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Consciousness Calendar April 22 to May 6: Featured Is An Organized Debate On The Topic Of Cannabis But Also Included Is Voter Registration Education, Help For The Homeless And Much More

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

April 22, 2015 - The Arizona Drug Policy Forum is presenting the 2015 Arizona Cannabis Debate from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m at Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, on April 29. The event is being held to stir the debate regarding cannabis and the laws that surround it in Arizona.

Throughout the country, there are many states that have legalized cannabis use not only medically, but recreationally as well. However, there are still many that are opposed to the use of cannabis and at the federal level it is still illegal, so this has sparked much debate on the topic and this event will give Arizona residents a chance to hear all sides of the issue.

The event will have several key speakers including defense attorney Marc J. Victor who will be arguing for the recreational legalization of marijuana, and Seth Leibsohn from Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, who will be arguing against. Brahm Resnik will moderate the event.

Everyone is invited, and the attire is business casual. Registration and tickets are required to attend the event, but the tickets are free and first-come, first-served.

For tickets and more information, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2015-arizona-cannabis-debate-tickets-16640968585.

Thursday, April 23

Business Showcase Mixer from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Wyndham Garden, 3600 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. This is a business mixer that will feature businesses from all over the Valley. There will be over 40 tables and chances to win prizes. For more information or to register, visit the event page at http://web.phoenixchamber.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=3193.

The Road To Guantanamo, a film screening will be held at 6 p.m at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. This will be a free screening of the film Road To Guantanamo presented by Amnesty International. This is a free event and is open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1563561633924685/.

Saturday, April 25

6th Annual Earth Day Phoenix will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at PHX Renew, north east corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road, Phoenix. Keep Phoenix Beautiful is hosting this event that will be promoting sustainability and keeping the planet clean and in shape for the future. Local businesses and exhibitors will be on hand for the family friendly event. This event is open to the public. For more information, visit the event page at http://www.visitarizona.com/events-calendar/6th-annual-earth-day-phoenix-04-25-2015.

Voter Registration Training at Greater Phoenix Urban League, 1402 S. 7th Ave., Phoenix. The Arizona Voting Rights Act Project will be on hand to educate community members on the voter registration process and other voting laws in the state. This is a free event and is open to the public. To register for the event, email info@promiseaz.org.

Sunday, April 26

Igniting Change By Helping Others at 1:30 p.m. at Hance Park, 1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. This event is intended to help feed and provide other necessary goods to the needy of Phoenix. Attendees are asked to bring what they can to help feed the needy. The event is open to the public. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/783501241757446/.

Tuesday, April 28

Be A Hero With United Blood Services from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Barrett Palm Court ASU, Arizona State University, Tempe. The United Blood Services truck will be at Barrett Palm Court on April 28 so people can donate blood. Anyone planning on going to the event can register at http://tinyurl.com/BloodDriveatBarrett. For more information, visit the event page at http://barretthonors.asu.edu/event/barrett-blood-drive-4/.

Thursday, April 30

Mexico Now: Energy Opportunities with the Powerhouse Next Door from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. Mexico is projected to be one of the worlds largest economies by 2050 and energy will have a large role to play in that. Industry experts will be on hand to discuss Arizona’s role in that process. For questions, contact the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce at events@phoenixchamber.com or 602-495-2182. For more information and pricing, visit http://web.phoenixchamber.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=3188.

A Weekend With Pablo Picasso at Herberger Theater, 222. E. Monroe, Phoenix. Written by Herbert Siguenza, this production is based on the writings of Pablo Picasso, who is responsible for some of the most famous paintings in history. For more information or for tickets, visit http://www.arizonatheatre.org/.

Saturday, May 2

Show Our Strength In Numbers And Unity from 2 to 6 p.m. at Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. This event will be for members of the community to express their concerns with Phoenix Police and other issues. This event is open to the public. For more information and to register, visit the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/930802243608081/.

Wednesday, May 6

How Not To Make Love To A Woman: An Almost-Comedy About Domestic Violence at 7 p.m. at Phoenix Youth Hostel and Cultural Center, 1026 N. 9th St., Phoenix. This show about domestic violence was Written and Performed by Laurelann Porter. This is a solo performance about leaving an abusive marriage. The show does contain nudity and mature content. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for students. For more information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/363529740511513/.

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