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Consciousness Calendar

Feb. 25 To March 11

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Events Of Note Include The Inaugural Paint PHX Mural Painting, Numerous Workshops About Climate Change And Weather, And Protests Against Bull Riding And Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

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Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Feb. 25, 2014 — Paint PHX will be Phoenix’s first city-wide, co-coordinated, artist-organized, multi-mural painting event, taking place on March 6, 7, 8, and 9, beginning at 7 p.m. each night.

Areas such as 16th Street between Van Buren and Thomas roads, Roosevelt Row from 16th Street to 15th Avenue, and Grand Avenue will get fresh work by local and visiting artists. Mural painting areas are not limited to these three spots, however, as other walls downtown, east of Highway 51 and near Interstate 17 will get artistic attention.

All wall locations will be accessible at the event website. Existing wall locations have been curated or reserved for and by specific artists, who will be using their own resources for materials. More wall locations are being independently sought by individual artists. All others interested in participating are encouraged to seek out sanctioned walls of their own.

In recent years, graffiti artists, muralists, and public art enthusiasts in the Phoenix metro have been cultivating a relatively new mural movement that the city can call its own, and many local artists have contributed much to rejuvenate blank, beige neighborhood walls and commercial buildings.

Local businesses such as The Hive/The Bee’s Knees, Barrio Cafe, and Fifth Street Paint Supply are lending support. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/581202621960003/.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

The Royal Palm Neighborhood Meeting and Potluck, hosted by councilmen Bill Gates and Daniel Valenzuela is at 1548 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix, at 6 p.m. Bring a yard chair, entree, side dish or dessert, and beverage. Park at the First Mennonite Church, Desert Christian Fellowship Church overflow lot, or along Loma Lane. RSVP at council.district.5@phoenix.gov.

The Energy Team gathering of the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter is at 202 E. McDowell Road in Phoenix, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information contact Jon Findley at 480-756-2916.

The NORML in Gilbert Public Monthly Meeting is at the Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S. Gilbert Road, at 7 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/765804306765555/.

Estrella War XXX presented by medieval re-enactment group Society for Creative Anachronism opens at 8 a.m. at Schnepf Farms, 24810 E. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, Feb. 25 through March 3. More than 6,000 SCA members will come from all over the world, visitors are welcome, and for more information visit http://www.estrellawar.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

The 2014 Memorial Championship Disc Golf Tournament is Feb. 26 through March 1 at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd. First Rounds are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 200 professionals and 200 amateurs compete for cash and trophies. Sponsored by Professional Disc Golf Association and Arizona Disc Golf Club, spectators are welcome. For more information visit http://memorialchampionship.com.

A non-violent community protest against former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is at the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse, 401 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, at 11:30 a.m., while Gonzales is speaking before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Alumni Phoenix Chapter. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/218500748351264/.

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences sponsors a presentation by retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis, “Learning, Literature, and Leadership,” with support from the Historical, Philosophical, and the Religious Studies, and Politics and Global Studies programs, and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Center for Law and Global Affairs, at the Tempe Center for the Arts at Lakeside, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., in Tempe, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information visit
https://asuevents.asu.edu/sites/default/files/4819_SHPRSAdmStavridis_ff.pdf.

The documentary film premiere of GMO OMG is at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center in Prescott, 1100 E. Sheldon, from 7 to 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $8. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/GMO-Free-Arizona/events/162323152/.

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies program presents the University of Toronto’s Michael Lambek, “The Interpretation of Lives or Life as Interpretation: Person, Time, and Conduct in the Western Indian Ocean," at Memorial Union Room 241B, in Tempe at noon. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/religious-studies-featured-speaker-michael-lambek-univ-toronto.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Greater Phoenix chapter members of the Tea Party Patriots celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the National Tea Party Patriots at the Hyatt Regency in Washington D.C., 400 New Jersey Ave., all day. For more information visit http://www.teapartypatriots.org/5yearanniversary/.

The Phoenix Kickoff Event for Fair Courts and Strengthening Diversity on the Bench is at Carnegie Center, 1101 W. Washington Street in Phoenix, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., presented by the Arizona Advocacy Network and Justice at Stake. Speakers include former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Ruth McGregor, National Native American Bar Association President-Elect Linda Benally, and James Christian of Tiffany & Bosco. For more information visit http://www.azadvocacy.org/forums-a-events-sp-862311977/upcoming-event-details/details/94-phoenix-kickoff-event-for-fair-courts-and-strengthening-diversity-on-the-bench.

Neighborhood Action Summit with Councilwoman Laura Pastor is at Golden Gate Community Center, 1625 N. 39th Ave., Phoenix, at 6 p.m. For more information visit
https://www.facebook.com/events/286093128211871/.

The Phoenix Animal Liberation Squad’s bi-monthly meeting is at Aside of Heart, 901 N. Fifth Street, Phoenix, 6:30 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1414167285494279/.

“The State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda,” exhibit opening is at the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., downtown, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Joanna Wasserman from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will be available to introduce and discuss the traveling exhibit and take questions from the audience. The exhibit will be open and free public programs will be hosted at Burton Barr Central Library through June 1. For more information visit http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/Interest-Guides/Pages/State-of-Deception--The-Power-of-Nazi-Propaganda.aspx.

Peace Unveiled and War Redefined will be presented at the Friends Meeting House, 318 E. 15th Street, in Phoenix, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information visit http://www.my.calendars.net/aapj/d27/02/2014/popup/3.

A screening of the documentary film CHASING ICE, which tells the story of acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog gathering climate change evidence, is at the Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime at 7 p.m. After the screening, geologist Thomas Sharp and geochemist Wally Broecker will host a discussion. For more information http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/chasing-ice.

Friday, Feb. 28

Critical Mass Phoenix is at 300 E. Indian School Road, from 7 to 8 p.m. Join the monthly bike ride to promote bicycle awareness, meet in parking lot D. For more information visit
https://www.facebook.com/events/412900875512479/.

13th Annual Local to Global Justice Forum and Festival is at Farmer Hall, Neeb Hall, Farmer/Payne breezeway at ASU Tempe, Feb. 28 to March 2. The event aims to educate students and the greater community about local and global justice issues, and the theme of this year’s forum and festival is “food justice.” For more information visit http://clas.asu.edu/13th-annual-local-global-justice-festival.

The 19th Southwest English Symposium: Hybridity is at the ASU Tempe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from Feb. 28 to March 1. Graduate students and junior faculty present research at this annual interdisciplinary humanities conference sponsored by the Graduate Scholars of English Association. For more information visit http://english.clas.asu.edu/swes2014.

Saturday, March 1

The Arizona Language Association Workshop, co-sponsored by the ASU School of International Letters and Cultures and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is in the Durham Language and Literature Building in Tempe from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The K through 16 world language educators, students, administrators, and friends of the profession are cordially invited to attend the AZLA’s one-day spring workshop. To learn more visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/arizona-language-association-workshop.

The 2014 Arizona/Mountain Plains Regional Cannabis Conference, sponsored by Students for Sensible Drug Policy, is at Arizona State University, 699 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, from 9 a.m. on March 1, to 2 p.m. March 2. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1405798436334636.

The Phoenix March Against Corruption 2014 starts at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse, 401 W. Washington Street, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No public parking is available at the courthouse. The route heads west on Washington, then south on Fourth Avenue, followed by stops at the Maricopa County Courthouse and Chase Tower. Suggestions for more stops will be considered en route. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/693013017389479/.

ASU's Night of the Open Door - Sustainability: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally, is at various locations on campus from 4 to 9 p.m., presented by the Global Institute of Sustainability, School of Sustainability, and the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research program. The evening offers a window into the creative energy that powers a world-class university with more than 100 interactive activities. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/open-door-2014.

The Arizona List 10th Anniversary Celebration (local edition) is at Alwun House, 1204 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix at 5 p.m. For more information about the event and the committee for pro-choice democratic women in Arizona, visit http://www.arizonalist.org.

Sunday, March 2

Dr. Lorrin Pang talks about the risks surrounding genetically modified food at New Vision Center for Spiritual Living, 18010 N. Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, 3 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1405909999658466/. A $5 donation at the door is appreciated.

Monday, March 3

The AFL-CIO Labor Day of Action is at the Arizona State Capitol Lawn in Phoenix, 1700 W. Washington Street, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azadvocacy.org/forums-a-events-sp-862311977/details/101-labor-day-of-action.

The Maricopa Association of Government's Continuum of Care Regional Committee on Homelessness Meeting is at 302 N. First Ave., suite 300, Phoenix, at 2 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azmag.gov.

Clips from the Robert Reich film Inequality for All and discussion about inequality issues is at the Gila Room of ASU Memorial Union, 1290 S. Normal Ave., in Tempe, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/280943205390648/.


Tuesday, March 4

ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Professor Soe Myint discusses the use of remote sensing to observe the Earth's land surfaces for better understanding of climate change at Wrigley Hall, Room 481, Tempe, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/soe-myint.

The Phoenix Public Library system presents “State of Deception: Susan Bartolleti,” at the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., downtown from 1 to 2 p.m. Bartolleti will facilitate two programs to visiting school children and the public describing the types of propaganda used during World War II, and its effects on children and young adults. For school groups with more than 10 people, please contact 602-262-7939 to register.

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates presents his book Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War, at ASU's Old Main, 400 E. Tyler Mall, Tempe. Parking is available at Fulton Center Parking Structure; doors open at 5 p.m., the program is at 6. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.changinghands.com/event/gates-mar14.

The Conservation Committee of the Sierra Club's Palo Verde Group meets first Tuesdays at the second floor conference room of Quality Inn, 202 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are welcome. For more information contact Don Steuter, 602-956-5057 or dsteuter@hotmail.com.

End the War Coalition meets at Aside of Heart, 901 N. Fifth Street, at 7 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/End-the-War-Coalition/163910443624195.

Wednesday, March 5

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication's Global Conversations program presents Avoiding Stereotypes in Media Coverage Around the World, 555 N. Central Ave., Room 444, Phoenix, from noon to 1 p.m. For more information http://cronkite.asu.edu/node/3057.

Harkins Scottsdale 101 cinema presents the film Honor Diaries, featuring Nazanin Afshin-Jam, president of Stop Child Executions, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Please RSVP at hdscreening@gmail.com. For more information visit http://www.nazaninafshinjam.com/.

Thursday, March 6

Paint PHX is Phoenix’s first city wide, co-coordinated and artist organized multi-mural painting event, March 6, 7, 8, and 9 at 7 p.m. Areas such as 16th Street between Van Buren and Thomas Roads, Roosevelt Row from 16th Street to 15th Avenue, and Grand Avenue will get fresh work by local and visiting artists. Mural painting areas are not limited to these three hubs; other walls south in and south of downtown, east of Highway 51 and near Interstate 17. Local businesses such as The Hive/The Bee’s Knees, Bario Cafe, and Fifth Street Paint Supply are lending support. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/581202621960003/.

Puente Human Rights Movement presents Nutrition 101, at 1306 E Van Buren, Phoenix, 5:30 p.m. If you have been wanting to learn more about food or needing motivation for getting fit in 2014, this is your workshop. The program introduces a basic understanding of food and our consumption. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/243170549185950/.

Rocky Mountain Institute co-founder and chief scientist Amory Lovins presents, “Climate Change: No Breakthroughs Needed,” about removing the barriers to renewable energy, energy security, and climate change at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/amory-lovins.

The Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission meeting is at 1616 W. Adams, suite 110, Phoenix. Meeting agendas are posted at least 24 hours before scheduled commission meetings at http://www.azcleanelections.gov.

Friday, March 7

ASU's Emerge 2014 will be a “Carnival of the Future,” will take place downtown Phoenix on Third Street between Roosevelt and Garfield Streets, 6 to 11 p.m. The event is a radically creative, playful and challenging approach to the future we actually want to make, featuring massively public, evening-long adventures. RSVP at http://asuemerge2014.eventbrite.com.

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication's Tracking the Payback: A Reporting Workshop is 7 and 8 March, at 555 N. Central Ave. For more information visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/node/3078.

Saturday, March 8

Art Detour 26 is occurring at more than 100 locations throughout downtown Phoenix, from 11 a.m. March 8 to 5 p.m. March 9. Artlink is launching its next quarter century with a reinvigorated arts event, and this event will paint a roadmap for the public to meet artists and discover the myriad art spaces that fill downtown with color. Activities include a free circulating trolley that gets you where the action is, bike and walking tours, exhibits, hands-on kids’ activities, and food trucks. For more information visit http://artlinkphoenix.com/art-detour/.

Protest Barbaric Bull Riding at U.S. Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, at 6:30 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/817746798240968/.

Sunday, March 9

Food Not Bombs Food Preparation is at The Hive, 4422 N. 22nd Drive, Phoenix, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food Not Bombs is a loosely knit, international group of independent collectives and commUNITY activists serving free vegan and vegetarian food to others. The organization serves a large amount of food Sundays at Margaret T. Hance park. For more information visit www.foodnotbombs.net.

From Fukushima to the Four Corners: Break the Nuclear Chain, from Japan to Arizona! demonstration is at the northwest corner of Fifth Street and Van Buren, downtown, at 1 p.m. For more information contact nauagainsturanium@gmail.com.

Monday, March 10

A fundraiser Tom Neilson’s Music for a Changing Planet is at the Quality Inn’s Garden Room, 202 E. McDowell Road, 6:30 to 8 p.m. A $25 donation will be collected at the door to benefit Sierra Club’s Phoenix Palo Verde Group. On March 11, an AAPJ Fundraiser featuring Tom Neilsen’s Music for Social Change is at Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 6400 E. Del Rio Street, Chandler, 6:30 to 8 p.m., sponsored by Arizona Alliance for Peace and Justice. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information visit http://tomneilsonmusic.com.

Tuesday, March 11

Author Amanda Owen presents her new book Born to Receive: Seven Powerful Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, at 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.changinghands.com/event/owen-mar14.

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