosswalks to the community.”
Preview below of 1st rainbow painted crosswalk, courtesy of Monique Vallery, Events Director at Historic 4th Avenue, from FB. Check out all four crosswalks tomorrow at the dedication.
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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).
New rainbow crossroads shown in tonight’s segment of AZPM Metro Week: https://tv.azpm.org/metroweek/
Splattered with white paint before dedication today: http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/36085794/new-rainbow-crosswalk-splattered-with-paint-ahead-of-dedication?utm_content=buffer1843b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Don’t miss this dedication today, in about an hour. Celebrate diversity on 4th Avenue.
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