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Oct. 6 At ASU

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Sept. 23, 2015 — Black Lives Matter will be much more than a hashtag Oct. 6 at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus as two events will bring public discussion on the issue.

At noon in West Hall 135, a discussion with Tia Oso and H.L.T. Quan along with special guest Barbara Ransby, will discuss the issue in a community-based, focused setting. Oso is the person who occupied the town-hall stage in Phoenix earlier this year with Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders in support of Black Lives Matter. Quan is an associate professor of justice and social inquiry and an affiliate faculty in African and African American studies, Asian Pacific American studies and women and gender studies at Arizona State University. Ransby is a professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies and history at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Additionally, at 5 p.m., in Carson Ballroom, Old Main, Ransby will present "Forging An Insurgent Praxis within the Neoliberal University: Lessons from Black Lives Matter.”

For more information, visit ASU’s School of Social Transformation.

Tuesday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Sept. 25

Through Friday evening, a group of activists are hosting an airing of grievances against Sheriff Joe Arpaio as he undergoes contempt proceedings inside the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse, 401 W. Washington St., Phoenix.  A free legal clinic will also be available. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/707898329354698/

Wednesday, Sept. 23

At 6 p.m., Sarah J. Tracy will present “Compassion in the Face of Terror,” a case study of recognizing suffering, co-creating hope, and developing trust in a would-be school shooting. The presentation will focus on the interaction between school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff and would-be school shooter Michael Hill in Atlanta in 2013. For more information, visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/compassion-face-terror.

Thursday, Sept. 24

The Desert Willow Environmental Education Center, 805 E. Warner Rd., Chandler, will welcome and train volunteers to teach children from kindergarten to sixth grade in October. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/509080522588857/ or call Marnie Hunt at 602-402-3092.

A Navajo Government Reform Listening Session will be held at the ASU Tempe College of Law Armstrong Hall Great Hall, room 113 at 4 p.m. The Navajo Government Reform Listening Sessions are intended for Navajo citizens to provide input and recommendations on the current Navajo Nation Government structure. For more information, visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/navajo-government-reform-listening-session

Dr. Miriam Cooke of Duke University will present, “Choreographing the Trauma of the Syrian Revolution,” at 4 p.m. in the Language and Literature building, room 104, ASU Tempe. Admission is free. For more information, visit https://csrc.asu.edu/programs/conversations-center/choreographing-trauma-syrian-revolution

The Arizona Foundation for Women and special guests will discuss the status of children's safety in Arizona in a home, and hosted by Russ Lyon Sotheby's Realty. The suggested donation is $50 and includes appetizers and beverages. To RSVP, email to info@azfw.org. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1183701348323746/
 

Friday, Sept. 25

South Mountain Community College, 7050 S. 24th St, Phoenix, will host a sustainability symposium with a keynote by Pandora Thomas, co-founder of Earthseed Consulting LLC, a holistic consulting firm at 9 a.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/959727700771136/

A behavioral health awareness rally will be held beginning at 3 p.m. at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. The event is expected to continue until 8 p.m. and feature informational speeches, live music, food and much more. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/474188132736265/

Saturday, Sept. 26

The 12th Annual Thurgood Marshall College Fund Brunch will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley-Scottsdale 5401 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. The keynote speaker is Chris Simmons, retired senior level partner for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Also, the Thurgood Marshall Award of Merit will be presented to Lovelle McMichael. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1138592186167396/. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.sphinxeducationalfund.org.

Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27

The Sixth Annual Hopi Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Square, Flagstaff. This celebration of Hopi and other native cultures will include social dances, music and traditional and contemporary art, Hopi artisans include potters, carvers, weavers and painters with notable names. For more information, visit http://www.hopiallnativefestival.com/ or http://www.flagstaff365.com/

Tuesday, Sept. 29

The ASU Tempe School of Social Transformation will host, “Disney, Culture and Curriculum,” in West Hall, room 135 at 4 p.m. Jennifer Sandlin, associate professor, culture, society and education program will present how Disney allows, “consumers to disavow the racism and white supremacy that characterize Western humanist and colonialist projects.” For more information, visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/transform-your-tuesdays-disney-culture-and-curriculum

Thursday, Oct. 1

“Cutting Through The Rhetoric,” will be presented by KJZZ and hosted by Mark Brodie at KJZZ, 2323 W. 14th St, Tempe at 5:30 p.m. The conversation featuring a panel of local players, will focus on political activism, civic engagement and the nature of public discourse during a presidential election year. For more informatin and to RSVP visit https://www.facebook.com/events/878657078876572/, email Group91five@kjzz.org or call
480-774-8400

A symposium, “Magna Carta & Its American Legacy,” will be presented beginning at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union, Pima room, Tempe. The event is expected to analyze the relevance of the Magna Carta both as a historical document and as a catalyst in the development of modern-day American legal thought. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/902398279841024/

Saturday, Oct. 3

The Arizona Department of Education, 3300 N. Central Ave., Phoenix will host a town-hall meeting on teacher efficacy, "Doing More with Less," beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1044914702205999/

The 2015 AZNonProfitExpo, including exposition, workshops, retail shopping to benefit attending non-profit groups, and a keynote by Ron Haberle, Founder of ‘PeppedUP.org' will begin at 10 a.m. at The Salvation Army, Phoenix South Mountain Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 1375 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix. For more information, visit http://www.aznonprofitexpo.com/

The East Valley NAACP-AZ 41st Freedom Fund Awards Banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center, 5750 E. Main St., Mesa. Several awards will be given as well as the State of the East Valley NAACP address by East Valley NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Helen Hunter. For more information, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-valley-naacp-az-41st-freedom-fund-awards-banquet-tickets-17222194046

Tuesday, Oct. 6

At noon in West Hall 135, a discussion with Tia Oso and H.L.T. Quan along with special guest Barbara Ransby, will discuss the issue in a community-based, focused setting. Oso is the person who occupied the town-hall stage in Phoenix earlier this year with Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders in support of Black Lives Matter. Quan is an associate professor of justice and social inquiry and an affiliate faculty in African and African American studies, Asian Pacific American studies and women and gender studies at Arizona State University. Ransby is a professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies and history at University of Illinois at Chicago. Additionally, at 5 p.m., in Carson Ballroom, Old Main, Ransby will present "Forging An Insurgent Praxis within the Neoliberal University: Lessons from Black Lives Matter.” For more information, visit ASU’s School of Social Transformation.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Patrick Wood, author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation will discuss his book beginning at 7 p.m. at the monthly Liberty on Tap event, sponsored by the Arizona Liberty Caucus, at American Legion Post 44, 7145 E. Second St., Scottsdale. Food and drinks will be available. For more information, visit http://arizonalibertycaucus.nationbuilder.com/october_liberty_on_tap

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