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Feb. 21 to March 7

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The Keystone Pipeline XL. Image by Ray Bodden and used under a Creative Commons license.
The Consciousness Calendar is published weekly and provides selected events for the proceeding two weeks. Send calendar submissions for consideration to: generalcontact@moderntimesmagazine.com.
Featured Is A Panel Discussion On The Keystone XL Pipeline, Tea Party Events, And A Free Screening Of A Documentary On An Environmental Activist

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Feb. 21, 2013 — The ASU Global Institute of Sustainability will host, “Keystone XL Pipeline: A Line In The Sand” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in Wrigley Hall, room 101 on the Tempe campus.

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a large-scale project proposed to transport oil from Canada's tar sands to the Texas coast along the Gulf of Mexico. Supporters claim the project will boost energy security, while opponents argue the potential danger to water supplies and other ecological factors make the risk not worth the potential benefits.

The panel discussion will feature Wally Broecker, “the grandfather of climate science"; Peter Byck, director of Carbon Nation; John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil; and ASU geographer Mike Pasqualetti.

For more information and to RSVP, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/

Thursday, Feb. 21

Jeffrey M. Smith, author of Seeds of Deception, creator of the new documentary, Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives, and an anti-GMO food advocate, will speak at the Shadow Rock Mountain Campus, 12861 N. 8th Ave., Phoenix, at 6:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by ASU’s Global Institute on Sustainability, and co-sponsored by GMO Free Arizona, The Urban Farm, Changing Hands Bookstore, and The Institute for Responsible Technology. This event is hosted in partnership with The FUSION Foundation and Shadow Rock United Church of Christ. To RSVP, email to sustainabilityevents@asu.edu. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/149485525206326/ or http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/jeffrey-smith

U.S. Rep. David Schweikert will speak to students beginning at 2 p.m. at Glendale Community College, in the GCC Student Union room 104. The event is hosted by the student club GCC Young Americans for Liberty, and will primarily focus on economic issues. For more information, visit http://www.GlendaleYAL.com, or email Gage Skidmore at gtskidmore@hotmail.com

Living United For Change In Arizona, or LUCHA, will host an organizing meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LUCHA office, 3120 N. 19th Ave., suite 190, Phoenix. The group seeks an end to discrimination and immigrant reform. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/429507810467918/ or http://www.luchaaz.org/

Friday, Feb. 22

The 12th Local to Global Teach In will be held from Feb. 22 to 24 at Arizona State University, Tempe. The theme is “Justice for Women/Justice for All,” and will include panels and plenary sessions as well as hands-on exhibits of permaculture gardening and other skill shares, engaging activities and workshops for children and youth, and tabling from over 40 campus and community groups. For more information, visit http://www.localtoglobal.org/2013.html

The Arizona State University Global Institute of Sustainability will hold a workshop, “Solar Energy: Social and Ethical Consequences,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Farmer Building, room 250, Tempe. For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/

The ASU Global Institute of Sustainability will host, “Keystone XL Pipeline: A Line In The Sand” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Wrigley Hall, room 101 on the Tempe campus. The panel discussion features Wally Broecker, “the grandfather of climate science"; Peter Byck, director of Carbon Nation; John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil; and ASU geographer Mike Pasqualetti. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/

Saturday, Feb. 23

Promise Arizona in collaboration with Maryvale High School will present a deferred action clinic will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Maryvale High School 3415 N. 59th Ave., Phoenix. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/409140672494167/

The tea party and others are holding another Second Amendment rally at 11:45 a.m. at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix. This rally has been termed the .223 rally because the date coincides with the familiar ammunition and gun type. For more information, visit http://phoenixteaparty.ning.com/events/day-of-resistance-223-2nd-amendment-rally

A protest decrying Bradley Manning’s 1,000 day in prison will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Mill Ave., and University Drive. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/530060690358820/

The American Academy for Constitutional Education and the local tea party will hold a town hall from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. The free event will attempt to explain the Constitution and why the document is moldable and adaptable to any time or circumstance. For more information, visit http://www.aafce.com/

The 31 annual Reid Park Peace Fair and Music Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events will be centered around the bandshell near 22nd Street and Country Club Road, featuring the music of Earth Spirit, Juan de Bisbee, Baba Marimba, Tucson’s Raging Grannies, Chet Gardiner, and other Tucson-area talent. Admission is free. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/TucsonPeaceCenter, e-mail to mdecamp@q.com, visit www.peacecalendar.org, or call 520-250-9832.

Monday, Feb. 25

The East Valley Transition will host their sixth semi-annual seed swap from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the Chandler Sunset Library’s Monsoon Room, 4930 W. Ray Road, Chandler. Seeds will be available to all, even those who do not bring any, according to organizers. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/471130792950557/

Gail Collins of the New York Times will present "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present" at 7 p.m. in the School of Social Transformation, Armstrong Hall Room 105, Tempe. For more information visit http://eventful.com/tempe/events/john-p-frank-lecture-gail-collins-ny-times-columnist-/E0-001-048198391-2

ASU’s Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict will host Gregg Zachary as he presents “The Transhumanist Imagination/Vannevar Bush, the Endless Frontier, and Human Enhancement,” from noon to 1:15 p.m. at West Hall, room 135, Tempe. For more information, visit http://csrc.asu.edu/programs/conversations-center/transhumanist-imaginationvannevar-bush-endless-frontier-and-human-enha

Tuesday, Feb. 26

The 2013 International UFO Congress & Film Festival will begin at 10 a.m. at Radisson Fort McDowell Resort, North McDowell Mountain Park Drive, Scottsdale and continue through Sunday, March 3. Half day passes to full event passes are available, ranging from $25 to $229. For more information, visit http://ufocongress.com/ufo-conference/schedule/

ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability will present, “Confronting Our Carbon Emergency,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Wrigley Hall room 481 on the Tempe campus, presented by Wally Broecker, considered the “grandfather of climate science.” For more information and to register, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Nils Ferrand, senior researcher of the French National Institute for Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture will present, “Let Them Plan and Play: Autonomous African Resource Management,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Wrigley Hall, room 481, Arizona State University, Tempe. For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/sustainability-series.

Thursday, Feb. 28

The Arizona Clean Elections Commission will hold a meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the CCEC Conference Room, 1616 W. Adams, suite 110, Phoenix. For more information, visit http://azcleanelections.gov/calendar/commission-meetings/upcoming.aspx

ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability will present the film, Bidder 70, a documentary chronicling Tim DeChristopher and his ecological battle against big oil and the U.S. government at 6:30 p.m. in the Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/

Friday, March 1

WESTMARC is hosting Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University, for a discussion about the education and economic future of the West Valley of the Phoenix metro at 7:30 a.m., Randall McDaniel Sports Complex, American Sports Center, 755 N. 114th Ave., Avondale. RSVP to events@westmarc.org or call 623-435-0431.

Take Back the Night, an event designed to mitigate sexual and domestic violence will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/481403005253709/

Saturday, March 2

Arizona List: A Committee for Pro-Choice Democratic Women in Arizona Supporting Progressive Women With Progressive Agendas will hold its annual events in Tucson and Phoenix, featuring Sandra Fluke. Tickets are $60 to $100. For more information, visit http://www.arizonalist.org/

Sunday, March 3

TASER International’s Technical Summit 2013, “Building Public Trust with Digital Evidence: Why Later is Now” will be held from March 3 to 5 at the Westin Kierland Resort, 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale. The featured speaker will be Chris Burbank, Chief of Police at the Salt Lake City Police Department. To register, visit http://eventful.com/scottsdale/events/building-public-trust-digital-evidence-why-later-/E0-001-051425055-4

Wednesday, March 6

ASU’s Barrett Honors College is presenting a lecture by movie theater owner Dan Harkins at his Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave., Tempe beginning at 4:30 p.m. For more information and to register, visit http://barretthonors.asu.edu/news-events/calendar/

The Rock ‘n Roe benefit concert for Planned Parenthood will begin at 8 p.m. at the Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. Performers will include A Silent Film, Gold Fields, and Royal Teeth. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To purchase tickets visit http://www.ticketfly.com/event/210349-silent-film-gold-fields-phoenix/

Thursday, March 7

The 2013 National Pastors & Leaders Healing Conference will be held from March 7 to 9 at the Without Walls Christian Center, 2542 W. Warner Road Chandler. For more information, visit http://eventful.com/phoenix_az/events/2013-national-pastors-le-/E0-001-051345298-8@2013030719

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