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Consciousness Calendar July 1 To July 21: Featured Is A Meeting To Discuss Humanitarian Aid For Migrants, But Also LGBTQ Consortium Training, St. Mary’s Food Bank Volunteer Time And More


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

June 29, 2016 — Often, the partisan bickering over the border between the U.S. and Mexico overlooks the very real humanitarian crisis that takes place as migrants travel through the desert in scorching heat with little in the way of food or water. No More Deaths is a group in Arizona that provides humanitarian aid to those traveling through the borderlands and is attempting to shed more light on the crisis.

No More Deaths offers water, food and medical assistance to people suffering in Arizona Deserts. To learn more about the group’s message or to find out how to participate, Valley residents can attend the next No More Deaths meeting on July 5 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

The meetings are open to the public and the group encourages all attendees to participate in the discussion. No More Deaths holds its meetings on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Friday, July 1

“Summer Nights!” will take place from 6  to 8 p.m. at The Shops at Norterra, 2460 W. Happy Valley Road, Phoenix. The event will feature members of Funergy and games, dancing, music and prizes. The events are air-conditioned and indoors, plus LIVE 101.5 will be there to provide additional music and giveaways. To learn more, go to

Tuesday, July 5

The LGBTQ Consortium Training and Ed July Meeting will start at 10 a.m. in Suite 100 at 700 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. For more information, contact Meryl at or go to this Facebook page at

Saturday, July 9

The Kindness Co-op will hold its Second Chance Saturday to benefit the homeless community from 2 to 4 p.m. at 76 S. 12th Ave., Phoenix. Various types of donations are welcome, from food to basic services. To learn more, check out the Facebook page at

There will be a golf fundraiser for Scottsdale Explorers and the Special Olympics from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Topgolf, 9500 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale. Scottsdale Police Explorers caters to young adults between the ages of 14 and 20 with an interest in law enforcement. Tickets range from $35 to $360. You can get more details at

Wednesday, July 13

A Place at The Table, a film dealing with hunger in America, will be screened for free at 7 p.m. at the Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. Thomas Verderame of the Tiger Mountain Foundation will lead a discussion afterwards. Free parking is available at the Brickyard Parking Garage. To register, go to

Thursday, July 14

A letter-writing party, sponsored by the Phoenix Anarchist Black Cross, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at a TBD location. The meeting will focus on letter writing to political prisoners, providing resources to folks on the inside and organizing around jail/prison support locally and in solidarity with other ABC chapters and prisoner empowerment worldwide. More details can be found at

Saturday, July 16

St. Mary’s Food Bank is holding its annual Volunteer Service time, from 8 to 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, 3003 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Those who participate should be prepared to pack and lift. Afterwards, there will be dim sum at Great Wall Cuisine. For safety reasons, there is also a dress code. To learn more, go to:

Sunday, July 17

New York Times film critic A. O. Scott’s book, “Better Living Through Criticism,” will be the topic of a lecture at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art,  7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale. Sara Cochran, chief curator and museum director, will speak at 7 p.m. Entrance is free for members, and tickets are $7 for non-members. For tickets, go to

Thursday, July 21

The Destruction of Memory, a film dealing with the destruction of historical structures and artifacts in Iraq and Syria by Daesh, will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art,  7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale. Director Tim Slade will discuss his film after the showing. Tickets are $4 for members and $7 for non-members. For tickets, go to

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