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March 11 To 25

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Mid-March Events Of Interest Include Phoenix Soup! Micro-Grant Fundraiser, Global March For Lions Phoenix, The 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, And The Peace Pi Pie Fight For Peace

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Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

March. 11, 2014 — The launch of Phoenix Soup! is Wednesday, March 19, at the FUSION Foundation, 12861 N. Eighth Ave., Phoenix, 2 p.m. The event is a potluck style dinner, modeled after Detroit Soup (detroitsoup.com), that raises money to fund micro-grants for creative community impact projects. Bring a dish to share and make a donation, and you will get to hear and vote for innovative ideas.

Dinner is not served until after all four proposals have been presented. Phoenix Soup! is a way for you to come out of your comfort zone, connect, share resources, practice democracy, talk about community issues and support a Phoenix-based project.

The best way to contribute is to bring a soup or salad to the dinner, which is completely supported by the community. Phoenix Soup! is also looking for food donations, for which the contact is Roy at artisanfoodguild@gmail.com.

The FUSION Foundation is a 501c3 community development organization focused on educating, empowering, and inspiring local actions with a global vision.

For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/thefusionfoundation/ and www.thefusionfoundation.org.

Wednesday, March 12

The AMC March Environmental Issues Breakfast is at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel, 1600 S. 52nd Street, Tempe, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Presenters include Phoenix Environmental Programs Manager Phil McNeely, and AMC legislative liaison Jeff Gray. For more information visit http://azchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/amc-march-environmental-issues-breakfast-235081.

Arizona Education Association and Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation present a Money In Politics legislative update, 63 E. Main Street in Mesa, 11 a.m. For more information visit http://www.azadvocacy.org/forums-a-events-sp-862311977/upcoming-event-details/details/96-money-in-politics-legislative-update.

FitPHX Health Insurance Enrollment Help Informational Sessions are at the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., on March 12, 2 to 4 p.m., and on March 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; at the Ocotillo Library and Workforce Literacy Center, 1023 W. Southern Ave., on March 14, 2 to 5 p.m. For more information visit http://phoenix.gov/residents/fitphx/index.html.

An Open Air Market is every Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Central Avenue and McKinley Street in Phoenix. The market is a natural gathering place that celebrates neighborhoods and the neighbors with an eclectic, high quality mix of fresh foods, plants, local arts and crafts, music and more. For more information visit http://www.phxpublicmarket.com/.

The Phoenix Philosophy Meetup Group will discuss “Why Do People Try to Control Others” on the front patio of Tsom, 933 E. University Drive, Tempe, at 6:15 p.m. Conversation will include contradictions in ethical viewpoints, the psychology of control, and the nature of ethical values and their relationship to beliefs and ethical norms. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/PHX-philosophy/.

In conjunction with the AzSciTech Festival, Gail Morris of Monarch Watch will discuss the life cycle and migration challenges of the Monarch Butterfly, in the Saguaro Room of the Mesa Library, 20 E. Main Street, Mesa, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.monarchwatch.org/cs/.

Thursday, March 13

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Insurance and Health Care Issue Committee Meeting is at 201 N. Central Ave., suite 2700, 10 to 11 a.m. For more information visit http://web.phoenixchamber.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=2944.

Phoenix Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) Potluck and Discussion is at The Worker’s Rights Center, 331 E. Willeta, Phoenix, 6 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/423884621047925/.

Right To Know AZ is having a meetup about the importance of labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and educating consumers about their potential health hazards at Biltmore Office Plaza, 2942 N. 24th Street, suite 114, Phoenix, 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Right-to-Know-AZ-Phoenix/events/168066492/ or http://www.righttoknowarizona.com/.

Friday, March 14

Stand With Monica Jones At Her Trial protest/action event meets on the steps of the Phoenix Municipal Court, 200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, at 8 a.m. Jones, a transgender woman of color, is said to have been wrongfully arrested as part of an anti-prostitution diversion program raid called Project ROSE. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/477216822384806/.

The Homeowner Advocacy Unit of the Civil Justice Clinic at ASU's Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Tempe, Arizona is hosting a one-day conference on the changing landscape of homeowner advocacy, Memorial Union/Pima Auditorium Room 230, 301 E. Orange Street, Tempe, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is required. For more information visit http://conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/homeowneradvocacy/.

The 13th Annual Sonoran Arts League Festival of Fine Art – Stagecoach Village is a free, juried show featuring 150 local and nationally acclaimed artists with a variety of work from traditional to contemporary, with live music, food, and artist demonstrations, and a farmers market, 7100 E. Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek, March 14 to 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit http://www.sonoranartsleague.org/festival.php.

Saturday, March 15

Gather at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center for Conservation Workdays in Phoenix, 3131 S. Central Ave., on third Saturdays through April at 8 a.m. Help prepare a pollinator garden, clean up the river bed, create bird habitat, or remove invasive plants. No experience necessary. For more information contact Cathy Wise at 602-468-6470.

Scottsdale’s Old Town Farmers Market is at 3806 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., each Saturday through May. For more information visit www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com.

Peace Pi, the World’s Largest Pie Fight for Peace, is at Walter Studios, 834 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, 10 a.m. A $10 admission includes two Peace Pies; kids 10 and under get in free. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1386163131637596/ and www.peacepi.com.

The 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will proceed at 10 a.m., from Third Street at Virginia Avenue to Margaret T. Hance Park, for the Irish Family Faire following until 6 p.m. For more information http://www.phxirish.com/.

Global March for Lions Phoenix is at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 2 to 3 p.m. Phoenix will be joined by cities throughout the world including London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Toronto, Stockholm, Johannesburg, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Frankfurt, and Washington D.C., in support of banning canned hunting. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/711429758877148.

Holistic Moms’ March meeting focuses on Genetically Engineered Food with guest Rachel Linden of GMO Free Arizona, Mesa Main Library Board Room Second Floor, 64 E. First Street, Mesa, 2 p.m. For more information visit http://home.homewebs.com/hmneastvalleyaz/index.cfm/event?fuseaction=display_event_info&eventid=17066.

Sunday, March 16

Americans United for Separation of Church and State's monthly meeting is at Macayo's Mexican Restaurant, 4001 N. Central Ave., at 2 p.m. For more information visit http://au-gp.org/mike/mike_au_meeting_list.php.

Monday, March 17

Experience Matters Arizona presents Connecting with Community in Your Encore Years at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 W. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 6:30 p.m. Are you a passionate and professional adult over 50? Learn more about projects, discovery workshops, books and events that can connect you with your community for a purposeful future. For more information visit www.experiencematters.org.

The Digital Context, Storytelling and Implications for PR and Journalism is at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, at 7 p.m. The presenter is Mark Haas, president of Edelman USA. For more information visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/node/3051.

Tuesday, March 18

The Western Maricopa Coalition Healthcare Committee Meeting is at 14100 N. 83rd Ave., suite 150, Peoria, 8 to 9:30 a.m. For more information http://business.westmarc.org/events/calendar/.

The Arizona Corporation Commission’s Energy Efficiency and Integrated Resource Planning meeting is in Hearing Room One, 1200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 9 a.m. For more information visit https://www.azcc.gov/.

ASU’s Sustainability Series presents How the Humanities Power Efforts to Live Well (not Better) with the university’s Global Institute of Sustainability Senior Scholar Joni Adamson and co-sponsored by LightWorks, Wrigley Hall room 481, Tempe, 9:45 to 11 a.m. For more information visit http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/joni-adamson.

The Barrett Honors College at ASU’s Brown Bag Lecture & Discussion series presents Dr. Joe Miles’ Difficult Dialogues: Students Exploring Inequities and Working Toward Social Justice, at Sage Hall South Room 141, 751 E. Lemon Mall, Tempe, noon to 1:15 p.m. The event is free but an RSVP is required. For more information visit http://barretthonors.asu.edu/event/brown-bag-lecture-presents-dr-joe-miles/.

The Edelman USA Panel Discussion and Networking Reception is at the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 6 p.m. For more information visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/events/all.

The Role of the Arts in Social Transformation panel is at ASU Tempe's West Hall room 135, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/role-arts-social-transformation.

No More Deaths Phoenix meets every other Tuesday at Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., 7:30 to 9 p.m. The organization’s mission is to end death and suffering on the U.S.-Mexico border through civil initiative. For more information visit http://nomoredeathsphoenix.org/.

Wednesday, March 19

Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board meets at 2643 E. University Drive, Phoenix, 10 a.m. For more information visit http://www.azpost.gov/Calendar/Docs_2014/Mar19,2014RegAgenda.pdf.

ASU’s Evolution of Social Complexity Colloquium series presents Human Evolution and Social Change, ISTB-1 room 401, Tempe, at noon. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/evolution-social-complexity-colloquium-8.

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication presents Success Stories From Developing Countries, 555 N. Central Ave., Room 444, noon to 1 p.m. For more information visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/events/all.

ASU’s Sustainability Series presents Well-Being, Public Policy, and Complex Urban Systems, with Philip D. Allsopp of Transpolis Global USA Inc., Wrigley Hall Room 481, Tempe, noon to 1:15 p.m. For more information contact http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/philip-allsopp.

The launch of Phoenix Soup! is at the FUSION Foundation, 12861 N. Eighth Ave., Phoenix, 2 p.m. The event is a potluck style dinner, modeled after Detroit Soup (detroitsoup.com), that raises money to fund micro-grants for creative community impact projects. Bring a dish to share and make a donation, and hear and vote for innovative ideas. For more information contact Roy at artisanfoodguild@gmail.com.

Policymaking And Citizen Participation: A View From The State Legislature, featuring Arizona House of Representatives Minority Leader Chad Campbell and ASU School of Public Affairs Professor Spiro Maroulis, is at ASU's University Center Building L1-63, Phoenix, 7:30 p.m. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/policymaking-and-citizen-participation-view-state-legislature.

Thursday, March 20

The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission meets at 1616 W. Adams, suite 110, Phoenix, 9:30 a.m. For more information visit www.azcleanelections.gov.

Arizona Corporation Commission has a Special Open Meeting Workshop on Emerging Technologies in Hearing Room One, 1200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 10 a.m. For more information visit https://www.azcc.gov/.

Ecological Intelligence in the Built Environment Sustainability Series, with Scottsdale Office of Environmental Initiatives program manager Anthony Floyd, is at ASU's Wrigley Hall Room 481, Tempe, noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided. For more information visit http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/anthony-floyd.

The Technological Singularity: A Crucial Event in God's Self-Actualization? with Michael Zimmerman, presented by ASU's Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, is at Wrigley Hall Room 481, Tempe, 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information visit http://clas.asu.edu/technological-singularity-crucial-event-gods-self-actualization-lecture-michael-zimmerman.

Bicycle Commuting 101 class is at the Mesa Main Library Saguaro Room, 64 E. First Street, Mesa, 6 to 7 p.m. Registration is required. For more information visit http://events.mesalibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=4801.

Archaeological Institute of America Lecture: John Bauschatz's Cops and Robbers, Egyptian Style: Police Work in Ptolemaic Egypt, sponsored by the ASU's Human Evolution and Social Change program is at the Business Administration C Wing Room 116, Tempe, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/aia-lecture-john-bauschatz.


Friday, March 21

Unruly Bodies: Sex, Race and the State, presented by ASU's Institute for Humanities Research at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Science Building Room 109, Tempe, 1 p.m. For more information visit http://ihr.asu.edu/news-events/events/unruly-bodies-sex-race-and-state.

PrepperFest AZ Spring Expo at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, is from 11 a.m., March 21, to 5 p.m., March 23 (there are two expos scheduled for 2014). The goal is to give everyone the opportunity to explore self-reliance and strengthen family bonds through self-sufficiency and self-reliance. This is a family event with interactive, hands-on, kid-friendly activities. For more information visit http://prepperfestaz.com/.

Saturday, March 22

Join LGBTQ advocacy group HERO (Human and Equal Rights Organizers) and Walk Like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) at the Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, 7 to 9 a.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/206317346224103/.

Presented by Kiwanis Nuevo Tempe and benefiting the East Valley Boys and Girls Club, the 10th Annual Catch-A-Wave Car Show, 5900 S. All American Way, Tempe, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry is $40 per vehicle. For more information visit http://www.kiwanisnuevo.org/.

Phoenix Festival de España in conjunction with Flamenco Por La Vida is at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third Street, Phoenix, noon to 9 p.m. For more information visit www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org.

A Community Picnic is at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 5 to 9 p.m. The gathering is a BBQ/pot-luck style, so bring what you would like to enjoy or share, and come meet other concerned citizens and build the relationships needed to enact lasting positive change in our community. For more information visit https://www.evensi.com/community-picnic-phoenix-saturday-march-22-2014-margaret-t/113032655.

Sunday, March 23

Food Not Bombs Food Preparation is every Sunday at The Hive, 4422 N. 22nd Drive, Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The organization is an international, loose-knit group of independent collectives and commUNITY activists serving free vegan and vegetarian food to others. A large amount of food is served by the group on Sundays at Margaret T. Hance Park. For more information visit www.foodnotbombs.net.

Monday, March 24

The Immigration Beat: How Journalism Affects The Migrant Story is presented by 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/3042.

Tuesday, March 25

The Maricopa Association of Governments Transportation Safety Stakeholders Group Workshop is at 302 N. First Ave., Phoenix, 10 a.m. The Population Technical Advisory Committee (POPTAC) also meets at 10 a.m., and the POPTAC Ad Hoc Subcommittee meets at 9 a.m. For more information visit https://www.azmag.gov/Events/Calendar.asp.

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce presents Next $teps: The Future of the Fed, at the office of attorney Craig Fennemore, 2394 E. Camelback Road, suite 600, Phoenix, 5 p.m. For more information visit http://web.phoenixchamber.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=2960.

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, a free screening of DIVE! Living Off America's Waste, followed by an expert panel discussion about nutrition, sustainable food systems, and hunger in the United States, is at ASU's Nursing and Health Innovation Building Two, room 100, 550 N. Third Street, Phoenix, 5:30 p.m. Admission is free but donation of non-perishable food item donation is requested. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/dive-film.

The Energy Team from the Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter meets at 202 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information contact nrgarizona@gmail.com.

The Consciousness Calendar is published weekly and provides selected events for the proceeding two weeks. Send calendar submissions for consideration to: generalcontact@moderntimesmagazine.com.
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