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Wear purple on Paint Pima Purple Day on October 20

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pimapurpleday“Join us in raising awareness about domestic abuse in our community. Together we can create safety for all Tucsonans! (from Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse)

Our annual Wear Purple Day celebration will be held October 20th from 7am to 7pm at the Emerge! Voices Against Violence Site, located at 4101 E. 22nd Street.

The event will include:

– The debut of the Emerge! Clothesline Project
– Wear Purple Photo Booth
– Tours of Voices Against Violence site
– Food truck lunch from 11am-2pm (Featuring Truck 54)
– Live broadcasts with local radio stations
– Donation drive for Starting Over Supplies for Emerge! participants”

Visit our website for more information: http://www.emergecenter.org/news/paint-pima-purple-2/

Carolyn’s note:  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a former Americorps D.V. Victims project attorney and former Interim Director of the now-defunct Domestic Violence Commission, I want to encourage more awareness and community support for D.V. programs. Wear purple on October 20th, to “paint Pima purple.”

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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. Don’t forget to wear purple today, all day in support of D.V. Awareness. Drop by Emerge! Voices Against Violence Site to join in with their activities, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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