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April 15 To 29

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Latter April Brings A Potpourri Of Events Including A Pancake Breakfast For 2014 Gubernatorial Candidates, An International Police Conference Protest, And The Tempe Mayor’s Disability Awards

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Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

April 15, 2014 — With a recent U.N. report indicating that the nations of the world have not done enough to mitigate climate change, Bjoern Hagen of the ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning faculty will present “Public Perceptions of Climate Change: Risk, Trust, and Policy,” April 22 at Wrigley Hall room 481, Tempe, 9:30 to 11 a.m. as part of the ASU’s Sustainability Lecture Series.

Hagen’s presentation will discuss, “the convincing body of anthropogenic global climate change science, there remains a significant gap between the recommendations provided by the scientific community and actual action by the general public and policy makers.

Hagen recently completed survey that collected research from nine countries that focused upon public perceptions of climate change and identified factors that impact public willingness to support mitigation and adaption.

He has worked on projects focusing on sustainable urban and regional development with the Development Agency of Rhineland Palatinate and the redesign of the UNESCO World Heritage site Völklingen Ironworks toward a sustainable future.

A light breakfast will be provided. For more information visit http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/bjoern-hagen.

Tuesday, April 15


Arizona Advocacy Network presents Money In Politics/Clean Elections Overview at Cholla Middle School Library, 3120 W. Cholla Street, Phoenix, 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azadvocacy.org/forums-a-events-sp-862311977/upcoming-event-details/details/114-money-in-politics-clean-elections-overview.

“Just Sustainabilities: Re-Imagining E/Quality, Living within Limits,” part of the Wrigley Lecture Series, featuring Julian Agyeman, Tufts University professor of urban and environmental policy and planning, is at Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/julian-agyeman.

Wednesday, April 16


The Barrett Honors College Lecture Series presents Kelly Joyce’s “Conceptualizing Environmental Exposure and Autoimmune Illnesses,” at Cottonwood 101/103 on the Tempe campus, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP is required. For more information visit http://barretthonors.asu.edu/event/honors-lecture-series-presents-kelly-joyce/.

Bernard Chapais of the University of Montreal presents at the Evolution of Social Complexity Colloquium, co-hosted by Professors Joan Silk and Robert Boyd, and sponsored by the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the Institute of Human Origins, and the Consortium for Biosocial Complex Systems, at ISTB-1 Room 401, Tempe, at noon. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/evolution-social-complexity-colloquium-10.

Society for Financial Awareness President Scott Sandell discusses reverse mortgages and explains their context with respect to you, the bank, and the government, at the city of Mesa’s Main Library, 64 E. First Street, Mesa, 1 to 2 p.m. For more information visit http://events.mesalibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=3904.

A Conversation with Lani Guinier, the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is at the Great Hall in Armstrong Hall at the ASU Tempe faculty center, 3 to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by Perkins Coie on behalf of ASU Law’s diversity student groups. Guinier was the first woman of color appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are recommended. The event is in conjunction with the A. Wade Smith Memorial Lecture on Race Relations that is being hosted by ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences later that evening. For more information visit https://laniguinier.eventbrite.com.

Alex Alvarez of the Northern Arizona University Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty presents “Border Regions, Climate Change, and the Genocidal Impulse,” co-sponsored by ASU Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies program and the Institute for Humanities Research, at Coor Hall Room 4403, Tempe, 4:30 to 6 p.m. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/border-regions-climate-change-and-genocidal-impulse.

A College Scholarship and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Workshop 101 is at Living United For Change in Arizona (LUCHA), 3120 N. 19th Ave., suite 190, Phoenix, 6 to 7 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1437001456545495/.

A viewing of the 2009 documentary film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, is at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7 to 8 p.m. For more information visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/node/3050.

Thursday, April 17

The WESTMARC Economic Development Summit is at the Wigwam Resort, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information visit http://www.westmarc.org/files/495.pdf.

The Arizona Corporation Commission holds a Special Open Workshop about Energy Efficiency, Integrated Resource Planning and Cost-Effectiveness, in Hearing Room One, 1200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 9 a.m. For more information visit www.azcc.gov/Divisions/Administration/Meetings/Agendas/2014/4-17-14som.wkshp.pdf.

The East Valley Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team meets at the Tempe Police Apache Substation, 1855 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, 10 a.m. For more information visit http://www.chandleraz.gov/anevent.aspx?C_UID=5225.

Author and evolutionary theologian Rev. Michael Dowd presents “Ecology as Theology: The Future is Calling Us to Greatness,” at ASU’s Wrigley Hall Room 481, Tempe, noon to 1:15 p.m. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/michael-dowd.

Shelley Whiting’s “Praying in the Bathroom and Tales of Alienation” Art Show is at Rebel Salon & Vintage, 4150 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, 5 to 9 p.m. For more information contact 602-279-0082.

“State of Deception: Reflections of My Father” is at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dr. Bjorn Krondorfer, director of the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University, will offer personal reflections on his father’s involvement in the Nazi youth during World War II, and his journey of Holocaust awareness. For more information visit http://bit.ly/1bHO8WA.

Friday, April 18

A one-day workshop is at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Faculty Center, 1100 S. McAllister Ave., Tempe, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event brings together clinical faculty from the U.S. Southwest to present and discuss topics relevant to juvenile law, children and the law, and pedagogical considerations that arise when teaching a clinic that impacts children. For more information visit http://conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/southwestregionalclinicalworkshop/.

Jessica Lenz of InterAction and TipToe Empowerment presents “Armed with Resilience: Girls, Child Soldiers, Empowerment” at ASU’s Wrigley Hall room 481, 2 to 3 p.m. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/jessica-lenz.

Richard Edward Green of the University of California-Santa Cruz biomolecular engineering faculty will lecture at ASU-Tempe’s SHESC 254, 3:30 p.m., hosted by the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. For more information contact https://asuevents.asu.edu/richard-edward-green-lecture.


Saturday, April 19

An Open Air Farmers Market is every Saturday downtown at Central Avenue and McKinley in Phoenix, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit http://www.rooseveltrow.org/events/open-air-market-2014-04-19/.

A May Day Planning Meeting is at Downtown Phoenix Civic Space, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7 p.m. May Day has its origins in the United States of America as a day honoring the labor movement. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/664008003666463/.

Monday, April 21

The City of Tempe’s Development Review Commission Study Session is at 31 E. Fifth Street, Tempe, 5:30 p.m. For more information visit https://tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=20&recordid=13547.

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication presents a First Amendment Forum on Specialty Journalism with author Jeff Selingo’s “College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What it Means for Students,” at 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7 p.m. For more information visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/node/3046.

Tuesday, April 22

The final of this season’s ASU Spring Farmers Markets is between Forest Avenue and Cady Mall at Lemon Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Use debit, credit or electronic benefit transfer cards, Woman, Infant & Children (WIC) checks and Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons. For more information visit https://eoss.asu.edu/farmersmarket.

“Public Perceptions of Climate Change: Risk, Trust, and Policy,” is presented by Bjoern Hagen, of the ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning faculty, as part of the ASU’s Sustainability Lecture Series, is at Wrigley Hall Room 481, Tempe, 9:30 to 11 a.m. A light breakfast will be provided. For more information visit http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/bjoern-hagen.

Brown Bag Climate Change Lectures presents “Local Business Leaders in a Changing Energy Economy” with Blaine, Brandon, and Chrystal, at the Environmental Education Center at Veterans Oasis Park, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler, 11 a.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1431611850417006/.

An Enroll America Community Outreach Event is at the Get-Covered America - Phoenix Office, 514 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, 5 to 7 p.m. For more information visit https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/affordablecareactphonebank/gs883f or contact Pati Urias at PUrias@enrollamerica.org.

The Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter will have an Energy Team gathering at 202 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information contact Jon Findley at 480-756-2916 or nrgarizona@gmail.com.

A Delivering Democracy Lecture featuring Forest Whitaker is at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event is sponsored by ASU’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. Tickets are currently sold out but a waiting list is available. For more information visit http://phoenix.eventful.com/events/delivering-democracy-lecture-featuring-forest-wh-/E0-001-067476097-3.

The Phoenix premiere of Open Sesame - The Story of Seeds! is at Harkins Theatres Christown 14, 1620 W. Montebello Ave., Phoenix, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The showing is part of the Earth Day 2014 programming. Tickets are $10; advanced sales only; for more information visit https://gathr.us/screening/reserve/7483.

Wednesday, April 23

“Delivery Science - Evolution and Application,” a symposium about redesign for quality patient care, reduced costs, and improved population health, presented by ASU’s School for the Science of Health Care and Delivery, is at the WPC McCord Hall room 164, Tempe, 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. For more information https://asuevents.asu.edu/symposium-delivery-science-evolution-and-application.

A screening of the film First Generation and a College Fair, hosted by Mesa District 5 Councilmember David Luna and Mesa Counts on College, is at Mesa Arts Center’s Piper Theatre, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa. The College Fair is in the lobby, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Doors open for the film at 6, and the showing is at 6:30. There will also be information about ACT/SAT Prep Courses and FAFSA information. For more information http://apps.mesaaz.gov/EventCalendar/Default.aspx?edtid=15402.

Thursday, April 24

Pancakes and Politics Speakers, Arizona Candidates for Governor, Forum No. 1, is at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 415 E. Grant Street, Phoenix, 7 to 9 a.m. For more information visit http://phoenix.eventful.com/events/pancakes-politics-speakers-forum-1-arizona-cand-/E0-001-069181169-0.

The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission Meeting is at 1616 W. Adams, suite 110, Phoenix, 9:30 a.m. For more information visit http://azcleanelections.gov/calendar/commission-meetings/upcoming/14-01-10/April_24_2014.aspx?Events=EventItem.

Terra Rose Ganem presents “The Secret of Building a Thriving Organic School Garden,” part of ASU’s Sustainability Lecture Series, is at Wrigley Hall Room 481, noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch will be served. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/terra-rose-ganem.

“Hive@Central: Economic Analysis of Arizona” is at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, noon to 1 p.m. Economists from the Arizona Economic Analysis Office will discuss the services they provide for businesses, facilitate the use of demographic information, and share labor market trends and economic information about Arizona to help with small business planning. For more information visit http://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=7675&lib.

“Searching for the Historical Roots of the March 11, 2011 Disasters in Japan,” presented by ASU’s School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, is April 24-25 at the Tempe campus (location to be announced). The keynote address is on Thursday at 5 p.m. Friday’s agenda runs 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information visit http://clas.asu.edu/searching-historical-roots-march-11-2011-disasters-japan.

“State of Deception: The Image of the Enemy” is at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dr. David Welch, director for the Center for the Study of War, Propaganda, and Society at the University of Kent, will discuss how different countries have targeted foreign and domestic enemies in the 20th century using film and television. For more information visit http://bit.ly/1bHO8WA.

Friday, April 25

An Arizona Corporation Commission Special Open Meeting Workshop on Emerging Technologies is at 1200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 9 a.m. For more information visit http://www.azcc.gov/Divisions/Administration/Meetings/Agendas/2014/4-25-14som.wkshp.pdf.

A Money in Politics/Clean Elections Overview is sponsored by the Arizona Advocacy Network and hosted by the Arizona Career Ladder Network at the Arizona Education Association Building, 345 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, 9:45 a.m. For more information visit http://www.azadvocacy.org/forums-a-events-sp-862311977/upcoming-event-details/details/104-money-in-politics-clean-elections-overview.

“ASU Rapid Startup: Practice Advice from Current Thought Leaders on Where, How, and When to Innovate” is at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presenters are Larry Keeley, Clayton Christensen, Tony Ulwick, and Chan Kim/Renée Mauborgne. Registration is required. For more information visit http://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=7726&lib=.

A 2014 Update From Capitol Hill Luncheon with U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 N. Third Street, Phoenix, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit http://azchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/update-from-capitol-hill-luncheon-235083.

Saturday, April 26

The Phoenix Open Air Farmers Market is every Saturday at Central Avenue and McKinley in Phoenix, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit http://www.phxpublicmarket.com/.

A Free Legal Aid Clinic is at the Burton Barr Central Library’s Pulliam Auditorium First Floor, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Landlord and tenants issues are at 9; bankruptcy and foreclosure issues are at 11; immigration issues are at 1; and divorce, child support, and paternity issues are at 3. For more information visit http://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=8667&lib=.

The City of Mesa Human Relations Advisory Board is hosting a three-part event, “Community Conversations on Inclusion and Diversity,” at the Mesa Utilities Community Room, 640 N. Mesa Drive, Mesa, 10 a.m. to noon. Participation is free and child assistance will be provided. For more information visit http://apps.mesaaz.gov/EventCalendar/Default.aspx?edtid=15393.

The documentary film Hunted will be presented at One Voice Community Center, 4442 N. Seventh Ave., suite 8, Phoenix, 6 p.m. The film is about Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively who is accused of crimes against humanity, as a result of his influence in countries such as Uganda, Russia, and Ethiopia. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/785300018146904/.

The May Day Planning Meeting is at Downtown Phoenix Civic Space, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1432922410287876/.

The Arizona Water Sentinels Benefit Concert is at Fiddler’s Dream Coffee House, 1702 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, 7 p.m. Musicians featured include D-Squared, Pick and Holler, The Strand, and Hannes Kvaran. Admission is $25. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Grand-Canyon-Chapter/events/171744842/.

Monday, April 28

The Tempe Mayor’s Disability Awards 2014 are at the Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free but registration is required; seating is limited. For more information visit http://www.tempecommunitycouncil.org/mayors-disability-awards-form/.

The “Shut Down The International Police Conference” demonstration is at 340 N. Third Street, Phoenix, 6 to 8 p.m. Participants are invited to join the protest at the Sheraton Hotel, where the International Police Conference will be April 27 to 29, featuring delegates such as former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, and various AZ POST affiliates, INTERPOL, the Seattle Police Department, Northern Ireland, and South Africa. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/612814335478255/ and http://www.internationalpoliceconference.org/.

The Ninth Annual ASU Student Film Festival is at the Harkins Valley Art Theatre, 509 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 7 p.m. Admission is $8. For more information visit http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

Phoenix PBS station KAET Channel 8 airs Nancy Kelly/Yamamoto Productions’ one-hour documentary film Rebels With A Cause, about how a small regional battle over land grew into America’s legacy of National Seashores, Parks, and Recreation Areas, at 9 p.m. For more information visit http://rebelsdocumentary.org/broadcast.

Tuesday, April 29

An Enroll America Community Outreach Event is at William T. Machan Elementary School’s Schuyler Hall, 2140 E. Virginia Ave., Phoenix, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information contact Pati Urias at PUrias@enrollamerica.org or visit https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/affordablecareactcommunityoutreach/gs8838.

The City of Mesa Human Relations Advisory Board again hosts its Community Conversations on Inclusion & Diversity, at Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe Road, Mesa, 6 to 8 p.m. For more information visit http://apps.mesaaz.gov/EventCalendar/Default.aspx?edtid=15394.

Somos America meets on Tuesdays at Painters Union Hall, 210 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, 6 to 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.somosamerica.org/.

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