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Consciousness Calendar July 12 To 25: Help Provide Benefits For Refugees, The Homeless And Animals In Need At Various Events In Phoenix This Month


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

July 12, 2018 — Numerous countries are grappling with how to handle refugees fleeing war, extreme poverty and climate change. One major example is the thousands of refugee children in the U.S. from Central America, whose fate in this country seems uncertain.

Numerous charity groups have stepped up to help them and other refugees around the world. One example is the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, a Arizona-based nonprofit.

According to the group, their mission “is to provide and coordinate free legal services and related social services to indigent men, women, and unaccompanied children detained in Arizona for immigration removal proceedings. The project strives to ensure that detained individuals have access to counsel, understand their rights under immigration law, and are treated fairly and humanely by our judicial system.”

On Thursday, July 12, a Florence Project Fundraiser featuring music from The Hydrate Crew will begin at 7 p.m. at The Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave. in Phoenix. Admission is free, but donations are requested. To learn more, check out

The group is also hosting Coffee for a Cause this month at The Coronado, 2201 N. Seventh St., Phoenix. Coronado staff will collect cash donations on the Florence Project’s behalf. On Friday, July 20, 100 percent of all coffee and non-alcoholic drink sales — along with a dinner special in the evening — will benefit the group. For more details, visit this Facebook page:

Saturday, July 14

Battle of Instate Tuition, hosted by Aliento will start at 9 a.m. at 400 E. Lemon St., Tempe. The event will offer advocacy and leadership training, in connection with DACA students. Registration is available at To learn more, visit the Facebook page:

The PHX Film Collective is presenting Dr. Strangelove, the 1964 Stanley Kubrick film, at Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. The event starts at 7:30 p.m.; admission is $8. To learn more, visit

Wednesday, July 18

The 2018 LULAC National Convention will be held through July 20 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The League of Latin American Citizens confab will feature a career and college fair; youth conference; and seminars on topics such as diversity, immigration, Latina empowerment and technology. To learn more about the convention or for registration info, check out

A free film screening of The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 will be held 7 p.m. in Wrigley Hall on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The archive-and music-driven documentary examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the African-American community from 1967 to 1975. To learn more, go to the Facebook page:

Thursday, July 19

Once considered a cheesy sci-fi film, John Carpenter’s They Live is now regarded as a thought-provoking look at media manipulation and the ruling elite. The 1987 release will be examined during a screening at FilmBar Phoenix, 815 N. Second St. This “History of the Future” event, also sponsored by ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination, will start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7; to learn more, visit

Saturday, July 21

The Annual Bowling for Rhinos will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Bowlmor Lanes, 7300 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale. This year's event will be in honor of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino who passed away on March 19. Sponsored by The Phoenix chapter of AAZK, admission for Bowling for Rhinos starts at $15. To learn more, visit

BWA Community Outreach is hosting a Feed the Homeless event from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Zone, W. Madison St., Phoenix. Food and clothing items are needed. To get involved or for further information, visit

BarkHappy Phoenix is hosting Christmas In July at noon at Pitch Pizzeria, 6350 E. Thomas Road in Scottsdale. Along with drink specials, people can take advantage of holiday photos with their dog. Proceeds will benefit Small Dog Rescue. Tickets are $10 to $12. For more details, visit

Tuesday, July 24

There will be a free film screening of Dominion at 7 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theatre, 509 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. The film covers various ways animals are exploited by humans, particularly in the farming, clothing and entertainment industries, and features graphic, violent scenes. A donation is requested. To learn more, go to the Facebook page:

Thursday, July 26

In honor of the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ability, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix. Speakers from the Arizona Attorney General Civil Rights Division, Arizona Center for Disability Law and Maricopa County Recorder's Office will be on hand during the free event. To register, contact David Carey at or 602-443-0723; one may also register or learn more at

Conservative media personality Tomi Lahren will speak as part of the American Money Tour at 10 a.m. at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel Spa & Conference Center, 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd. For more details or to register, check out

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