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April 1 To 15

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April Blows In With The Annual Pride Parade And Festival, A Phoenix Cannabis Coalition Rally At The Capitol, The 39th Maricopa County Fair, And ASU’s Earth Day Soccer Classic

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Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

April 1, 2014 — The Maricopa Association of Governments’ Second Binational Economic Forum is at the Asociación de Agentes Aduanales de Nogales (Customs Brokers Association of Nogales), S. Calle Pirgos/N. Colonia Kalitea, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, April 10 and 11, 10 a.m.
The economic meeting is a reminder that the Phoenix Metro is an important international city because of it’s size and its proximity to the Southwestern border.
The event schedule for day one includes a welcome from Nogales, Sonora Mayor Ramon Guzman Munoz and Economic Development Director Manuel Hopkins Ruiz, as well as various presentations, from MAG Chairman and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith; Guaymos, Sonora Mayor Otto Claussen Iberi; Tucson, Ariz. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild; Ciudad Obregon, Sonora Mayor Rogelio Diaz Brown; Nogales, Ariz. Mayor Arturo Carino; Hermosillo, Sonora Mayor Alejandro Lopez Caballero; Florence, Ariz. Mayor Tom Rankin; Casa Grande, Ariz. Mayor Bob Jackson; Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, and Avondale, Ariz. Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers.
Day one also features a presentation from Cali Baja Bi-National Mega Region Executive Director Christina Anne Luhn.
Day two includes presentations from Alamos, Sonora Mayor Jose Benjamin Anaya Rosas; Arizpe, Sonora Mayor Vidal Vasquez Chacon; Rocky Point, Sonora Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazuela, and Mexican Federal Economic Delegate for the State of Sonora, Luis Nunez Noriega.
“Through this agreement we will work towards an international promotion plan that encompasses each of our cities and sectors, promoting in this each of our strengths in industry, commerce, and tourism, working through binational work commissions in areas of security, education, transport, culture, art, productive infrastructure and economic development,” according to Mayor Ramon Guzman Munoz of Nogales, Sonora.
Regional organizations represented at the event include League of Arizona Cities and Towns, the Sun Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization, Central Arizona Governments Association, Pima Association of Governments, the Cali Baja Bi-National Region, the Sonoran Mountain Range Region, the Sonoran River Region and the Coastline Region.  
For supporting documents and more information at the Maricopa Association of Governments’ website, visit http://www.azmag.gov/Events/Event.asp?CMSID=5850.

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/.

A Police Complaints and Use of Force Citizens’ Review Panel is at 251 N. Desert Breeze Blvd. West, Chandler, 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=270.

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.

The Phoenix Cannabis Coalition will rally near the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 5 p.m. The event is in support of HB 2333, a bill that would use the state’s medical marijuana fund to pay for researching the use of medicinal cannabis for treating veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1476153592597417/.

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.

Thursday, April 3

The Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Domestic Violence Council meets at 302 N. First Ave., suite 300, Phoenix, 2 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azmag.gov/Events/Event.asp?CMSID=5850.

A Gender and Masculinity Forum presented by Sigma Lambda Beta-Chi Beta and Sigma Lambda Gamma-Pi Delta, ASU’s COOR 174, Tempe, 5 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/679869365414450/.

Friday, April 4

A film screening of Criminal Queers and a Queer/Trans Prison Justice Panel is at Marston Exploration Theater, 781 E. Terrace Road, Tempe, 5 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/474388909329660/.

Downtown Phoenix’s First Friday is one of the nation’s largest, self-guided art walks, 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/.

The 15th Annual Chandler Jazz Festival is at A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, April 4 and 5 all day. For more information visit http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=160.

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/.

A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is at Center Street Facility, 2412 N. Center Street, Mesa, 8 a.m. to noon. For more information visit http://www.mesaaz.gov/waste/HHW.aspx.

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/.

The Mesa Arts & Crafts Festival is every first and third Saturday, October through April, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit http://apps.mesaaz.gov/EventCalendar/Default.aspx?edtid=14504.

A showing of Food Inc. and a community picnic is at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 5 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/200467826829456/.

A Leadership Institute, a “premiere conservative organization that was founded by Morton Blackwell in the late 1960s,” is sponsoring Training for Young Adults, an all-day event at the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 2520 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, April 5 and 6. For more information visit http://phoenixteaparty.ning.com/events/leadership-institute-training-for-young-adults.

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.

“Attacks on the Press: Leak Prosecutions and Digital Surveillance” is presented at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Committee to Protect Journalists and Bloomberg News are hosting this free public discussion. For more information visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/node/3109.

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.

Wednesday, April 9

Sexual Violence Core Advocacy Training is at the Family Advocacy Center, 2120 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, from 8:30 a.m. April 9 to 4 p.m. April 11. For more information visit
http://phoenix.eventful.com/events/sexual-violence-core-advocacy-training-/E0-001-066741137-0.

The Barebones Preparedness (formerly the Desert Ops Training) Meetup group is hosting Self Sustainability Info Night: What is Aquaponics? at Endless Food Systems, 1725 W. Williams Drive, building D, suite 37, Phoenix, 6:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Desertopstraining/events/167868702/.

Democracy for America meets on the second Wednesday of the month at Gourmet House of Hong Kong, 1438 E. McDowell, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information visit http://www.democracyforamerica.com/.

Former senior military intelligence officer and Veterans Writing Project founder Ron Capps presents ‘Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years,” 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.changinghands.com/event/capps-apr14.

ArizonaLibertyR3VOLUTION Meetup hosts an Arizona Common Law Grand Jury Monthly Meeting at Total Wine and More, 8544 S. Emerald Drive, Tempe, 7 to 8 p.m. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/ArizonaLibertyR3VOLUTION/events/171044112/.

Thursday, April 10

The Maricopa Association of Governments Second Binational Economic Forum is at the Asociación de Agentes Aduanales de Nogales (Customs Brokers Association of Nogales), S. Calle Pirgos/N. Colonia Kalitea, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, April 10 and 11, 10 a.m. For supporting documents and more information visit http://www.azmag.gov/Events/Event.asp?CMSID=5850.

“What’s Past is Prologue: Lessons from the Past 40 Years of Energy Policy,” presented by Roger Sant, co-founder of The AES Corporation and chairman of The Summit Foundation, is at ASU’s Wrigley Hall Room 481, noon to 1:15 p.m., Tempe. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/roger-sant.

ASU’s Archaeological Institute of America lecture presents Scott MacEachern with “Genetics and African Prehistory: Possibilities and Challenges,” Business Administration C Wing Room 116, Tempe, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/aia-lecture-scott-maceachern.

“State of Deception: The Jewish Experience” is at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join Dr. Larry Bell, director of the Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, for a book talk related to the holocaust, its effect and the aftermath for survivors. For more information visit  http://bit.ly/1bHO8WA or https://www.facebook.com/events/1374675399473367/.

Friday, April 11

The Fourth Annual ASU Human Rights Film Festival is April 11 through 13 at ASU’s Armstrong Hall in Tempe. For more information and for show times visit http://clas.asu.edu/4th-annual-asu-human-rights-film-festival.

Stand With Monica Jones At Her Trial (rescheduled from March 14) protest/action event meets on the steps of the Phoenix Municipal Court, 200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, at 8 a.m. The hearing is at 9 a.m. The defendant is a transgender woman of color who 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/605034922907099/.

Saturday, April 12

The 2014 Liver Wellness Walk is at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 8 a.m. The walk is dog friendly. For more information visit http://www.liverfoundation.org/.

The Earth Day Soccer Classic six-on-six co-recreational tournament is at ASU Intramural Fields, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tempe. Sponsors are the School of Sustainability, Green Living Magazine, Tempe Sister City, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, and One World Futbol, coinciding with 2014 Earth Day celebrations. For more information visit http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/earthday-soccer.

Walking Phoenix presents Heart to Heart Walk, a ten mile walk from North Mountain Park (Seventh Street and Peoria) to CityScape Downtown, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is meant to create awareness of health and walkability in municipal design. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1420739214842426/.

The Fifth Annual Great Solar Cookout with ASU’s School of Sustainability is at the ASU Recreation Field by the Student Rec Center north of Apache, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/greatsolarcookout.

The Rock & Run at the Rip for Special Olympics is at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert, 10:15 a.m. For more information visit http://www.getsetaz.com.

The Pedal the Parks with Grid Bike Share demo is at CO+HOOTS, 1027 E. Washington Street, suite 107, Phoenix, 11 a.m. The Roasted Shallot food truck will be onsite to serve lunch. Ride starts at 11:45 a.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/810211725659565/.

The March Against Sodium Fluoride - Arizona - will be held at a location yet to be determined, noon to 2 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1436814516534171/.

The Phoenix Philosophy Meetup group discusses the question, Is There a Universal Ethic? at 24 Carrots, 1701 E. Guadalupe Road, Tempe, 1:15 p.m. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/PHX-philosophy/.

Sunday, April 13

Food Not Bombs Food Preparation is at The Hive, 4422 N. 22nd Drive, Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food Not Bombs is an international, loosely knit group of independent collectives and community activists serving free vegan and vegetarian food to others. The group serves a large amount of food each Sunday afternoon at Margaret T. Hance park. For more information visit http://www.foodnotbombs.net/arizona.html.

The 2014 AzTA/ADOT Annual Conference and Bus Roadeo is April 13 through 15 at the University Park Marriott in Tucson. The conference will highlight and discuss technology trends and future technology in the industry, focusing on developing standards for transit service delivery and system development. For more information and event agenda visit http://www.azta.org/conference/overview/2014-azta-adot-annual-spring-conference-bus-roadeo.

Monday, April 14

Global Day of Action Phoenix Solidarity: Where Do Your Taxes Go? is at the office of U.S. Sen. Jake Flake, 2200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 11 a.m. Participants will meet on the Camelback side of the complex to for debriefing on National Priorities Talking Points regarding the 2015 budget. Organizers are calling for a peaceful, polite office visit. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/666671710045852 or http://www.demilitarize.org/.

The Puente Human Rights Movement meets on Mondays, 1306 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For moree information visit http://www.puenteaz.org/.

Tonatierra: Embassy of Indigenous People meets Mondays, 812 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information visit http://tonatierra.org/ or www.nahuacalli.org.

First Amendment Forum “News: An Industry of Nonstop Changes” is presented by ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7 p.m. Lou Ferrara, vice president and managing editor of The Associated Press makes the presentation. For more information visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/node/3045.

Tuesday, April 15

Somos America meets Tuesdays at Painters Union Hall, 210 N. 24th Street, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.somosamerica.org/.

“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.

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