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Consciousness Calendar

Nov. 28 To Dec. 11

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Arizona political legend and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor.
The Consciousness Calendar is published weekly and provides selected events for the proceeding two weeks. Send calendar submissions for consideration to:
Featured This Week Is A Conversation With Sandra Day O’Connor, Environmental Events and Members Of The Community Banding Together For Change


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Nov. 28, 2012 — An afternoon with two of the most iconic women in Arizona history, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and renowned author, humanitarian, Holocaust survivor and proud naturalized citizen, Gerda Weissmann Klein is the featured event this week.

Klein is the founder of Citizenship Counts, a 501(c)(3) non-partisan organization that is committed to educating today’s middle and high school students on the tenets of citizenship, inspiring their pride in America and encouraging them to participate in community service.

The event will feature O’Connor and Klein sharing personal stories and speak about the importance of education and giving back to the community. At the conclusion of the program, there will be a question and answer session. Former ASU President, Dr. Lattie Coor will moderate the conversation.

This event will be held Dec. 1 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at ASU, Armstrong Hall, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 1100 S. McAllister Avenue, Tempe. Admission is $50. For more information, visit

Thursday, Nov. 29

The  Jewish Community Association of Greater Phoenix and the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots will host a rally in support of Israel from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Association of Greater Phoenix , 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. For more information, visit

The Archaeological Institute of America and Arizona State University will present "Salt Procurement, Use and Rituals in the American Southwest" a lecture by Todd Bostwick from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Business Administration C Wing (BAC) 316 on the Tempe campus of ASU. For more information, visit

Friday, Nov. 30

A potluck event designed to increase pressure on Salt River Project to halt their work with the American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to bring products from the 20 or so companies that have ceased their participation with ALEC in 2011.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Organizers of National Homeless Persons Memorial Day are encouraging Americans to light a candle in their homes Dec. 1. For more information, visit

A Medical Marijuana Farmers Market will begin at 10 a.m. at VFW Post 720, 4853 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, and is open to licensed MMJ patients and caregivers. Admission is $5 with a donation to St. Mary’s Food Bank and $10 without. For more information, visit

Citizenship Counts, a 501(c)(3) non-partisan organization that is committed to educating today’s middle and high school students on the tenets of citizenship will host a community conversation with Sandra Day O’Connor and Gerda Weissmann Klein that will be moderated by former ASU President Dr. Lattie Coor. This event will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at ASU, Armstrong Hall, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 1100 S. McAllister Avenue, Tempe. Admission is $50. For more information, visit

Those opposed to the Santan Loop 202 freeway will be holding an awareness and benefit event from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Gila River District Four Services Center, Sesame Road and Ho’i Street, Chandler. A $5 donation is encouraged but not required. Organizers are attempting to remain mobilized about the potential freeway although the “no build” vote was recently passed. Education about the lands and the O’odham as well as music will be presented.

Monday, Dec. 3

The Arizona International Growth Group will host an informational event, “Global Arizona. Are We There Yet?” beginning at 7 a.m. at SkySong Global Room, 1475 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. The presentation will be made by Rudy Vetter, Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, visit

ONE Community, an interactive web and events community for LGBT and allied individuals and businesses, will host their fourth anniversary from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ticoz, 5114 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix. For more information, visit or

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Arizona Association for Economic Development will host an annual charity and raffle luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. at Phoenix Country Club , 2901 N. 7th Street, Phoenix. Proceeds will benefit Community Food Connections, which connects local farms and families and increases access to healthy foods. The theme of the luncheon will be  “New Year’s Resolution to Become a Better Communicator” featuring speakers Scott Hanson and Abbie S. Fink. Admission is $40 for members and $50 for late registration and non-members. For more information, visit

Thursday, Dec. 6

GoGreen 2012, an opportunity to learn the latest in sustainable practices for businesses, will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third Street, Phoenix. More than 50 Arizona business leaders will speak. For more information, visit

Laura Musikanski, executive director and co-founder of The Happiness Initiative will speak from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the A.E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, at ASU’s downtown campus. The Happiness Initiative is a social cause 501(c)3, non-partisan, national organization with a vision for the future of social justice, compassion, sustainability, interdependence and inclusivity. For more information, visit

A fundraising event for Gina’s Team Education, and specifically incarcerated women, including juvenile programs at Mingus Mountain, leadership programs in prison, and re-entry assistance when women are released, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Studio Vino, 1825 E. Guadalupe, suite 105, Tempe. For more information, visit

Friday, Dec. 7

A remembrance event of the bombing of Pearl Harbor will begin at noon, Arizona Capitol Museum, 1700 W. Washington Ave. Guest speaker will be Rear Admiral Gregory C. Horn, Marine Forces Reserve. For more information, visit

More than 80 local artists and members of the community will be attempting to create one of the largest murals ever beginning at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 and ending at 5 p.m., Dec. 9 at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. Third Street, Phoenix. This event is part of the Phoenix Festival of the Arts. For more information, visit

Saturday, Dec. 8

A training session for residents of Arizona to learn about public records will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting will host. Cost is $40. For more information, visit

Sunday, Dec. 9

American United for Separation for Church and State will hold their general membership meeting beginning at 2 p.m. at Hometown Buffet, 1312 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. For more information, visit

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