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Consciousness Calendar

Oct. 1 to 14

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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 A Tempe March And Information Sharing Event On Monsanto And Genetically Modified Foods Along With Other Events To Raise One’s Consciousness

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Oct. 1, 2013 — As part of a international day of events against Monsanto and their support and development of genetically modified foods, a day long set of events will take place Oct. 12 in downtown Tempe from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. that is expected to draw several hundred people.

An open market in the parking area of the Tempe Farmer’s Market, 805 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe will begin at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m., speakers will address the negative aspects of GMOs and Monsanto. The march will begin at 10 a.m. and will head west down University Drive, then north on Mill Avenue.

Speakers are scheduled to include Rachel Linden of GMO Free Arizona, Andrea Garcia, candidate for Tempe City Council Matt Papke, Ernie Hancock of Food Freedom, Brian Jones of Sweet Corn Organic Nursery and Doreen Pollack of  the American Community Garden Association.

For more information on the Tempe event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/580711718642242/

Worldwide, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries, with events in over 400 cities. In the U.S., solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states. A comprehensive list of marches can be accessed at www.march-against-monsanto.com.

Tami Monroe Canal, founder of March Against Monsanto (MAM), was inspired to start the movement to protect her two daughters.

“Monsanto’s predatory business and corporate agricultural practices threatens their generation’s health, fertility and longevity. MAM supports a sustainable food production system. We must act now to stop GMOs and harmful pesticides,” Canal said.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Dr. Kenneth Mossman will share his personal experiences in the presidential appointment process as he is considered for membership on the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University, Cottonwood room, Tempe. For more information, visit http://barretthonors.asu.edu/event/honors-lecture-series-dr-kenneth-mossman/

Wednesday, Oct. 2

The ASU Global Institute of Sustainability will host a conversation with Lisamarie Windham-Myers a biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB4 building, Tempe. For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/lisamarie-windham-myers

The ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will present Jeremy Koster of the University of Cincinnati as a continuation of its new colloquium series co-hosted by professors Joan Silk and Robert Boyd and sponsored by the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the Institute of Human Origins and the Consortium for Biosocial Complex Systems at noon in ISTB-1, room 401, Tempe. For more information, visit http://clas.asu.edu/evolution-social-complexity-colloquium-9

Thursday, Oct. 3

Activist and author Jeffrey Smith and a panel of Phoenix metro doctors will discuss the impact of genetically modified organisms on the well-being of human beings and the natural environment beginning at 6 p.m. at Chaparral Suites, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. Local doctors include Deborah Dykema, D.O., Phoenix, Chris Serafini, D.C., Scottsdale; Jack Wolfson D.O., Paradise Valley. To cover Smith's expenses, organizers are asking for donations of $5 for students, $10 for general admission and $20 for medical professionals. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/402162126551943/

Friday, Oct. 4

Local artists seeking an end to armed conflicts have begun Build Art Not Bombs and will be meeting at 6 p.m. at Aside of Heart, 901 N. Fifth Street, Phoenix in order to build an art structure designed by an Australian designer live in front of the crowd for First Fridays. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/204756856366056/

The East Valley NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet will begin at 6 p.m. at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, 60 E. Fifth Street, Tempe. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, an educational consultant with African-American Images. For more information, visit http://eventful.com/tempe/events/east-valley-naacpaz-freedom-fund-awards-banquet-/E0-001-057817714-7

Saturday, Oct. 5

The Gathering Justice Conference, an effort to bring together elected officials, non-profit organizers and other community members interested in participating in a dialogue concerning justice in Arizona, will begin at 9 a.m. in the Marriott Hotel, 200 N. Centennial Way, Mesa. For more information, visit http://events.jsonline.com/mesa_az/events/show/335812903-gathering-justice

The East Valley NAACP will host its annual Freedom Funds Award Banquet beginning at 6 p.m. in the Tempe Mission Palms Resort, 60 E. Fifth Street, Tempe. Keynote speaker is Dr Jawanza Kunjufu, an educational consultant with African-American Images. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/273671986067978/

The Arizona Riparian Council, will host its fall campout meeting at Rio de Flag, Picture Canyon, and Wildcat Reach, Flagstaff. For more information, visit http://azriparian.org/2013/fallmeeting2013.htm

A march in support of immigrant rights will be held beginning at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 909 E Washington St, Phoenix, and will end at Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse, 401 W. Washington St., Phoenix. For more information, visit http://octoberimmigration.org/events/

Monday, Oct. 7

The ASU Global Institute on Sustainability will present Professor Ulrik Jorgensen of the Aalborg University’s Centre of Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transitions at noon in Wrigley Hall, room 481, Arizona State University, Tempe. campus. Jorgensen will discuss the experience of cities and local communities as they grapple with sustainability transitions in the areas of energy and mobility. For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/ss-ulrik-jorgensen


Tuesday, Oct. 8

Barrett, the ASU Honors College will host the Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecture — an autobiographical talk by author Michael Pollan — beginning at 8 p.m. at the     Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. For more information, visit http://barretthonors.asu.edu/event/flinn-foundation-centennial-lecture-michael-pollan/

A vigil for convicted murderer Edward H. Schad will begin at 6 p.m. at the State Capitol Complex, 1700 W. Washington Ave., Phoenix. Schad was convicted in 1979 after he was found driving the vehicle of a man who had been strangled. Schad denied his guilt.

Advocates for LGBT prisoners will hold an event in support of complaints made by prisoners across the state beginning at 6 p.m. at the AZ Worker Rights Center, 331 E. Willetta Street, Phoenix. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/650604681624751/

Thursday, Oct. 10

The ASU Global Institute on Sustainability will present a free screening of Desert Dreams, a film that showcases five seasons of life in the Sonoran Desert and dispels the notion that deserts are barren places beginning at in Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/desert-dreams

Friday, Oct. 11

The ASU Global Institute on Sustainability will present Thomas Sterner, chief economist, environmental defense fund and professor of environmental economics at the University of Gotherburg, Sweden beginning at noon in the Ventana room, Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe. In his presentation, Sterner will discuss the benefits and feasibility of environmental fiscal reform and carbon taxation, using examples from Sweden, France, and the U.S. For more information, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/thomas-sterner

Saturday, Oct. 12

As part of a international day of events against Monsanto and their support and development of genetically modified foods, a day long set of events will take place in downtown Tempe from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the hub of activity occurring at the Tempe Farmer’s Market, 805 S. Farmer Ave. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/580711718642242/

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