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March 25 To April 8

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Spring In The Phoenix Metro Is Well Under Way With The 34th Annual Phoenix Pride Parade And Festival, The Great March For Climate Action, And The Black And Latino Coalition Project

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Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

March 25, 2014 — Dozens of climate champions from all over the United States and throughout the world are walking through Phoenix from Long Beach, Calif., en route to Washington D.C. on April 7 and 8, with the Great March for Climate Action (www.climatemarch.org).
Margaret T. Hance Park, 1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 4 to 6 p.m., is their first big city stop. There are four opportunities to hang out with the marchers and become a participant:
1. Walk with the marchers for 15 miles, from ASU West to Hance Park, starting about 9 a.m. Monday morning, arriving by 4 p.m.
2. Attend the rally from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hance Park.
3. Take a marcher home with you for the night on Monday night, and give them the first chance in six weeks to sleep in a bed and eat a home-cooked meal.
4. Choose to walk out of town with the marchers on Tuesday, April 8 from Hance Park to the next stop (near the junction of Shea Boulevard and State Highway 87) on the way to New Mexico.
There will be music at Hance Park from 4 to 5 on Monday by the all-female steel drum band, Steelin’ the Night Away. Also, the marchers will give several short positive speeches about the march and their cause at the park. Regardless which part of the event you attend, organizers encourage you to bring signs which read “Phoenix (Hearts) Climate Marchers.”
Sign up to become a marcher at http://climatemarch.org/march/apply-to-march-1/ and on Tuesday morning be at the park to step off to a clean and green future.
Other towns on the route are Parker, Bouse, Hope, Salome, Aguila, Wickenburg, Wittman, Surprise, Payson, Heber/Overgaard, Snowflake, Concho, and St. Johns.
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1432796260291762.

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, 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 nonperishable 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.

A screening of the film The Dream Is Now, is at North Mountain Brewing Company, 522 Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, 7 to 9 p.m. The film is put forth by concerned citizens who wish to reform U.S. immigration policy. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/260206120819395/.

Wednesday, March 26

An Open Air Market is every Wednesday at Central Avenue and McKinley Street in Phoenix, 5 to 8 p.m. It is a natural gathering place that celebrates neighborhoods and the neighbors. Everything on sale at the market is grown or made by the person selling it. For more information visit http://www.phxpublicmarket.com/.

Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation presents Money In Politics at 1151 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, 6 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azadvocacy.org/forums-a-events-sp-862311977/upcoming-event-details/details/75-money-in-politics.

A discussion of Emotional Intelligence for Business and Life is at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program looks at the application of emotional intelligence in the context of a small business situation. For more information visit https://tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=20&recordid=16170.

The Phoenix Philosophy Meetup Group discusses What is Man’s Most Important Psychological Need? at Tsom Cafe, 933 E. University, Tempe. Socializing begins at 6:15 p.m., discussion runs 6:45 to 9. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/PHX-philosophy/events/171127512/.

Thursday, March 27

Tempe Festival of the Arts is March 28 through 30, in Tempe’s Mill Avenue District, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.tempefestivalofthearts.com/.

The Annual Pedrick Lecture, featuring Arthur Miller is at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Armstrong Hall, 1100 S. McAllister Ave., Tempe, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information visit http://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/WebEvents/EventDetails.aspx?laweventid=297429.

The Barrett Honors Lecture Series at ASU presents Holly Swyers’ “There Are No Grown-Ups Here: In Search of the New Adulthood,” at the Cottonwood Building Room 101/103, Barrett 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-holly-swyers/.

ASU’s Sustainability Series of lectures presents “Heritage vs. Modern Wheat: What are the Differences?” featuring Joy Hought, director of education of Native Seed/SEARCH, at Wrigley Hall Room 481, Tempe, noon to 1:15 p.m. For more information visit http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/joy-hought.

State of Deception Film Series: Propaganda through the Decades is at the Burton Barr Central Library Pulliam Auditorium on the First Floor, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The series addresses subjects including National Socialist propaganda, McCarthyism, the Cold War, anti-Soviet sentiments, and the war in Vietnam. This week’s movie will be Platoon. For more information visit http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/Interest-Guides/Pages/State-of-Deception--The-Power-of-Nazi-Propaganda.aspx.

A screening of the film Trending Race: Shaping and Embracing Black and Latino Identity, is presented by the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy’s Black and Latino Coalition Project at multiple ASU locations: England Building, Civic Park Space, downtown Phoenix campus, Cooley Ballroom, Student Union, ASU Polytechnic campus, Discovery Hall Room 150, the Tempe campus, the West campus, and the Verde Dining Pavilion, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/645802035469045/.

Friday, March 28

Managing the Threat of Catastrophes: Can Economic Analysis Inform Policy? is at ASU’s Wrigley Hall room 481, Tempe, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Robert Pindyck Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd. and professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management will make the presentation. For more information visit http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/robert-pindyck.

The 37th Annual Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts is March 28 through 30 in Tempe’s Mill Avenue district features 400-plus national artists and craftspeople, traditional and ethnic foods, continuous entertainment on multiple stages, street fair atmosphere with street performers, and hands-on activities for children. The free event runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information visit http://www.tempefestivalofthearts.com.

The Black and Latino Coalition Project presents a Community-Building Workshop and Strategy Session, ASU Mercado, 502 Monroe Street, Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1432388023673140/.

Activist Edward James Olmos, filmmaker Lasana O. Hotep, and ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy founding director Matthew C. Whitaker, as part of the Black and Latino Coalition Project, will participate in a moderated discussion, at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/328058087348487/.

The Chandler Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, presents Bella Gaia, at 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 7:30 p.m. The program is an immersive multimedia exploration of the relationship between human civilization and our ecosystem with a message of oneness and sacred dance. For more information visit http://www.bellagaia.com.

Saturday, March 29

Phoenix Start! Heart Walk is at Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, 8 a.m. to noon. The event is a 5K or one-mile noncompetitive fundraiser followed by a Heart Healthy Festival, health screenings, interactive and educational booths, live band, kid’s games, and celebrity appearances. For more information visit http://www.PhoenixHeartWalk.org.

The Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market is every Saturday until June 1 at 3806 N. Brown Drive, Scottsdale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit http://www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com/.

The Third Annual Art Is Alive Arts and Cultural Festival is March 29 and 30 at Surprise Community Park, 15960 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.WHAM-art.org.

The Second Annual Tianguis Fuerza Local event, bringing the buy local message to the Spanish-speaking community, is at Golden Gate Community Center, 1625 N. 39th Ave., Phoenix, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/218603975012187/.

Standing for Life in a Culture of Death, featuring Shane Krauser from the American Academy for Constitutional Education, is presented by Arizona Right to Life at Roosevelt Community Church, 924 N. First Street, Phoenix, 10 a.m. to noon. For more information visit http://azrtl.org/index.php/get-involved/events/.

Arizona’s Moral March: A Call To Action, is at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse, 401 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., sponsored by Equality Arizona and Phoenix Pride. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/564195483677285/.

Puente Ink Black Literature Celebration is at 1306 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, 1 to 4 p.m. Join Puente Ink and Rashaad Thomas to celebrate the life and literature of Amiri Baraka, Alice Walker, and James Baldwin through education, poetry, and printmaking. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/606733042740329/.

Monday, March 31

Need for Speed: The Ethics of Automotive Journalism is presented by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7 p.m. For more information visit http://cronkiteconversations.asu.edu/2014/01/march-31-need-for-speed-the-ethics-of-automotive-journalism/.

Tuesday, April 1

ASU’s Sustainability Series presents The Power of Aquaponics with George Brooks, Wrigley Hall, room 481, Tempe, noon to 1:15 p.m. For more information visit http://community.theaquaponicsource.com/profile/DrGeorgeBBrooksJr?xg_source=activity.

The Downtown Chandler Farmers Market is at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 3 to 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.downtownchandler.org/.

ASU’s Sustainability Series presents America’s Role in a Changing Arctic with Ambassador David Balton, Memorial Union Pima Room, Tempe, 4 to 5:30 p.m. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/david-balton.

The Arab Spring and its Consequences presented by Kurt Jefferson is at the Mesa Center for Higher Education, 245 W. Second Street, Mesa, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is part of the Spring Scholars Series and those who are pondering college, and where they might go or are picking a major are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Hillarie.Price@westminster-mo.edu/.

Wednesday, April 2

The Trail to Deportation demonstration March begins at 9 a.m., April 2, at the the Phoenix Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office, 2035 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, and concludes at 10 a.m., April 5, at the Eloy Detention Center in Eloy. People in deportation proceedings, families of deported peoples and of people in detention, those at risk of deportation, and allies will make the three-day expedition. For more  information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/263208353855548/.

The Evolution of Social Complexity Colloquium is at ASU’s ISTB-1 Room 401, Tempe, at noon. Martie Haselton of UCLA for is the presenter in the latest of this new series sponsored by the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the Institute of Human Origins and the Consortium for Biosocial Complex Systems. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/evolution-social-complexity-colloquium-9.

Thursday, April 3

The Contesting Visions of Peace conference is at ASU’s West Hall room 135, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presenters include Amyn B. Sajoo, Ranabir Samaddar, Samuel Moyn, and Zillah Eisenstein. For more information visit http://csrc.asu.edu/programs/conference/contesting-visions-peace.

State of Deception Film Series: Propaganda through the Decades is at the Burton Barr Central Library Pulliam Auditorium on the First Floor, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The series addresses subjects including National Socialist propaganda, McCarthyism, the Cold War, anti-Soviet sentiments, and the war in Vietnam. This week’s movie is Rocky IV. For more information visit http://bit.ly/1dwSB2R.

The Green Building Lecture Series on Deconstruction, Waste and Reuse is at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free. For more information visit http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/greenbuilding.

Friday, April 4

Downtown Phoenix hosts one of the nation’s largest, self-guided artwalks, and Roosevelt Row serves as a central hub for the monthly affair, every first Friday, 6 to 10 p.m. Tour galleries, venues and art-related spaces to see a variety of artwork and to enjoy the spirit and culture of the city, and mingle with other residents and visitors. Free event shuttles are headquartered at the Phoenix Art Museum and available throughout town. For more information visit http://artlinkphoenix.com/first-fridays/.

Reinvent Phoenix Design Unveiling and Community Design Workshop is at the Phoenix Financial Center, 3443 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Event organizers (ASU, St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, Urban Land Institute, and Local First Arizona) are seeking input regarding the future of urban development along Phoenix’s light rail system. For more information visit http://reinventphx.org/.

Sci-Fi Fridays at the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts presents Probing the First Stars with Radio Arrays in the Deep Desert, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, 6 to 7 p.m. For more information visit www.tempe.gov/TCAGallery.

First Friday Poetry: 40th Anniversary Open Reading is at 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 7 p.m. Participants are asked to bring up to three typed pages of your own work. For more information visit http://www.changinghands.com/event/fridaypoetry-apr14.

The Religious Right's War on Sex: The attack on Law, Lust and Liberty is presented by Dr. Marty Klein at ASU’s Memorial Union Building, Tempe, 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.au-gp.org/.

Saturday, April 5

Scottsdale’s Old Town Farmers Market is Saturdays until June 1 at 3806 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com/.

Changing Hands Bookstore 40th Anniversary Celebration is at 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 9:30 a.m. For more information visit http://www.changinghands.com/40th.

A Landscape Workshop - Xeriscape Garden Tour is at 5401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, 10 a.m. to noon. For more information visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Water/Conservation/workshops.

The Phoenix Pride Parade begins at Third Street and Thomas and ends at Third Street and Indian School. Step off time is at 10 a.m. The Phoenix Pride Festival is April 5 and 6 at Steele Indian School Park, 300 Indian School Road, each day from noon to 9 p.m. For more information visit http://www.phoenixpride.org/.

Monday, April 7

How Modern Technology Empowers Indigenous Communities, featuring National Geographic Society Fellow Chris Rainier and co-sponsored by the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability is at the Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, noon to 1 p.m. For more information visit http://sustainabilitysolutions.asu.edu/docs/gios/emails/wssi/apr7-rainier.html.

Dozens of climate advocates from all over the United States and throughout the world are walking through Phoenix from Long Beach, Calif., headed to Washington D.C. on April 7 and 8 with the Great March for Climate Action (www.climatemarch.org). Margaret T. Hance Park, 1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 4 to 6 p.m., is their first big city stop. The additional stops in AZ are listed below and in a post. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1432796260291762.

Narrating Community and Imagining Neighborhood Futures is at 1268 W. Pierce Street, Phoenix, 6 to 8 p.m. Join Brandon B. Ferderer, ASU Communication and Performance Studies instructor to explore the stories that have shaped downtown Phoenix. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/515679921884155/.

Tuesday, April 8

Then, Then, & Now: 40 Years of Reproductive Rights under Roe v. Wade is at Armstrong Hall’s Great Hall, 1100 S. McAllister Ave., at ASU Tempe, noon to 1 p.m. For more information visit http://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/WebEvents/EventDetails.aspx?laweventid=294209.

Safety, Soldier, Scapegoat: Pat Tillman and American Civil Religion, a public lecture by Jonathan Ebel, is at ASU’s West Hall Room 135, Tempe, 3 to 4:30 p.m. The event is brought by the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict’s Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Program, and sponsored by the university’s Office of Veteran and Military Academic Engagement. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/safety-soldier-scapegoat-pat-tillman-and-american-civil-religion-lecture-jonathan-ebel.

Can Ethics Be Taught? by Dr. Selcen Phelps is presented as part of the Spring Scholars Series at the Mesa Center for Higher Education, 245 W. Second Street in Mesa, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is part of the Spring Scholars Series and those who are pondering college, and where they might go or are picking a major are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Hillarie.Price@westminster-mo.edu.

A free screening of the film Shift is at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 7 to 9 p.m. Afterwards, filmmakers Sam and Katie Fulbright will discuss the subject of the film, which is climate change. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/shift-film.

End the War Coalition meets on Tuesdays at Aside of Heart, 901 N. Fifth Street, Phoenix, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The group gathers to set partisan and ideological differences aside for the sole purpose of uniting to achieve peace on Earth. For more information, contact firstfridayman@hotmail.com.

The Envisioning Phoenix Film Series’ second event showcases the film <I>Detropia, (http://www.detropiathefilm.com/), a documentary telling of “the rise and fall of the American Dream” through the story of Detroit, Mich., at FilmBar Phoenix, 815 N. Second Street, 7 to 9:30 p.m. For $9 tickets and to RSVP visit http://bit.ly/1cRC06z.

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