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Consciousness Calendar

Sept. 14 to 28

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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 Rep. Trent Franks’ Recognition For An Abortion Bill But More Important Might Be The Multitude Of Ways To Grow One’s Consciousness In The Phoenix Metro

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Sept. 14, 2013 — A pro-life, all-day conference featuring a ‘who’s who’ of local conservative politicians and policymakers which is named, “For God Life And Liberty,” will be held at the DoubleTree San Tan Elegante hotel, 1800 S. San Tan Village Parkway, Gilbert. Special guest speaker is U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon. Others expected to attend and/or speak include U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, former county attorney Andrew Thomas, Arizona Rep. Justin Pierce and others.

U.S. Rep Trent Franks, a staunch pro-life ‘champion for the babies,’  will receive the ‘Crystal Star Award’ during the luncheon program.

In a press release announcing the award, Franks’ work to pass and sponsor House Resolution 1797, "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," which prohibited  abortions from being performed after 20-weeks gestation to the day of birth.

Admission is $30, $15 for teens and children older than 12. For more information, visit http://evactionalliance.org/

Saturday, Sept. 14

The Hopi will once again sponsor their traditional “Water Is Life,” or Paatuwaqatsi Run. For more information, visit http://www.waterisliferun.org

Sunday, Sept. 15

The Arizona chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will hold a general meeting at 2 p.m. in Macayo’s, 4001 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. For more information, visit http://au-gp.org/mike/mike_au_meeting_list.php

Monday, Sept. 16

The ASU Global Institute of Sustainability will host a presentation by Frederike Wiebel, director of corporate toxicology, Henkel AG & Co. beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Wrigley Hall, room 481, Arizona State University, Tempe. For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/

Tuesday, Sept. 17

ASU LightWorks and the IEEE Electron Device Society will host a Summit on Photovoltaics Performance and Reliability from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union, room 202, Arizona State University, Tempe. Presentations include: Sara Kurtz presenting "Defining a Technical Basis for Confidence in PV Investments," Mani G. TamizhMani presenting "Reliability and Durability of PV Modules: Lessons Learned in Hot-Dry Climates," and Davit Wilt presenting "Reliability of Space Photovoltaics." For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/lightworks-lecture-091713

Sen. Dennis DeConcini will provide historical background on the Arizona Board of Regents and explain the regents' role in governing Arizona's public universities at 6:30 p.m. in Beatitudes, Life Center, 1616 W. Glendale, Phoenix. He will provide insight on the state of higher education in Arizona and the U.S., including the debate over the value of a college degree, how K-12 and higher education in Arizona compare to the rest of the nation, the rising costs of higher education, the history of state funding, financial aid and tuition in Arizona. Prime rib dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. for $14. For more information, call 602-510-1544.

Local farmers and growers who participate in the ASU Farmer’s Market will take part in a panel discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union, room 207, Tempe. TJ Farms will discuss strategies for success, Tiger Mountain Foundation will discuss how farming can improve life in underserved communities, and Peppermint Jim will offer the story of his family’s business. For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/meet-the-growers-2013

Wednesday, Sept. 18

The ASU Global Institute of Sustainability is hosting a presentation by Julie Anand, associate professor, ASU School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 481 of Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University. She will discuss the use of art to promote sustainability education and the photography workshop she designed and led at the Honduran nonprofit, Guarama. For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/julie-anand

The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, or AZ POST, will hold an open meeting at 10 a.m., at the AZ POST facility, located at 2643 E. University Drive, Phoenix. For more information, visit http://www.azpost.state.az.us/MeetingsCurrent.htm

Thursday, Sept. 19

International Talk Like A Pirate Day. So, no matter where you are or what you do, say things like, ‘yo ho ho’ or ‘avast me hearties,’ or ‘where's the rum.’ For more information, visit http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission, or CCEC, will host a meeting at their offices, 1616 W. Adams, suite 110, Phoenix. The time has not yet been set. For more information, visit http://azcleanelections.gov/calendar/commission-meetings/upcoming.aspx

The metro Phoenix League of Women Voters will hold a meet and greet from 7 p.m. at the League office complex, 4423 N. 24th St., Phoenix, from 7 to 9 p.m. The theme of the discussion will center around the question, “If you could make ONE change to the U.S. Constitution, what would it be?” For more information, visit http://lwvmetrophoenix.org/events/

Friday, Sept. 20

As part of a global event, people from the Phoenix Metro will participate in PARKing Day. Organizers call on community activists, neighborhood leaders and urban planners throughout the city to “step up to the curb” and put a quarter in the meter in order to transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks and other social spaces. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/611190805566057/ or email to champion@cox.net

Saturday, Sept. 21

A pro-life, all-day conference featuring a ‘who’s who’ of local conservative politicians and policymakers which is named, “For God Life And Liberty,” will be held at the DoubleTree San Tan Elegante hotel, 1800 S. San Tan Village Parkway, Gilbert. Admission is $30, $15 for teens and children older than 12. Special guest speaker is U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon. Others expected to attend and/or speak include U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, former county attorney Andrew Thomas, Arizona Rep. Justin Pierce and others. For more information, visit http://evactionalliance.org/

A Phoenix event in recognition of the International Day of Peace will begin at noon in Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver Street, Phoenix. This is a grassroots effort that will occur concurrently on the same day that the United Nations calls on all combatants around the world to lay down their arms and to give peace a real chance. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/352292914891380/

Monday, Sept. 23

The ASU Global Institute of Sustainability will present, “Wolves, Cattle, Humans: Art, Science, and Persuasion in the Gila National Forest,” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Wrigley Hall, room 481, Tempe. Featured artists are Christina Zurkow and Christie Leece. For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/zurkow-leece

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Arizona List: A Committee for Pro-Choice Democratic Women in Arizona that supports progressive women with progressive agendas are hosting U.S. Rep Tammy Duckworth of Illinois at the home of a member at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.arizonalist.org/2013/07/09/tammy-duckworth-in-phoenix-wednesday-september-25th/

Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition are sponsoring advocacy training for Arizona legislature at 3 p.m. at the Disability Empowerment Center, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix. For more information, visit http://eventful.com/phoenix_az/events/advocacy-training-new-legislative-and-political-/E0-001-060817403-8

Thursday, Sept. 26

The ASU Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict are hosting a lecture by by Najeeba Syeed-Miller, professor at Claremont School of Theology and director of the Center for Global Peacebuilding from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. West Hall, room 135, Tempe. For more information, visit http://csrc.asu.edu/programs/peace-studies-lecture/actual-peacemaking-lecture-najeeba-syeed-miller

Friday, Sept. 27

The Arizona Wilderness Coalition is heading into Apache Creek Wilderness in celebration of National Public Lands Day. It is an weekend event that will include Tamarix removal. Meetup at 2 p.m. on Friday and hike in at 3pm. For more information, visit http://azwild.org/action/events.php

The ASU Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict are hosting, “Sacrifice and Sorting: Experimental Evidence on Cooperation through Cost,” a lecture by Laurence Iannaccone from 1:30pm to 2:45 p.m. in West Hall, room 135, Tempe. For more information, visit http://csrc.asu.edu/programs/conversations-center/sacrifice-and-sorting-experimental-evidence-cooperation-through-cost-l

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