“Unbought & Unbossed” documentary about former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm on February 25

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Posted by Carolyn Classen

As part of Black History Month, the Black Women’s Task Force is sponsored a documentary about the late Congresswoman Chisholm.

Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to Congress in 1968, representing New York state’s 12th CD. She served for 7 terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1972 she ran for U.S. President, and received 152 votes at the Democratic National Convention in Miami, Florida. Asian American Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink from Hawaii also ran in that 1972 race for President.

Documentary will be shown on Feb. 25, 6 p.m. at the YWCA on Bonita Ave, west of the I-10.

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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).