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To Visit ASU May 8

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Consciousness Calendar May 6 to May 20: Featured Is A Visit By Rand Paul To ASU But Also Included Is Workplace Health Lectures, Local Business Awards And Much More


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

May 6, 2015 - The presidential race is heating up as the first batch of candidates in 2016 are throwing their hats in the ring. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was one of the first to announce his official candidacy, following in the footsteps of his father, Ron Paul, who was among the Republican presidential field in the 2008 and 2012 elections.

As part of the first stage in his campaign, Paul will be making a stop at 3 p.m. at Arizona State University, 400 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, May 8.  Arizona State University's Undergraduate Student Government is hosting the event on the Tempe campus.

“I want to unleash the American Dream. I will return our country to freedom and prosperity, and restore the principles upon which this nation was founded: man’s right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” said Paul about his goals as a presidential hopeful.

Paul will be speaking personally at the event but there has yet to be an official schedule released for the rest of the evening’s programming or if there will be other guests.

The event is being sponsored by Turning Point USA, Arizona Young Americans for Liberty, ASU College Republicans and the Republican Party of Maricopa County.

This event is free and open to the public. to RSVP for the event, visit For more information visit the Facebook page at

Thursday, May 7

Victory Together for MLK, Jr. Community-Wide Book Signing from 4 to 7 p.m at First Institutional Baptist Church, 1141 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. This public event will be taking place in order to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and for a book signing.  Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. will be on hand to read excerpts from his book and to sign copies. There will be light refreshments. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page at

Saturday, May 9

Your Racial Issue...Not My Problem? - Healing Racism Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gateway Community College, 108 N. 40th st., Phoenix. This all day symposium is being held by the Healing Racism Committee in order to help educate the community on race issues and what we can do to fix them. This is a free event and is open to the public. For more information or to register for the event, visit the event page at

Tuesday, May 12

LGBTQ/GSM Advisory Board Meeting from 10 a.m. to noon at Mercy Maricopa, 9801 S. 51st St., Phoenix. The LGBTQ/GSM Advisory Board is intended to try and ensure that all Arizonans share the same quality of life in all areas of wellness. This event is open to the public. Those who can’t attend in person are welcomed to call into the conference line. For more information visit the event Facebook page at

FitPHX Healthy Arizona Worksites Training from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center, 302 N. First Ave., Phoenix. Local businesses are invited to attend this free training in order to help learn how to promote health in the workplace. This event is open to any businesses who would like to attend. For more information, contact Tracy Cruickshank at 602-526-0678 or visit the event page at

Wednesday, May 13

Backyard to Table: Urban Farming In Phoenix from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Roosevelt Growhouse Garden, 902 N. 6th St., Phoenix. This event will help to educate attendees about the potential benefits of urban farming. Special guests include Greg Peterson of The Urban Farm, Monika Woolsey of Hip Veggies and Kenny Barrett of Roosevelt Growhouse. This is a free event. For tickets, visit For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at

2015 IMPACT Awards Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix. This Luncheon will be hosted by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and is intended to honor both large and small businesses in the city of Phoenix that make a difference and impact in the community. This event is open to the public. For more information and pricing, visit the event page at

Thursday, May 14

Empire Southwest, 1725 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa. will host author Bob Lavigna at 6 p.m. who will speak about engaging government employees. This event is open to the public. For more information, visit the event page at

Saturday, May 16

Celebration of life of the late Gov. Raul Hector Castro from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. He was the 14th governor of the state and was the first Hispanic governor of the state. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the event page at

Wednesday, May 20

Creative Place Making: Transforming Communities Through The Arts from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. This event is being Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, LISC Phoenix, the Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation, and Mesa Arts Center and will focus on the role that artistic and cultural institutions have on the community and economy. There is no cost for the event, but registration is required. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at For tickets, visit

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