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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:
Consciousness Calendar Feb. 8 to 22:  Opposition To President Donald Trump Is Increasing — As Is Awareness On Many Social Justice Issues, Including LBGTQ Youth And The Dakota Access Pipeline


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Feb. 8, 2017 — Even some of his more ardent backers have acknowledged that Donald Trump’s first few weeks as president have not exactly been smooth. As his approval ratings stagnate, opposition to Trump and his policies grows-- and so do the number of rallies and conferences in the Phoenix area. There are other events focusing on the state’s issues, too.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

State Rep. Ken Clark will speak during the  Arizona Advocacy Network Happy Hour starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Grand Central Coffee Company, 718 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix. Clark will discuss the bills that he is sponsoring this legislative session that would expand access to the ballot through automatic voter registration, extended hours for early voting, improved internet security systems to guard election results, and open Presidential Preference Elections. To RSVP, go to

Thursday, Feb. 9

The Arizona  Faith Network will present The History of Immigrant Worker Organization in Arizona, starting at 6:30 p.m. at UFCW Building, 2401 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.  AFN and Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy will lead a panel and discussion. The event is free; to register or learn more, go to

Americans for Prosperity are sponsoring a Supporters of School Choice meeting starting at 9 a.m. at the state Education Committee office, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. The meeting will focus on SB 1431 and ESA expansion. Admission is free. Visit for more information.

Get your books ready: The Phoenix Silent Reading Party will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown, 15 East Monroe St. Along with lots of reading, there will be music,  featuring jazz keyboardist Ben Scolaro. Drinks and appetizers will also be available. Proceeds will benefit UMOM, the largest homeless family shelter in Phoenix. To learn more about this free event or register, go to

Friday, Feb. 10

There will be a Bikes Fight Poverty / City Lights Movie Night starting at 6 p.m. at CityScape Phoenix, 1 E. Washington St. The film will be Home, the 2015 animated film.  The event is part of Phoenix Urban Design Week.  For more info, call 602-772-3900 or check out

Saturday, Feb. 11

A #ProtestPP  Counter Rally -- in support of Planned Parenthood -- will be held starting at 7 a.m. at 1250 E Apache Blvd., Tempe. Check out the Facebook page for more info:

Feb. 12

A second rally in support of Planned Parenthood is set for 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Planned Parenthood office, 5771 W. Eugie Ave., in Glendale. Find out more at

A Rally In Solidarity With The Muslim Community -- in response to Donald Trump’s policies on Muslims -- is planned starting at 1 p.m. at the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, 7516 N. Black Canyon Highway. To get invovled or learn more, call 602-249-0496, email or go to

Sunday, Feb. 12

Combatting Fascism in the Age of Trump, a public workshop,  will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at 51 W. Southern Ave., Tempe. To get involved, check out

Tuesday, Feb. 14

GreenBiz University, sponsored by ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tempe ASU Memorial Union, 301 Orange Mall, Tempe. This event invites main stage speakers from GreenBiz 17 to visit ASU’s Tempe campus to present their ideas and innovations to the university community and audience.  Admission is free. To register or learn more, go to

Thursday, Feb. 16

The third Annual March to Oak Flat, lasting through Feb. 19 at the Oak Flat campground in Superior. Events will include a blessing at Old San Carlos, a run, the march itself, a music fest and live art show and holy ground blessing. To find out more, go to

Friday, Feb. 17

Speaking the Unspeakable Conference -- which focuses on racism -- will be held at 5 p.m. at the ASU Memorial,  1290 S. Normal Ave. in Tempe. Keynote presentations will feature George Yancy (Emory University) and Laura Gómez (UCLA). The conference is free to the public, but registration is required. Find out more at

Anti-Fascist March and #General Strike will be held starting at 3 p.m. at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St. in Senate Building Room 1.  Topics will include immigration, Islamophobia, police brutality and the Dakota Access Pipeline. To get involved, go to

Saturday, Feb. 18

March Against The Madness -- in opposition to Donald Trump -- is set for noon at the state capitol in Phoenix. Learn more at

A Lower Salt River Cleanup from Phon D Sutton to Granite Reef will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Phon D Sutton Recreation Area at Fort McDowell. Volunteers will pick up trash on both land and in the water. Clubs and groups are welcome to attend. To register or learn more details, go to

Sunday, Feb. 19

FRESH Brunch 2017 will be held starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave. in Phoenix. The event benefits one-n-ten, which focuses on LBGTQ youth. Get more details at and buy tickets at

Monday, Feb. 20

Not My President Day events held starting at noon across the nation, including Arizona. More information can be found on these Facebook pages:

Wednesday, Feb. 22

A private screening of The Lego Batman Movie will be held during a  PCH Teen Board event starting at 5 p.m. at the Harkins Theatres Tempe Marketplace 16, 2000 East Rio Salado Pkwy. One-hundred percent of all ticket sales will benefit the Hope Lives Here campaign to build a new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Tickets are $20; learn more at

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