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Consciousness Calendar Feb. 22 To March 7: Along With Outreach To Veterans, There Will Be Forums In Support Of Dreamers This Month


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Feb. 22, 2018 — San Tan Crown Rotary Club, of Chandler, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to volunteer activity, and donates proceeds to veterans now in the civilian world who may be dealing with homelessness, or in need of mental, physical or spiritual assistance.

The Hooked on Healing Veterans Motorcycle Ride is one example. This event, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 24, is a 67-mile ride.

The first 100 participants will receive a ride patch. There will be stops at Veterans of Foreign War 9400 Social Hall for lunch and a short visit at Legion Post 44.

The ride then concludes once again at the American Legion Garden Post No. 35 at Carriage and Chandler Boulevard, two blocks east of the Loop 101. There will be free donuts and coffee, a raffle featuring $6,000 worth of prizes, a poker run and door prizes.

Riders will first meet at the Chandler Harley Davidson, 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. Tickets range from $10 (for a passenger) to $25 (for the rider). For more information, call (480) 339-0247 or visit

Thursday, Feb. 22

“Post-Human Politics: Inheriting from 1968” is the theme of The Second Annual Post-Human Network Graduate Student Conference being held on the ASU Tempe campus, Wrigley Hall room L1-04. 1968 is considered a high point of political protest and activism -- not only in the United States, but Mexico, France and even China. Kavita Philip, a history professor at University of California, Irvine, will speak. To learn more, visit

Friday, Feb. 23

Tempe Empty Bowls will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (at 6th Street Park) and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd. Thousands of Tempe-area elementary and high school area students, along with local artists, are creating clay bowls and other pottery to help raise money for the hungry. Proceeds benefit feeding programs at Tempe Community Action Agency and United Food Bank. For more info, visit these Facebook pages: and

Saturday, Feb. 24

A workshop on immigration and related topics, “Undocumented In Arizona,” will be held starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Westward Ho-Concho Room, 618 North Central Ave., Phoenix. This free event will include lunch, but registration is required. For more details, go to

The 2018 PHX Vegan Food Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Highlights will include food trucks and restaurants, vegan-friendly food and products, beverages, demonstrations and presentations by chefs and experts, plus kids’ activity and VIP areas. Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door; children under 12 are free. Learn more at

Lights Camera Discover is presenting “We Did That,” a Black History Month celebration, at 1 p.m. at its office, 3146 East Wier Ave., Phoenix. LCD is a nonprofit organization devoted to developing positive skill sets for youth. For admission or other info, check out

Sunday, Feb. 25

In the aftermath of the Feb. 14 Parkland shooting, gun reform has become front and center. In response, Babe Council is sponsoring “Guns and Roses” at 11 a.m. at Chase Tower, 201 N. 1st St., Phoenix. This event will feature advice and practical strategies for surviving an attack from an active shooter. There will also be advocates from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to teach people about gun safety and how to support legislation in Arizona. Admission is $10; to learn more, visit

Monday, Feb. 26

An immensely unpopular and divisive president, an ineffective Congress and general dissatisfaction with how things are going in the United States today (even with a strong economy): Those are just a few reasons why there seems to be so much anger. “Global Citizenship in an Age of Anger” is a forum to address this pressing question. starting at 4:35 p.m. at Marston Exploration Theater, 781 S. Terrace Road, Tempe. Pankaj Mishra a novelist and reporter, will speak. The Center for Religion and Conflict is sponsoring this event, which is free. For further info, check out

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Jews for DREAMers will hold a rally at 6 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Memorial Plaza, 201 W. Washington St., Phoenix. To learn more about this event or getting involved, go to

Wednesday, Feb. 28

As indictments grow in the Russiagate investigation, concerns remain that Donald Trump could fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Should that happen, a rapid response protest is set for 5 p.m. at the Phoenix Capitol, 1700 W Washington St. For more info, check out

Friday, March 2

Regarded as a leading financial scholar and social commentator, Boyce Watkins will speak today and March 3 at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 415 E. Grant St. in Phoenix. Tickets are still available for some events. For admission fees or further info, visit

Saturday, March 3

Heaven Pints at Helton, a fundraiser for ONe TRUe LOVe, will be held at starting at 5 p.m. at Helton Brewing Company, 2144 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. People who bring a bag of hygiene items will receive 50 percent off their tab. Food from Left Coast Burrito will be available. To learn more, visit the Facebook page:

29 Years for 13 Seconds a one-act play focusing on an injustice, will be staged at The Farm at South Mountain, 6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix. Because it features strong language, the play is recommended for those 14 and older. Admission is $10; to learn more about the play or showtimes, visit

Sunday, March 4

Teal Trek Walk to Stomp Out Ovarian Cancer will be held starting at 8:30 a.m. at Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. Funds will support Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona. Along with the walk, there will be a “bounce house,” speakers, music, a men’s stiletto race and a memorial balloon race. Admission fees vary; to learn more about the event or to register, check out

Thursday, March 7

Project Humanities will screen Dolores at Benedictine University, 225 E. Main St., Mesa. The film focuses on vaunted activist Dolores Huerta, who first came to prominence in the 1950s when she and Cesar Chavez started the farm workers’ union. The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Visit for more information.

Saturday, March 10

Sponsored by the Entrepreneur Empowerment Foundation, Urban Soup will be held starting at 4 p.m. at 602 E. Siesta Drive, Phoenix. There will be 15-minute presentations on initiatives, ranging from art to social justice. Check out for more details.

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