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Set For Phoenix Gathering

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Featured Is A Gathering Of Young Democrats But Also Included Is A Woman Awards Ceremony, Documentary Screenings, Marijuana Legalization Discussion And Much More


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

June 3, 2015 - The Young Democrats of Arizona (YDAZ) will be holding their annual conference on June 6 at the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Phoenix chapter building. The conference is being held in order for the organization to elect their new positions and for others to get more involved with the group.

The UFCW offered to host this year’s event.

The positions being voted on include president, executive vice president, national committeeman, vice president of fundraising, vice president of membership, secretary, and treasurer.

The YDAZ worked this year to establish the College Democrats of Arizona, and that group will also be participating in this year’s conference and will be holding elections for their group as well.

Anyone looking to run for a position at the conference can contact Michael Sheridan at and state their intention to run as well as what position they are looking to run for.

“At our convention, we will be discussing how to move forward and prepare for 2016, as well as discussing the Young Democrats of America National Convention in Los Angeles in August, and the delegate process associated with YDA-LA,” Sheridan said via the organization's Facebook page.

The Young Democrats of Arizona Conference is being held on June 6 at 10:30 a.m. at 2401 N. Central Ave., No. 2 Phoenix. For more information, visit the event Facebook page To RSVP for the event, visit

Thursday, June 4

Is Legalized Marijuana On Arizona’s Horizon? from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Morrison Institute - Arizona State University, 411 N. Central Ave. Suite 900, Phoenix. The panel of speakers at this event will discuss the current status of marijuana legalization in Arizona. Panelists included Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney, Carlos Alfaro, Arizona Political Director, Marijuana Policy Project, Will Humble, Division Director for Health Policy & Evaluation at the UA Arizona Health Sciences Center's Center for Population Health Science and Discovery. For more information, visit the event page at

Friday, June 5

8th Annual Positively Powerful Woman Awards & Conference from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton, 2401 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix. The conference will feature various speakers, a breakfast spread, and awards ceremony and plenty of other programming throughout the day. For more information on the event, pricing and to register, visit the event page at

Saturday, June 6

LGBTQ History at 6 p.m. at Phoenix Pride LGBTQ Center, 801 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. This event will attempt to give attendees a broad view of individuals and historical events within the LGBTQ community. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at For tickets, visit

Sunday, June 7

Artisan Food Fair from noon to 4 p.m. at The Newton, 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix. This food fair will be highlighting local packaged and pantry food for the summer months from various local vendors. The event will be located in the 2,000 square foot main event space of The Newton. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at

Tuesday, June 9

Employment Law Series: Know Your Rights On (and Off) the Job! from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. This is part of a three part series of employment law programs. Attorneys Nina Targovnik, Dan Bonnett, Jennifer Kroll, Ravi Patel, and Susan Martin will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the topics. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at

Wednesday, June 10

Jessica Burlew’s Court Date at 8:30 a.m. at Superior Court of Arizona In Maricopa County, 201 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Jessica Burlew is on trial for second degree murder, but there are many who believe she is innocent. Burlew has reportedly had potentially unfair treatment during her time in jail and this is a call for people to come out and support her. For more information, visit the Facebook page at

Power Connect Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Phoenix North, 2532 W. Peoria Ave., Phoenix. This event will encourage people to network and connect with people all during the course of a lunch break. This is a fast paced networking opportunity for Phoenix residents. The event is $20. For more information, visit the event page at

Saturday, June 13

World Refugee Day Phoenix 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Balsz School, 4309 E. Bellview St., Phoenix. This event is intended to help Phoenix residents get in touch with culture from around the world and to understand what refugees from other countries have to go through. This event is open to the public. For more information, visit the official website at

Wednesday, June 17

North Town documentary screening at 6 p.m. at Mesa Arts Center, Dobson Lecture Hall, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. This is a free screening of the documentary North Town by local filmmaker Bruce Nelson. The Film explores the once segregated black community in Mesa, Arizona from in the early 1900s to the 1980s. The screening is open to the public and requires no RSVP. For more information, visit the event page at

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