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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 April 19 to May 3: Approaching Social Justice With Poetry, Meaningful Ways To Oppose The Trump Administration And Chances To Meet State Representatives


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

April 20, 2017 — Springtime is usually the season for people to relax, start gardening, plan vacations and get outside. But with national events keeping people on edge -- or at the very least, aware -- there are numerous opportunities to get involved in numerous social issues.

Thursday, April 20

The Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Glendale Community College/Maricopa Community College will host the free event, which will be conducted in English, Spanish and ASL to address the diverse needs of the community. Learn more at

Ethics@Twighlight: Moral Courage, Standing for Your Beliefs is a collaboration between the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery and the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. Lecturers elaborate on ethical dimensions in their areas of expertise, followed by a moderated question-and-answer period with the audience. The free forum will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Beus Center for Law & Society at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 111 E. Taylor St., Phoenix. For more information or to register, go to

A Citizens Town Hall will be held starting at 7 p.m. at IBEW Local 640, 5808 N. Seventh St., Phoenix. State Rep. Ken Clark (LD 24), and state Sens. Steve Farley (LD 9) and Juan Mendez (LD 26) will speak. For more info, check out the Facebook page:

Friday, April 21

Come Together and Fight Back -- a rally featuring U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez, head of the Democratic National Committee -- will be held at 7 p.m. at Mesa Amphitheater, 263 N. Center St. The event is free, but an RSVP is encouraged. Get more details at

Saturday, April 22

The March For Science will be held starting at 10 a.m. at 125 W. Washington St. in Phoenix. Food trucks, toilet facilities, water and fun activities will be provided for marchers. To learn more or get involved, go to

32 and U Roundup Help A Horse Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary, 27115 N. 45th St., Cave Creek. The free event is a national movement celebrating horses, and raising awareness for equine abuse and neglect. Food and refreshments will be available. To learn more or register, check out

Sunday, April 23

Help Feed Our Homeless will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Central Arizona Shelter Services, 230 S. 12th St., Phoenix. Hamburgers, hotdogs, buns, chips, drinks, new or slightly used clothing and hygiene items, are needed. Volunteers are also welcomed. To get involved, call 602-472-2123 or (602) 831-5015, or go to

A Feed the Homeless event will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix. Volunteers should bring bottled waters, chips in small bags, cookies in resealable bags, or pre-packaged cookies and fruit . Get more details at

Hearing for Humanity, a fundraiser by ASU Hearing for Humanity, will be held at Postino Annex, 615 S. College Ave., Tempe. All the proceedings will be used to provide direct hearing health care services to the people of Malawi. There will be appetizers, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages for those 21 and over. Seating is limited to 60, so an RSVP is encouraged. Admission starts at $25. To learn more, go to

Monday, April 24

Social Justice and Civil Engagement is a forum for those interested in taking part in the political process and will be held at Brooks Academy, 3146 E Wier Ave., Phoenix starting at 6 p.m. White Hat Democrats founder will inform participants about the Democratic Party structure and how to make positive impact through it. To get involved or learn more, check out

Tuesday, April 25

Dialogues in Democracy: Intersection of Reproductive & Birth Justice will be held at 6 p.m. at the Burton Barr Central Library, Fourth Floor Lecture Room, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Marinah Farrell, president of the Midwives Alliance of North America and Jovanna Anzaldua, board member for the Arizona Family Health Partnership, will discuss the intersection of reproductive justice and birth justice in Arizona. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free; go to for more information.

Friday, April 28

Fierce Night Out, a LGBTQ mixer and One N Ten donation drive, will be held starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Clarendon Hotel, 401 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix. There will. be live music and specialty cocktails. To learn more, check out

Saturday, April 29

In response to the Trump administration’s policies, a People’s Climate March will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. To get involved or learn more, go to or check out

Arab American Festival will take place through April 30 at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. There will be live entertainment, a kids zone, food, vendors, bazaar and more. For more details, go to

Saturday, April 30

Yoga Benefiting Doctors Without Borders will be held starting at 7:15 p.m. at The McKinley Club, 800 N. 1st Ave., Phoenix. Along with yoga -- led by Dre Dygert, set to beats from DJ YKNOT -- the $15 ticket buys a cold-pressed juice. There will also be coffee, beer and wine for an additional $5. To purchase a ticket or learn more, check out

Tuesday, May 2

100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun will hold its Q2 meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Foothills Golf Club, 2201 E. Clubhouse Drive, Phoenix. Along with official business, there will be a social hour and cash bar. To learn more or attend this free event, go to

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