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Consciousness Calendar Jan. 25 to Feb. 8: Political Activism Maintains Its Important Focus In The Phoenix Metro, As Does Cancer Awareness, Vegetarian Meals, The Orlando Massacre And Much More


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Jan. 26, 2017 — There have been millions protesting across the globe since Donald Trump began his candidacy, and now that he is actually the president, they show little sign of slowing down.

Over the next two weeks, there will be more than a handful of events with fighting the agenda of Donald Trump as the focus. We have collected several here, including events on Jan. 26, 28, and 31.

But Trump is not the center of the universe yet — although his ego might think that is so — and life must go on. So, if you like to support needle exchange. Check out The Trunk Space Jan. 26. Or, if you want to support the fight against Breast Cancer Feb. 4.

Details on these any many more events can be found below.

Thursday, Jan. 26

After a lackluster inauguration and a rocky start for a new president, and considerable public opposition, comes more activism: In response to Donald Trump’s controversial election win last year, Rockin Our Rights will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Proceeds will benefit the Abortion Fund of Arizona. Along with entertainment, the event will come with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. To learn more, go to or

DJ Scholarship: House Music and Dance Floor Liberation Politics” will be held at 7 p.m. at Monarch Theatre, 122 E. Washington St., Phoenix. DJ Lynnée Denise will address the legitimacy of black music scholarship to frame her approach to renegade musicology and screen her latest installation project titled "Circle Formation," a reflective experimental video installation. To learn more or buy tickets, go to

Friday, Jan. 27

“A Shot in the Dark Benefit Show,” being held in support of the local needle-exchange program, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Trunk Space, 1124 N. Third St., Phoenix. Performing will be Genre, Sunn Trio, Harrison Hufman, Andy Warpigs and more. Tickets are $5; get more info at

“History vs Struggle,” a play that looks at our nation’s past, present and future, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at MCC Performing Arts, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. Tickets can be purchased at Learn more at

Saturday, Jan. 28

The Arizona Democratic Party will hold its state committee meeting and reorganization starting at 8 a.m. at Camelback High School, 4525 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. To get involved, check out this Facebook page:

The Third Annual Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival will take place starting at 10 a.m. at the Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater, 7380 E. Second St. Along with lots of veggie-based food and exhibitors at the two-day event, there will be speakers. Tickets range from $30 to $75; get more info at

Phoenix ABC and the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club are hosting a Support Community Defense Prisoners event starting at 3 p.m. at Smooth Brew, 1447 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix. Participants can write letters on behalf of political prisoners. To learn more, check out

Sunday, Jan. 29

Six months after the Pulse Nightclub massacre, “After Orlando” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Road. Described as an “international theater action” created by award-winning playwright Caridad Svich, the event will feature the voices of 70 playwrights and 30 local artists. More details can be found on this Facebook page:

Tuesday, Jan. 31

“Impact Arizona: Post-Inauguration Dialogues” will be held starting at 6 p.m. at the A.E. England Building at Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. According to organizers, the event will allow for the Arizona State University community and the public to talk about topics and issues impacting citizens every day. Admission is free; to learn more go to

“Press, Politics and the Public: President Trump and the First Amendment,” will be held at 7 p.m. Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Associate Professor Dawn Gilpin will moderate a discussion with Associate Professor and First Amendment expert Joseph Russomanno and David Bodney, past-president of the Cronkite Endowment Board of Trustees and a leading media attorney, on a wide array of First Amendment issues that have been raised by the new president. Check out for other details.

Thursday, Feb. 2

100+ Women Who Care will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Scottsdale Hilton Resort & Villas, 6333 N. Scottsdale Road. A cash bar and dinner will be available. The group’s goal is to support the work local non-profits do in funds, exposure and awareness in a minimal amount of time. To learn more, go to

Trans Queer Pueblo is sponsoring a Know Your Rights (Train The Trainers) event from noon to 3 p.m. at its office, 1726 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix. The American Civil Liberties Union will be on hand; admission is free. More details are available at

Feb. 2 to 25

Sustainability Solutions Festival 2017 will kick off at noon on the ASU Tempe campus. Events include community forums, a farmers market, film screenings and conferences. Find out more by going to

Saturday, Feb. 4

His death -- at the hands of a Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer -- shocked millions in 2015. A Worldwide Rally for Cecil the Lion will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Tempe Town Lake. The event will focus on opposition to trophy hunting. To get involved, go to

The Breast Cancer Resource Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1100 N. 44th St. This free event, described as the only one of its kind in the southwestern United States, will feature educational session, vendors and local resources for those affected by the disease. To find out more or register, go to

Sunday, Feb. 5

Arizona Consortium for the Arts Charity Shopping Extravaganza, benefiting the Arizona Consortium, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Scout & Molly’s Boutique, 100 E. Camelback Road, Suite 120, Phoenix. Shoppers will receive 10 percent of their purchases. For more information, go to

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