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Consciousness Calendar Oct. 18 To Nov. 1: Latino Aids Awareness Day, Along With Numerous Benefit Dinners, Are Happening In Phoenix And Elsewhere


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Oct. 19, 2017 — From opposition to President Donald J. Trump to anger over police-involved shootings, there is a new wave of activism spreading across the United States. That includes the Jan. 21 Women’s March and numerous Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

Growing human rights concerns, be they about environmental damage or growing economic inequality, have also lead to numerous forums and the formation of social justice groups.
But there is also hurricane relief which has been a big drain on the federal budget, according to the president.

So, as always, Americans can do great things on their own, including raising money while having a great time. Such is A Masquerade Ball For Hurricane Relief on Oct. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 12 W. Main St., Mesa. All proceeds will be donated to the United Way Relief Fund. There will be dinner, dancing, desserts and a silent auction. Tickets start at $20. Kailei Pew is the organizer; to learn more, go to

Then again, go back to simpler times when architects could reshape the way we think about our urban environment. And, you can partake in such fantasies on Oct. 26 by attending “Frank Lloyd Wright for the Future” at 6:30 p.m. at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Wright Apprentice Vern Swaback will speak on the legendary architect’s enduring legacy. A Q-and-A session will follow the lecture. Admission is $15 or $20; to learn more, visit

Or, you could go to the masquerade ball dressed as Wright after the QA. Might be fun, eh?

Now to Jan. 28

Paolo Soleri: The City Is Nature launched Oct. 14 at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second St. The retrospective, running through Jan. 28, focuses on drawings, sculptures and models that Soleri produced from 1947 until the mid-1970s. Soleri’s“arcology” — or the fusion of architecture and ecology — proved prescient in its ties to current issues about sustainable cities, suburban sprawl, climate change, renewable energy and water shortages. Large scroll drawings, some over 30 feet long, will be presented for the first time since their conservation in 2005.The exhibition will also survey the artist’s earliest ceramic and bronze artisan crafts, as well as fabric designs and silkscreens. Admission is $10; for further details, call 480-874-4666 or visit

Thursday, Oct. 19

The 15th Annual National Latino Aids Awareness Day will be held at 5 p.m. at the Lost Barrio, 200 S. Park, Tucson. For more information, go to the Facebook page:

“Human Rights: Organizing in Today’s Social Climate,” a panel discussion, is set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Student Pavilion Senita C on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The panel features Tamika Mallory, the Women's March on Washington co-chair; New York’s Mysonne and student minister Charles Muhammad. They’ll cover topics on some of the most pressing modern human rights issues and conclude with a question-and-answer session. Admission is free; the The Lambda Xi chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is presenting the event. To learn more, visit

Friday, Oct. 20

Phi Beta Sigma’s “Lift Every Voice” Scholarship Dinner will be held at 7 p.m. in the Old Carson Ballroom on the ASU campus in Tempe. At the event, the men of Phi Beta Sigma will be collecting new toys for children to support the chapter's Adopt-A-classroom program for the holidays. Tickets range from $25 to $45; for more details, visit

Light For Hope, a fundraising event, will showcase and feature a silent auction of lighting fixtures designed, crafted, and gifted by students. It will be held at from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Need Plaza ASU Tempe Campus, L. S. Neeb Hall, 920 S. Forest Mall. Admission is free; for more information, go to

Teed Off at Domestic Violence, a golf event coinciding with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Topgolf in Scottsdale. Tickets start at $50; the $150 tickets includes two hours of play, a buffet, cash bar, refreshments, silent auction and prizes. To learn more, go to

Saturday, Oct. 21

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is hosting Phoenix Walk Like MADD, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. To learn more about the 5K walk, go to

The 2017 Rainbows Festival, which celebrates the LGBTQ community, will be held today and Oct. 22 at Heritage Square Historic District in Phoenix. This free event will feature sponsors, 150 exhibitors and entertainment. For more details, visit

A book discussion on The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness will be held at 10 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. ASU’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy is sponsoring the event. For more details, visit

Old Miners Day will take place in Chloride, a former silver mining camp located 23 miles north of Kingman. Along with a parade, there will be entertainment, vendors and numerous history-related opportunities. For more details, call (740) 603-4496 or check out

The charming town of Bisbee is known for many things, including the 27th Annual Bisbee 1000 -The Great Stair Climb. Breakfast will be served, and there will be an awards ceremony, prize giveways and costume awards. The event gets underway at 7 a.m. Admission rates vary; to learn more details, visit

Tyson Henry, a 16-year-old Young Marine sergeant major and a junior at Mountain View High School in Mesa, is hosting a community awareness event about the opioid crisis. He selected this event for his Distinguished Order of Merit Award community service project. The event will be held at the Tempe Elks Lodge, 2320 S. Hardy Drive, Tempe. Doors open at 8 a.m., with a free lunch will be served at the presentation at noon. For more information, contact Dawn Henry at or call 480-430-0821.

Sunday, Oct. 22

AIDS Walk Arizona, benefiting Aunt Rita’s Foundation, will be held starting at 7 a.m. at the Phoenix City Hall, 3rd Avenue and Washington Street. A Rainbows Festival will be held after the walk concludes. For ticket info or other details, go to

Monday, Oct. 23

The Strive Virtual 5KM, according to its organizers, is simple: “Just go out and run 5K (3.1 miles) on your own time, during any regular training run and send us a picture of you completing your challenge.” Strive is a non-profit organization dedicated to character-driven leadership development. For more details, go to

Tuesday, Oct. 24

The Empty Bowls Event will be held starting at 10 a.m. at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. All donations will go to AZCEND to support efforts in feeding those in the local community. Participating eateries are Dilly's Deli, Liberty Market, Even Stevens, Panera Bread and Buca di Beppo.

Thursday, Oct. 26

A Masquerade Ball For Hurricane Relief will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at 12 W. Main St., Mesa. All proceeds will be donated to the United Way Relief Fund. There will be dinner, dancing, desserts and a silent auction. Tickets start at $20. Kailei Pew is the organizer; to learn more, go to

“Restoring Carbon Balance: Eliminate Carbon or Build a Carbon Economy?” is a sustainability-related presentation starting at 5:30 p.m in Room 240 at ISTB4 on the ASU campus in Tempe. Ellen B. Stechel, director of ASU Lightworks, will speak. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required; visit for more information.

“Frank Lloyd Wright for the Future” will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Wright Apprentice Vern Swaback will speak on the legendary architect’s enduring legacy. A Q-and-A session will follow the lecture. Admission is $15 or $20; to learn more, visit

Saturday, Oct. 28

Journey to Hope Annual Banquet, sponsored by Parents of Addicted Loved Ones, will be held at 6 p.m. at North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Dinner will include special guests, including Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone. Tickets start at $50; for more information, go to

Sunday, Oct. 29

The annual Howl-O-Ween Pawty benefiting Arizona Small Dogs Rescue will be held at 6 p.m. at Casablanca Rooftop Lounge, 7134 E Stetson Drive, Scottsdale. BarkHappy Phoenix is sponsoring the fest; tickets start at $10 and include a parade, games and numerous free goodies. For more details, go to

March For Science Southern Arizona is hosting a re-launch party at 1 p.m. at Borderlands Brewery Co., 119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson. There will be speakers, a trivia game and science demonstrations.

Monday, Oct. 30

Est Est Inc. is holding a tailgating fundraiser at 5 p.m. at its showroom, 17770 Pacesetter Way, Scottsdale. The free event includes viewing an NFL game, prize raffles, and complimentary food, drinks and desserts. Proceeds will benefit Teach One to Lead One, a community based mentoring program for at-risk kids. To register or learn more, visit

Noted print and TV journalist Peter Bergen will speak on the future of terrorism at 5 p.m. at Lattie F. Coor Hall on the ASU campus in Tempe. The Center for Political Thought and Leadership is sponsoring the event. To learn more, go to

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Capital Tour 2017, sponsored by Operation Enduring Warrior, will be held from 5 p.m. to 11:55 p.m. in Phoenix. This event involves participants carrying a rucksack 20 miles to the Arizona statehouse. Tickets are $30; to get involved, visit

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