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Protest Trump On Dec. 19

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Consciousness Calendar Dec. 14 to 28:  Also, A Phoenix Children’s Hospital Fundraising Gala, Another Fundraiser For Pets As Well As A Few Film Screenings Highlights This Collection Of Thought-Provoking Events


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Dec. 14, 2016 — Regardless of what will happen when the Electoral College meets in its respective states Dec. 19, there can be no doubt that there will be more than a few people in the streets voicing opposition and support.

The Phoenix Metro will be no different, as there are three events planned — one on Dec. 18 and two on the morning of Dec. 19. All three will be held at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, where the Electors are expected to officially make their votes.

The Dec. 18 event will begin at 6 p.m.

The two events on Dec. 19 are being organized by separate people but will be going on at about the same time. One will start at 8 a.m. and the other at 9 a.m. Again, both are at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. See the appropriate dates below for more details.

Thursday, Dec. 15

Incarcerating US” will be the subject of a film screening and panel discussion starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third St. Panelists include the producer, Vincent Vittorio and Sue Ellen Allen, founder of local nonprofit Reinventing Reentry. Tickets are $5; find out more at

"Share the Love," a charity fundraiser for M.I.L.K. (Make an Investment in Love and Kindness) will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sonatas Restaurant, 10050 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. There will be a raffle featuring numerous prizes. Admission is free. To learn more, go to To find out more about M.I.L.K., check out

Friday, Dec. 16

Christmas from the Heart Showcase, featuring Arizona musicians, will benefit the Music as Therapy organizations. The event will be held starting at 7 p.m. Esperanza Lutheran Church, 2601 E. Thunderhill Place, Phoenix. Tickets are $10; find out more at

Saturday, Dec. 17

The Winter Gift of Giving Gala, benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital, will be held starting at 6 p.m. at Blk Live, 7301 East Butherus Drive, Scottsdale. Tickets to the black tie-optional event are $100. Get more info at

The Sagrado Galleria will be holding a special event for the closing of “La Virgencita” from 5 to 9 p.m. at 6437 S. Central Ave. The event will celebrate La Virgen de Guadalupe and feature 25 local artists. To find out more, check out

Sunday, Dec. 18

Unite For America, Stop Trump | Phoenix Unity Vigil is set for 6 p.m. Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. People are encouraged to wear purple; glow sticks and candles will be provided. A 1$ donation is suggested. More details can be found at

Monday, Dec. 19

An electoral vote protest against President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled starting at 8 a.m. at the state Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. More details can be found at

“Not my president, never my president” is the theme of another anti-Trump rally at 9 a.m. at the Arizona House of Representatives. 1700 W. Washington St. Check out the Facebook page to learn more:

Tuesday, Dec. 20

A #NODAPL Winter Supply Drive is being held this week. Various items, including sleeping bags and firewood, are needed. Drop-off centers are at 1501 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix, and Keystone Body Therapies, 1600 W Chandler Blvd., suite 250, Chandler. More information can also be found at

Jewel's Bakery and Cafe is hosting a Santa Charity Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the bakery, 4041 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. The event will benefit the New Foundation. Donations of various items, including toothbrushes, toothpaste and socks, are encouraged. Tickets range from $12 to $20; find out more at

Monday, Dec. 29

The award-winning jazz documentary, Night Bird Song, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. at The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix Emmy-winning filmmaker Stephanie J. Castillo will attend and take audience questions about the film after the screening. Tickets on sale at or at the door on the night of the event; general admission is $7.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Raise the Woof Comedy Night, sponsored by Arizona Dog Adoptions, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale. All proceeds go to pay for medical care for homeless and injured animals; there will also be a raffle. Find out more or buy tickets at

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