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Consciousness Calendar June 27 To July 11: From Voter Participation To Helping Soldiers, There Are Plenty Of Ways To Help Your Community


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

June 27, 2018 — For those not paying attention, there’s a general election Nov. 6.

As opposition to Donald Trump’s policies -- separating refugee families at the U.S. border being the latest example -- grows, there’s strong emphasis on voting this year as a way to push back. Numerous events are planned to encourage voter turnout and engagement in Arizona, and One Voice, One Vote, One Arizona Campaign Launch is one example.

The event happening at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the state Capitol, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, will focus on registering 200,000 new voters.

One Arizona was formed in 2010 as a direct response “to the growing disenfranchisement of voters and to the attack on our Latino community in the form of SB1070,” according to its organization.

(SB 1070 was the controversial bill the state Legislature passed in 2010 that made it a crime for immigrants to not carry required documentation.)

To learn more about this event, visit the Facebook page:

Wednesday, June 27

The Get to Give: AZ Helping Hands event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 7850 East Gelding Drive, No. 500, Scottsdale. This school supply drive will benefit foster children all over Arizona. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. A list of what’s needed can be found here:

Thursday, June 28

A volunteer fair to save homeless animals will be held starting at 4 p.m. in the Saguaro Room in the Mesa Public Library, 64 East 1st St. All ages, backgrounds and skill levels are welcome. For more information on this free event, check out

Saturday, June 30

Warrant Day Arizona -- which focuses on making sure the state Department of Child Services cannot remove children from their homes without a warrant -- will take place at the state Capitol, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix. Food will be served; to learn more, check out the Facebook page:

The Road To Resilience will be held at Herberger Theater Center, 222 East Monroe St., Phoenix. The show features Free Arts’ Theater Camp, which brings together teens from foster care group homes, homeless shelters and treatment centers. Shows will be held at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Content is suitable for those 10 and up. To learn more, go to

Sunday, July 1

The 4th Of July Virtual 5K will be held through July 31. Participants will complete a race on their own and submit their time; they will then receive a medal. Some of the proceeds will benefit Homes for Our Troops. Registration fees range from $18 to $28. To learn more, visit

Wednesday, July 4

501c Realty Team's 4th of July Fireworks FUNraiser will be held starting at 4 p.m. at Dave & Buster's, 9460 W Hanna Drive, Glendale. Admission starts at $20, and will include food, beverages, door prizes and cash prizes. Games will be 50 percent off. To learn more, check out

Friday, July 6

The exhibition Solidarity will be held starting at 6 p.m. in a space at 425 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix. Works from Native American, Latino and Chicano artists will be displayed. To learn more, visit the Facebook page:

Sunday, July 8

A Rio Salado habitat restoration event will be held starting at 8 a.m. and focus on removing invasive species and trash from the riverbed where the Salt River flows through South Phoenix. For information on where to meet and what to bring, go to

Tuesday, July 10

Living United for Change in Arizona is holding a Mass Liberation Campaign Meeting at 7 p.m. at 5716 N. 19th Ave. in Phoenix. The meeting will focus on reducing the jail and prison population in Arizona, and shifting resources and power from our criminal justice system back to our communities.  To learn more, visit the Facebook page:

PHX Film Collective is presenting the classic Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove at 7:30 p.m. at the Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix.  For more info, check out the Facebook page:

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