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The Consciousness Calendar is published bi-weekly and provides selected events for the proceeding two weeks. Send calendar submissions for consideration to: generalcontact@moderntimesmagazine.com.
Consciousness Calendar July 27 to Aug. 10: There Are Heavy Topics, Including A Clean Elections Commission Meeting, Marijuana Legalization Legal Hearing, Honoring Milton Friedman And Much More

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

July 27, 2016 — There are likely to be several big time battles this November and many of the biggest battles that will play out in Arizona are gearing up in the next few weeks. Some of the most noteworthy include a meet and greet with Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Paul Penzone, a BBQ with Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and a hearing on the marijuana legalization ballot question.

The barbecue for Gary Johnson is July 30 starting at 3 p.m. at a private residence in Scottsdale. To learn more or get tickets, go to https://www.facebook.com/events
/1595086234123732/


Paul Penzone will meet interested voters Aug. 4 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Old Chicago restaurant, 1656 S. Alma School Road, Mesa. To learn more, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/15888
38238076213/?active_tab=posts


Judge Jo Lynn Gentry, of the Maricopa County Superior Court, will hear arguments at 1:30 p.m. in East Court Building, 101 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, suite 414, on whether Arizonans will be allowed to vote on whether they want to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Read the case information at http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/
docket/CivilCourtCases/caseInfo.asp?
casenumber=CV2016-009546


But before the big general election battles, the primary election is also right around the corner — Aug. 30 to be exact. Deadline to register for the primary election is Aug. 1 and early voting begins Aug. 3. To review the 2016 election calendar, visit http://www.azsos.gov/elections/elections-calendar-upcoming-events and to begin the early voting process, visit https://recorder.maricopa.gov/earlyvotingballot/earlyvotingballotrequest.aspx

Thursday, July 28

The state’s Citizens Clean Elections Commission will hold a meeting at 9:30 a.m. in suite 110, 1616 W. Adams, Phoenix. Agenda items include state Legislative regulations and government contracts. For more information, call 602-364-3477 or visit Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

According its organizers, Expressions in Humanity 14, “is to bring together a collection of individuals to focus on leadership and something bigger than ourselves. It is a platform to cultivate opportunities to share, listen, serve and uplift.” The event will start at 11 a.m. July 28 at Embassy Suites, 4400 S. Rural Road, Tempe. For other details, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/expressions-in-humanity-14-tickets-26551020818?aff=efbneb

Friday, July 29

Milton Friedman Legacy Day is held to honor a man considered the godfather of modern free-market economics. The local chapter of Americans for Prosperity will hold a dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church’s Fire Side Room, 3839 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix. The topic will be, “Is more school choice good for Arizona?” in Phoenix. For more information, contact Leslie White, AFPF AZ deputy state director, lwhite@afphq.org or call (480) 290-2286.

Saturday, July 30

A barbecue to benefit Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor and 2016 Libertarian candidate for president, will be held starting at 3 p.m. at a private residence in Scottsdale. To learn more or get tickets, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1595086234123732/

A Day of Kindness for Maleah — held in remembrance of Maleah Ellis, who died tragically on June 12, will be held starting at 11 p.m. — at the Sycamore/Main Street Transit Center, 1830 W. Main St., Mesa. Volunteers are needed to distribute water and sandwiches. To get involved or learn more, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1724655481155299/

A conflict resolution workshop, based on conflict resolution tools developed by Mike Speakman in 1993, will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethany Bible Church, 6060 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix. Those participating will learn, among other things, ways to have a more peaceful environment, overcome destructive anger and disarm a volatile situation. Admission is $70 at the door, space permitting. Learn more by checking out: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conflict-resolution-workshop-tickets-26496153709?aff=efbneb

Sunday, July 31

Safer Arizona 2018, drafting two marijuana-related initiatives for the 2018 election ballot, will meet at 2 p.m. in Jerry’s Restaurant, 2323 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. More information can be found on the group’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/311741785834763/

Monday, Aug. 1

The city of Phoenix’s Community and Police Trust Initiative will hold listening session from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Black Mountain Precinct’s Community Room, 33355 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. The initiative was composed of 17 community members carefully selected by the city manager to represent the residents of Phoenix, including those from the disability, immigrant, LGBT, millennial and refugee identity. More information on these events is available at www.phoenix.gov or by calling 602-262-6937.

Today is the deadline for registering to vote in the primary election this year in Arizona. A full calendar of important deadlines can be found here http://www.azsos.gov/elections/elections-calendar-upcoming-events

Tuesday, Aug. 2

Night Out For Safety and Liberation will get underway at 6 p.m. for residents of ZIP code 85017. The event is described as a way “to redefine and reimagine what #Safety Is for our communities – beyond the current frame of safety through policing,” and discussion involve recent shootings in Maryvale. More details can be found on this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1711431092440333/

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Early voting begins today. More info on requesting early voting ballot can be found here: https://recorder.maricopa.gov/earlyvotingballot/earlyvotingballotrequest.aspx

Thursday, Aug. 4

It may be an uphill battle against Joe Arpaio — or maybe not according to recent polls — but Paul Penzone is running for Maricopa County sheriff. Interested voters will have a chance to meet him starting at 6:30 p.m. at Old Chicago restaurant, 1656 S. Alma School Road, Mesa. There will also be a report on the Democratic National Convention. To learn more, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1588838238076213/?active_tab=posts

Tuesday, Aug. 9

A 2016 Legislative Update, hosted by the Mulcahy Law Firm, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Attendees will receive a full copy of the firm’s cheat sheets. To register, go to http://mulcahylawfirm.com/seminar_info.php?sem=88

Wednesday, Aug. 10

A discussion about sex assaults on college campuses will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. at RC Gorman Navajo Gallery, 4251 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale. This event is part of the Arizona Foundation for Women's "SHE Talks" salon series and is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. No tickets are needed, but attendees are encouraged to let us know you'll be there by writing to mcasarez@azfw.org or calling (602)-532-2800, Ext. 7 by Aug. 8. Additional information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572576043043914/

Friday, Aug. 12

Judge Jo Lynn Gentry, of the Maricopa County Superior Court, will hear arguments at 1:30 p.m. in East Court Building, 101 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, suite 414, on whether Arizonans will be allowed to vote on whether they want to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Read the case information at http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/docket/CivilCourtCases/caseInfo.asp?casenumber=CV2016-009546

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