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Mexico, U.S. Relations Take
Center Stage In Arizona

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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 Nov. 16 to 30: Sustainable Food, A Human Rights Poetry Slam, The Guerilla Girls And A Turkey Trot Benefit For Kids Plus Many More Consciousness-Raising events In the Phoenix Metro

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Nov. 17, 2016 — The election season is over. As Americans come to terms -- in the form of acceptance or numerous protests -- with the controversial president-elect and what may happen in Congress next year, many are getting ready for one of the year’s two biggest holidays: Thanksgiving, followed by Christmas next month.

As a neighbor to Mexico, Arizona has had a unique position in the previous election and will likely play an even greater role after President-elect Trump takes the mantle.

On Nov. 30, Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States will make an appearance at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, 340 N. Third Street, Phoenix and will likely share some information on what Mexico’s approach will be with the new administration.

The McCain Institute and the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations is presenting “Mexico-U.S. Relations Today and Tomorrow: The Case of Arizona,” at 6 p.m. Participating will be Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, the Mexican ambassador to the United States. Lisa Urias, managing partner of CoNecs North America, will moderate. There will be a cocktail reception and dinner. To RSVP or learn more, go to https://www.mccaininstitute.org/events/
mexico-u-s-relations-today-tomorrow-case-arizona/


Thursday, Nov. 17

Arizona State University’s third annual Food & Thought will be held at 5:30 p.m. at 500 N. Third St. on ASU’s Phoenix campus. There will be a cooking demo by Chef Joe Hobson from LON's at the Hermosa Inn and a lecture featuring Dr. James McWilliams about environmental, social and economic issues inherent to food production. Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item. For more details, go to https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/eating-locally-beyond/

Friday, Nov. 18

A screening of the documentary 13th -- which focuses on breaking the school-to-prison pipeline -- is set for 6 p.m. at South Mountain Community College, 7050 S. 24th St., Phoenix. Learn more by checking out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/375102852880710/

Nov. 18 to 20

“Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country,” a live performance, will be held in the Farnsworth Studio Theater at the Mesa Arts Center, One E. Main St. “Nogales” will trace in reverse the headlines of a Mexican boy shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Showtimes vary; find out more by going to http://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/nogales

Friday, Nov. 18

Legendary feminist artist collective Guerilla Girls will “take on Arizona” during an event at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall Room 101 on the ASU campus. The event is free; to RSVP go to http://www.smoca.org/event/guerrilla-girls-take-arizona/ To learn more about Guerilla Girls, check out http://www.guerrillagirls.com/our-story/


Saturday, Nov. 19

Write for Rights, a poetry slam sponsored by Amnesty International, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. in the ASU Memorial Union’s downstairs stage. To sign up or learn more, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3pTV1NzthMTjOWlrR30hx-1MvRr_iSjSBjet2rCG3HWhpwg/viewform

The latest Urban Gardens Talk & Tour will feature Maya Dailey, owner of Maya’s Farm, a small family enterprise near South Mountain Park. The tour will start at 10:30 a.m. at 6550 S. 32nd St., Phoenix. Learn more at https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/urban-garden-11192016/

Sunday, Nov. 20

Radical Compassion, sponsored by Sunday Assembly Phoenix, will be held at 6 p.m. at DeSoto Central Market, 915 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. The event will focus on fostering empathy for others. To learn more, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/1612446359064916/

A Transgender Day of Remembrance will be held at 6 p.m. at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St. The names of people killed will be read, and there will be several speakers. Find out more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/213087372445145/

Wednesday, Nov. 23

The first annual Turkey Trot for Tots, a fundraiser SPIFI Inc. and 1 Step Away Foundation, will be held starting at 3 p.m. through Nov. 27 at Rock'n R Ranch, 6136 E Baseline Road, Mesa. All toys will go to Arizona foster children. To learn more, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-turkey-trot-for-tots-fundraiser-tickets-28519132493?aff=efbneb

Monday, Nov. 28

NCDJ Award: The Best in Disability Reporting will honor Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Chris Serres during an event at 7 p.m. at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. To find out more, go to https://cronkite.asu.edu/news-and-events/events/speaker-series/ncdj-award-best-disability-reporting

Tuesday, Nov. 29

The Timothy J. Schmaltz Leadership in Advocacy Awards ceremony will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mod, 2828 N. Central Ave., No. 100, Phoenix. This year's finalists are Emily Jenkins, Barbara Lewkowitz, and Jennifer Longdon. To learn more or get tickets, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/timothy-j-schmaltz-leadership-in-advocacy-awards-tickets-28538319883

Wednesday, Nov. 30

The McCain Institute and the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations is presenting “Mexico-U.S. Relations Today and Tomorrow: The Case of Arizona,” 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, 340 N. Third Street, Phoenix. Participating will be Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, the Mexican ambassador to the United States. Lisa Urias, managing partner of CoNecs North America, will moderate. There will be a cocktail reception and dinner. To RSVP or learn more, go to https://www.mccaininstitute.org/events/mexico-u-s-relations-today-tomorrow-case-arizona/

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