World Refugee Day in Tucson


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From their FB page:

World Refugee Day:

We want you to be part of the influential event to celebrate the contributions of new Americans in our communities. Donations will help to honor the courage, strength and determination of the women, men and children that been forced to flee their homes.
Will have culturally food, games and activities, photo booth, and immigration booth, games and prizes.

The entrance is from Alameda Street behind Wells Fargo Bank (though the address is on Stone Ave.). Stop by & welcome these refugees to Tucson, and find our more about their needs/wants.

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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).