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May 2 to 16

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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 The City of Phoenix Gun Buyback Program Which Will Collect Handguns, Rifles And Assault Weapons At Three Locations In Exchange For Grocery Gift Cards Before A New State Law Forbids Their Eventual Destruction

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

May 2, 2013 — Featured is the first of three Saturday gun-buyback events by the city of Phoenix beginning at 10 a.m. May 4 at three locations: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 1923 E. Broadway Road; Betania Presbyterian Church, 2811 N. 39th Avenue; and Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, 9835 N. 7th Street.

Police will be overseeing the event and they ask that all weapons being donated be in the glovebox or truck bed of a vehicle and to be unloaded. In exchange for the weapons, police officers will provide gift cards to AJ's, Basha's or Food City. Those selling their weapons to police will receive $100 per handgun and $200 for an assault weapon.

The event is being held over succeeding weekends in order for them to be destroyed before a new state laws takes effect which mandates guns acquired in buyback programs must be resold. Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill Monday.

Additional events will be held at the same locations May 11 and 18.

For more information. visit http://phoenix.gov/police/ gunbuyback2013.html


Saturday, May 4

The 2013 Self Advocacy Conference will held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Disability Empowerment Center, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix. Discussions will include education, employment, healthcare and social activities for those with a disability. For more information, visit https://www.azdes.gov/ADDPC/DD_ CalendarDetail.aspx?id=9913&libraryID=10713 &dt=2013-01-16

The city of Phoenix will hold the first of three Saturday gun-buyback events beginning at 10 a.m. at three locations: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 1923 E. Broadway Road; Betania Presbyterian Church, 2811 N. 39th Avenue; and Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, 9835 N. 7th Street. Police will be overseeing the event and they ask that all weapons being donated be in the glovebox or truck bed of a vehicle and to be unloaded. In exchange for the weapons, police officers will provide gift cards to AJ's, Basha's or Food City. Those selling their weapons to police will receive $100 per handgun and $200 for an assault weapon. For more information. visit http://phoenix.gov/police/gunbuyback2013.html

Thrive Phoenix 2013 will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Co+Hoots, 1027 E. Washington Street, Suite 107, Phoenix. The event is design to create education awareness, and resources to further green living by way of workshops and booths. Participating organizations include Hip Veggies, Sit Green, Local First Arizona, Jackrabbit Janitorial, City of Phoenix Public Works, and others.  For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/thrivephx

The Phoenix Global Marijuana March will begin at 4:20 p.m. at the northwest corner of Third Street and Indian School Road in Phoenix. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/284763451658294/

Sunday, May 5

Tonatierra is hosting a 5 de Mayo march, “Migration Without Criminalization” from 1 to 8 p.m. that will begin at Tonatierra, 812 N. 7th Street, Phoenix. The march will then continue down Washington towards Wells Fargo tower, then to the U.S. federal building. The event will end at Grant Park with additional stops at the Maricopa County Attorney’s office. Father Alejandro Solalinde, an activist who runs a shelter for immigrants in southern Mexico will speak. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/587525987924313/

Monday, May 6

The local tea party will hold a strategic meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Total Wines & More meeting room, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear in order to, “share your knowledge, ideas and hopes for the future of our state and nation,” according to organizers. For more information, visit CactusPatriots@aol.com.

Tuesday, May 7

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Women’s Alliance will present Dr. Mitzi Montoya from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the National Bank of Arizona conference center, 6001 N. 24th St., Phoenix. Montoya is vice provost and Dean of the College of Technology & Innovation at Arizona State University. Her presentation is entitled, “Professional Women’s Alliance Presents Fostering Innovators.” For more information, visit Amanda Ellis at aellis@phoenixchamber.com.

The ASU Global Institute of Sustainability will present,Who’s Going to Get the Goodies Globally?” a presentation by Vince Matthews, a retired director of the Colorado Geological Survey, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the ASU Art Museum, Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe. For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/vince-matthews-2013

Our very own writing workshop will be held beginning at 5 p.m. at 67 E. Weldon, suite 210, Phoenix. On the agenda is talking about articles and how to construct them no matter where you want them to be printed. For more information, contact jguzzon@moderntimesmagazine.com.

Thursday, May 9

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

A screening of Bill Moyers’ The United States of ALEC will be held from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. at Strategies 360, 621 N. Fifth Avenue, Phoenix. Former state Sen. David Lujan will also speak. For more information, visit http://www.azadvocacy.org/forums-a-events/upcoming-event-details/details/42-exposing-arizonas-political-corruption

Anarcha-Feminism monthly discussion group will  get together to hash out personal thoughts, ideas, and theories surrounding anarcha-feminism. For more information contact Kristy at 402-615 2854 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/248593928613157/

Friday, May 10

Respect Arizona, the group behind the ongoing effort to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, will hold a fundraising event from 6 to 7 p.m. at Wright House, 363 W. University Drive, Mesa. Supporters are also encouraged to bring petitions in order to have them notarized. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/579408255417435/

Saturday, May 11

National Train Day will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chandler Arizona Railway Museum, 330 E. Ryan Road, Chandler. Featured activities include rare railroad equipment not normally open to the public, the opportunity to blow the horn on a diesel locomotive or a steam locomotive, and tour a 100-year-old Amtrak certified car that was used by Presidents Taft and Wilson. For more information, visit http://www.azrymuseum.org

The city of Phoenix will hold the second of three Saturday gun-buyback events beginning at 10 a.m. at three locations: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 1923 E. Broadway Road; Betania Presbyterian Church, 2811 N. 39th Avenue; and Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, 9835 N. 7th Street. Police will be overseeing the event and they ask that all weapons being donated be in the glovebox or truck bed of a vehicle and to be unloaded. In exchange for the weapons, police officers will provide gift cards to AJ's, Basha's or Food City. Those selling their weapons to police will receive $100 per handgun and $200 for an assault weapon. For more information. visit http://phoenix.gov/police/gunbuyback2013.html

A screening of the anti-GMO film Genetic Roulette will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the North Tempe Multigenerational Center, North Bridalwreath Street, Tempe. For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/GMO-Free-Phoenix/events/112888842/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=112888842&_af=event

Pages Per Content, an underground Phoenix-based literary magazine will present a Phoenix video showcase party from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Firehouse, 1015 N 1st Street, Phoenix. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/142900285882612/

Sunday, May 12

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2013, held in conjunction with the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability will begin and continue to May 17 at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third Street, Phoenix. This event is a premier global science competition for high-school aged students that provides an annual forum for more than 1,500 students from 70 countries, regions, and territories to display their independent research. For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/intel-science-fair
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2013

Tuesday, May 14

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will host the 26th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave, Phoenix. For more information, visit http://web.phoenixchamber.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=2726

Wednesday, May 15

A screening of Bill Moyers’ The United States of ALEC will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Menke's Sun City Room, 10307 W. Coggins Drive, Sun City. For more information, visit http://www.azadvocacy.org/forums-a-events/upcoming-event-details/details/42-exposing-arizonas-political-corruption

The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board will hold an open meeting at 10 a.m., at the AZ POST facility, located at 2643 E. University Drive, Phoenix, to discuss final action on nine cases and the introduction of 12 new cases against municipal police officers and one member of the Arizona Department of Transportation. For more information, visit http://www.azpost.state.az.us/Calendar/Docs_2013/051513RegAgenda.pdf

In an effort to promote bicycle safety for rider and automobile drivers who share the streets with them, a Ride of Silence will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Mesa Mountain View Park, 845 N. Lindsey Drive, Mesa. The Mesa event event is part of a nationally organized set of events. Participants will ride from Mountain View Park to Freestone Park, 1045 E. Juniper Road, Gilbert, and back. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/529083290461767/

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