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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 Sept. 7 to 21: Terrorism, Racism, Animal Rights, Historical Remembrances — Those Looking To Learn More On These Issues And Many More Have A Plethora Of Options

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Sept. 7, 2016 — Building and developing the community we call the Phoenix metro area is the driving force behind the Consciousness Calendar and over the next two weeks, there will be some literal building and development events as well as those a bit more figurative.

First, the literal. On Sept. 8, Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona will lead a discussion on “Building Great Places.” And, on Sept. 20, Arizona State University’s Wrigley Lecture Series will feature Jason F. McLennan, an advocate of the green building movement.

Figurative community building and development include Reframing Our Movement: Unifying Our Approach and Response to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Victims of Crime” on Sept. 14. This 2016 biennial conference will build on over 30 years of service to victims and survivors of crime.

And Sept. 20, Miranda v. Arizona: 50 Years Later” will focus on the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that established “the right to remain silent,” considered a bedrock of basic civil rights.

So, whether you want to be literal or figurative, find something great to build our community.

Thursday, Sept. 8

“Building Great Places” — a forum focusing on relationships among built environments, economies, urban planning and finance — will be held at noon in room 481 of the ASU Tempe campus. Kimber Lanning, founder and executive director of Local First Arizona, will lead the discussion. A lunch will be served. To register, go to https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/kimber-lanning-great-places/

Friday, Sept. 9 and 10

Impact Arizona Series will present Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. — considered one of the most dynamic thinkers on race today — in a forum held at 6:30 p.m., Sept.,  in Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave. “The Root: Understanding Racism, Privilege and Power” will focus on race and racism. To learn more, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/848638075266516/ Moore will continue this topic during “Examining the Root: Racism, Privilege, Leadership and Action (Workshop)” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 10 in the Kirk Student Center at Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave. For more information contact csrd@asu.edu or call 602-496-1376. To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/impact-arizona-series-presents-dr-eddie-moore-jr-registration-27139233177

Saturday, Sept. 10

A Phoenix Solidarity Gathering, in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, will be held starting at 11 a.m. at the Arizona State Capitol Building, Wesley Bolen Memorial Plaza, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. The Standing Rock tribe and allies are currently protesting a proposed pipeline under the Missouri River. This is considered a non-partisan event, and children are welcome. To learn more, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/293192487714480/

Tuesday, Sept. 13

Public Service Impact Talks @ West Campus will be held starting at 7:50 a.m. in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions, 4781 W. University Way, Phoenix. Topics will be Resilience Among Youth and police officers wearing body cameras. For more details, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-service-impact-talks-west-campus-registration-26931514886?aff=efbneb

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Reframing Our Movement: Unifying Our Approach and Response to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Victims of Crime” will be held starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix. This 2016 biennial conference will build on over 30 years of service to victims and survivors of crime. Sponsored by the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, tickets for this event start at $450. To learn http://www.eventbrite.com/e/reframing-our-movement-unifying-our-approach-and-response-to-sexual-assault-domestic-violence-and-tickets-23124229192?aff=efbneb

Tempe’s Historical Tapestry will focus on native American, Spanish, African and Anglo threads in American early Southwestern history, will be held from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. at the Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe. A panel will featur Dr. Theresa Avila, School of Transborder Studies, ASU; Dr. Sharonah Fredrick, assistant director of ACMRS; and Scott Solliday, historian and genealogist To learn more, go to https://acmrs.org/news/events/tempes-historical-tapestry or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tempes-historical-tapestry-tickets-25184418273?aff=efbneb

Thursday, Sept. 15

An International Conference on Autism will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 North 44th St. To learn more, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-conference-on-autism-tickets-25428444161?aff=efbneb

Friday, Sept. 16

A protest against animal shelters that kill unwanted pets will be held starting at 7 p.m. at Maricopa County Animal Control, 2500 S. 27th Ave., Phoenix. Participants should wear a red shirt; flameless candles will be provided. The event is sponsored by Nokill-newyork.org. Find out more by checking out https://www.facebook.com/events/1836674486556282/#

Saturday, Sept. 17

2016 Catholics in the Public Square Legislative Seminar will feature several speakers, including Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix and Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder of the Ruth Institute. The event will be held at the Phoenix Diocesan Pastoral Center, 400 East Monroe. Admission is free; register at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e2dLdsZxEhheokA6UShWBjYCyN1-jbZRBese__Db9o8/edit#

Sunday, Sept. 18

BarkHappy Old Town Scottsdale Bar Crawl, supporting Arizona Small Dog Rescue, will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Stops will include Brathaus, SIP and Boss Pizza Bar. Tickets are $15 and should be purchased in advance. Get more details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barkhappy-old-town-scottsdale-bar-crawl-supporting-arizona-small-dog-rescue-tickets-27437442128?aff=efbneb

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Miranda v. Arizona: 50 Years Later” will focus on the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that established “the right to remain silent,” considered a bedrock of basic civil rights. The event, free to the public, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Arizona Humanities, 1242 North Central Ave., Phoenix. Heather Hamel, executive director of Justice That Works, will speak. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/miranda-v-arizona-50-years-later-registration-27474740689?aff=efbneb

Arizona State University’s Wrigley Lecture Series will feature Jason F. McLennan on Sept. 20. McLennan, an advocate of the green building movement, will make a presentation entitled “A Living Future: How We’ll Live and Work in the Communities of the Future.” McLennan will discuss topics that include energy, transportation, water and waste while focusing on the world’s green buildings, case studies and other stories from his career. The event takes place in the Lakefront Room at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 6 p.m. with a dessert reception to follow. The event is free and interested parties can register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wrigley-series-green-building-a-better-world-tickets-26669735898

Sept. 21 and 22

The 23rd Annual Statewide Conference to End Homelessness will begin at 8 a.m. at Black Canyon Conference Center, 9440 N. 25th Ave. in Phoenix. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/288610008148565/

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