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Consciousness Calendar July 29 to Aug. 12: Featured Is A Phoenix Metro Visit By A Former U.S. President, But Also A Food Not Bombs Musical Gathering, A Transit Information Meeting And More


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

July 29, 2015 — He may have only spent four years in the White House, but Jimmy Carter set a presidential longevity record in 2012 when he officially became the ex-president with the longest retirement, passing Herbert Hoover.

Now 90, Carter will bring his ever-continuing retirement record — and a book signing event for his recently release, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety — to Changing Hands, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe at 7 p.m., July 31. The memoir focuses upon his early life and more, including snippets about Georgia and Southern racism, his time in the U.S. Navy as well as some political tidbits.

Even though several reviews have called A Full Life more of a vanity piece filled with poetry and drawings, meeting a president — even a former president — is kind of neat, so give it a look if you plan to be in the southeast Phoenix metro Friday night.

Free tickets are available by visiting

Thursday, July 30

Glendale Community Conversation For Residents from 6 to 8 p.m. at Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa, 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale.  This will be part of a series of meetings being held by the city of Glendale in order to allow residents and business owners to voice their opinions about the city adopting an anti-discrimination ordinance.The ordinance would protect the rights of Glendale citizens and visitors from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. Those would would like to attend can RSVP at

The city of Phoenix Public Transit Department is hosting an open house on its draft Title VI Major Service Change Equity Policy from 6 to 7 p.m. at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Title VI is part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and assures that "[n]o person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance." For more information, visit Title VI Open House.

Friday, July 31

More Than A Survivor: More Than A Story Photography Exhibit from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at {9} The Gallery, 1229 Grand Ave., Phoenix. This exhibit features more than 20 portraits of women who are survivors of sex trafficking that went on to become successful in their respective fields. This is a free event that is open to the public, but donations are being accepted. To RSVP for the event, visit.  For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at

Sunday, August 2

Stand Up For The Unity 5! from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Songbird Coffee & Tea House, 812 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. This event is being held in order to show support for five journalists who have been imprisoned in Myanmar for reporting that their government seemingly didn’t want them to. Attendees will be writing letters to officials of the Myanmar government and more to show their support. This event is open to the public. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Hispanic Leadership Institute Recruiting & Alumni Mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fuego Bar and Grill, 9118 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. This event is intended for any members of the HLI or anyone who is interested in the program to learn more and meet with other like minded individuals. Alum’s ar encouraged to brings friends and family. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at

Friday, Aug. 7

Educators’ Appreciation Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S.McClintock Dr., Tempe or 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix.  Changing Hands Bookstore is celebrating educators of all kinds on Aug. 7. Teachers, librarians and educators of any kind are encouraged to visit Changing Hands that day and enjoy a 20 percent discount. There will also be refreshments, happy hour, chair massages and more. Those who would like to attend can RSVP at For more information, visit the event page at

Saturday, Aug. 8

Food Not Bombs will be holding a benefit show at The Trunk Space from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at The Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Ave., Phoenix. Aside from the donations and food collection, those attending will be able to enjoy music by a selection of local artists that includes Andy Warpigs, Straight Straws, Friends With Cars, Sonny Morgan, The North Remembers and more. This event is open to the public and donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at .

Sunday, Aug. 9

We/Here Series: Señorita Extraviada, Missing Young Woman Film Screening” about 2 p.m. at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo’s film is a documentary that takes a look at questions that many feel authorities would prefer to ignore. The film screening is $10 and is open to the public. Those would would like to attend can get tickets at For more information, visit the event page at

Wednesday, Aug. 12

August Bike Advocacy Meeting at 7 p.m. at Boulders on Broadway, 530 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe. This event is being held in order to discuss bike related issues including discussing more bike lanes, bike tracks and more. Anyone who is concerned about bike related issues is encouraged to attend. This event is open to anyone who would like to attend. For more information, visit

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