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Action Also Hits PHX Oct. 14

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The Consciousness Calendar is published weekly and provides selected events for the proceeding two weeks. Send calendar submissions for consideration to:
Featured Are A Candlelight Vigil For Climate Day Of Actions As Well As Protests Over Joe Arpaio, An Eye Contact Event, Rainbow Festival And Many Other Thought Provoking Events


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Oct. 7, 2015 - Climate change is as much in the public eye as it ever was, and with an election coming up next year, it will be a hot topic that will surely be discussed heavily. On Oct. 14, you can help participate in the conversation on the People's Climate Movement National Day of Action.

The Sierra Club is encouraging people from all across the country to gather together and peacefully stand together in order to bring awareness to climate change issues, stop destructive fossil fuels, and build a clean energy future.

“Last year, when 400,000 people marched in the streets of New York City before the U.N. climate negotiations, President Obama told world leaders ‘The alarm bells keep ringing. Our citizens keep marching. We cannot pretend we do not hear them. We have to answer the call,’” said Maura Cowley of the Sierra Club.

Those who would like to participate in the People's Climate Movement National Day of Action can visit
for more information.

In Phoenix, two events are scheduled.

From noon to 1 p.m., an event will be held at Central Arizona Shelter Services, also known as, CASS, 230 S. 12th Ave., Phoenix. The event seeks to collect umbrellas, food and toiletries for the homeless. For more information, visit

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. a “Care About Climate Candlelight Vigil” will be held at Cesar Chavez Memorial Plaza, 251 W. Washington St., Phoenix. The event will feature speakers, and a drum circle with Adam Ecker of Drumming Sounds. Organizers are asking attendees to bring a photograph or drawing of something they are worried about losing because of climate change. For more information on the candlelight vigil, visit

Thursday, Oct. 8

Community forum on Phoenix Police at 6 p.m. at South Mountain Community Center, 212 Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix. Police abuse has been very much in the mainstream as of late and this event is intending to shine a light on the civilian deaths and other violence that the Phoenix Police have been responsible for. Those attending will discuss what the community can do in order to address these issues. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event page at

Friday, Oct. 9

Safer Arizona will host a rally defending the rights of medical marijuana patients to use the drug without the fear of the Arizona Department of Child Safety taking their children away. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Department of Economic Security, 5038 S. Price Rd., Tempe. For more information, visit

Saturday, Oct. 10

“In Search of Answers, How Mass Incarceration Affects the Latino Community Public Dialogue Forum” at 10 a.m. at Cartwright School District #83, 5220 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. This is the second forum in a series that will focus on challenging the mass incarceration problem in Arizona. The series is being co-sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, the Arizona Justice Alliance and the NAACP. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event page at

Sunday, Oct. 11

HIV/AIDS & Addiction at 5:30 p.m. at Rebel & Divine UCC, 917 E. Sheridan St., Phoenix. This event is a follow up to a conversation that was held last summer on the same topic. The event will be tackling the topic of HIV/AIDS as it relates to addiction. Special guests for the event will be announced soon. There will be a potluck prior to the program and a desert after. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event page at

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Agriculture, Environment and Water Committee Meeting from 9 to 10 a.m. at Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, 201 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. This committee is focused on policy making that suites the unique needs of Arizona but are also based on sound science. This event is open to the public. Those attending can bring their parking tickets for validation. Those who have questions can contact Kathryn Nail at or 602-495-6497. For more information, visit the event page at

Wednesday, Oct. 14

“Job Fair: On The Move With Seasonal Jobs” from 9 a.m. to noon at Mesa Employment Service, 120 W. First Ave., Mesa. This event is being held in order to help those in need of a job find seasonal employment. Jobs at this event include warehouse/distribution, customer service, transportation, retail, hospitality, and grocery positions. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the event page at

Thursday, Oct. 15

“The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment: Phoenix” from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Phoenix Civic Space Park, Phoenix. The Liberators International has coordinated this event in cities all over the world as part of the largest eye contact experiment in human history. The concept of the event is to rebuild a sense of shared humanity. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event page at

John W. Dean, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, will visit ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, at 7 p.m., to discuss the cover-up’s influence on journalism. Dean will be interviewed by Cronkite faculty member and former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., who was the newspaper’s deputy metro editor during Watergate and helped supervise coverage. For more information, visit

Friday, Oct. 16

“Protest Sheriff Joe For Ramping Up The War On Marijuana In Arizona” at 9:30 a.m. at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, 13063 W. Bell Rd., Surprise. Safer Arizona is holding this event in order to protest Sheriff Joe’s new "No Drug Bust Too Small" initiative. Those who are planning on attending are encouraged to make signs and invite friends for a peaceful protest. This event is open to anyone who would like to attend. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event page at

Saturday, Oct. 17

Rainbows Festival hosted by Phoenix Pride from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Historic Heritage Square, 113 N. 6th St., Phoenix. Billed as “Arizona’s Greatest Street Fair,” the Rainbow Festival is an annual celebration of diversity and the LGBTQ community. The event will feature more than 150 exhibitors and two stages with live entertainment throughout the duration of the event. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Phoenix Pride at 602 277-7433, or visit the event page at

Tuesday, Oct. 20

The Center for Arizona Policy, a nonprofit conservative lobbying group, will be holding a 20-year anniversary celebration from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Mesa Arts Center Ikeda Theater, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. Tickets are $25. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Phoenix City Council Formal Meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix. This formal meeting of the city council will address ordinances, resolutions, and other items on the agenda. The agenda for the meeting will be available at least 24 hours prior to it. For those who would like to see the meeting but can’t physically attend can view the broadcast at For more information, visit the event page at

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