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April 22 To May 6

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Beyond Just May Flowers, The Final Month of Spring Brings A May Day Rally and Other Labor-Related Events, Presentations From Multiple SCOTUS Justices, Camp HERO, And The International Police Conference

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Modern Times Magazine

April 22, 2014 — The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will present, “Working Across the Aisle: Creating A Functioning Democracy,” 201 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 30.

The event features former U.S. Senator from Georgia and Chief Executive of the Nuclear Threat Initiative Sam Nunn, former U.S. Senator from Wyoming and co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Alan Simpson Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will also share the stage. The moderator is Dan Crippen, executive director of the National Governors Association and former director of the Congressional Budget Office.

According to press material, Nunn and Simpson will, “share their experience in working across party lines to build consensus and solve problems. The Senators will discuss the importance of collaborative leadership and encourage elected leaders to work together to build a stronger community, state and nation.”

Tickets start at $75. For more information visit http://web.phoenixchamber.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=2967.

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/.

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.

National Press Photographers Association Movie Night presented by the ASU Chapter of the National Press Photographers Association will host the documentary film Heartchild about 29-year-old Crys Worley, the mother of an autistic child, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7 p.m. For more information visit http://cronkite.asu.edu/node/3124.

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.

Ray Mabus, the 75th U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Power Matters: Energy Security and the US, Navy and Marine Corps, will appear at Tempe Center for the Arts, Lakeside Room, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe as part of the Wrigley Lecture Series. A reception is at 9 a.m., the lecture is 10 to 11:30 a.m. A light breakfast will be provided. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/ray-mabus.

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 to 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.

The City of Mesa Human Relations Advisory Board is hosting the first of its three-part series, Community Conversations on Inclusion and Diversity, at the Mesa Utilities Community Room, 640 N. Mesa Drive, Mesa, 10 a.m. to noon. For more information visit http://apps.mesaaz.gov/news/ArticleView.aspx?id=41804.

“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. Sens. 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.

A free Astronomy Open House is on the roof of the Bateman Physical Sciences Building, H Wing, 781 E. Terrace Road, Tempe, 8 to 10 p.m. For more information visit http://astopenhouse.com/.

The 31st Annual Answer to the Challenge three-day bike ride to Strawberry via Payson, Prescott to Jerome, and Mingus Mountain to Scottsdale (325 miles with more than 22,000 feet of climbing), is 25 to 27 April. Check in opens at 5 a.m. Friday. For more details visit http://www.pmbcaz.org/theanswer.html.

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 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 “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.

Tuesday, April 29

The Hunger Games: The Global Race to Build Civil Society with Fron Nahzi, global business development director at Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, is at ASU’s Wrigley Hall room 481, Tempe, 9:30 to 11 a.m. A light lunch will provided. The event is part of the university’s Global Institute of Sustainability’s Sustainability Lecture Series. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/fron-nahzi.

CLUK Symposium Campaign to Legalize Urban Kamping is at One Voice Community Center, 4442 N. Seventh Ave., suite 8, Phoenix, 6 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/239523056250851/.

Wednesday, April 30

ASU hosts Veterans for Immigration Reform at 699 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 9 to 1:30 p.m. The goal of the event is to highlight the vital role of immigrants to our military and therefore our national security as well as the plight of those who have served as immigrants and then were deported. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/248194322031175/.

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce presents Working Across the Aisle: Creating A Functioning Democracy, 201 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event features former U.S. Senator from Georgia and Chief Executive of the Nuclear Threat Initiative Sam Nunn, former U.S. Senator from Wyoming and co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Alan Simpson, and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. For more information visit http://web.phoenixchamber.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=2967.

Professor Steve Shennan of University College London makes a presentation as part of the Evolution of Social Complexity Colloquia series, at ASU’s ISTB-1 room 401, Tempe, at noon. The series is 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-11.

An Open Air Market is every Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Central Avenue and McKinley Street. For more information visit http://www.rooseveltrow.org/events/open-air-market-2-2014-04-30/.

Thursday, May 1

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce hosts a 20th Annual Legislative Wrap-Up at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Price includes breakfast and is $50 per ticket or $600 per table. Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs and Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives Andy Tobin will be part of the panel discussion. For more information visit http://web.phoenixchamber.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=3004.

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry presents an Arizona Labor and Employment Seminar at the Viad Corporate Center / Dial Building Concourse Level, 1850 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 8 a.m. to noon. For more information visit http://azchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/arizona-labor-employment-law-seminar-235089.

ASU’s School of Sustainability Open House and Student Project Showcase is in Tempe at Wrigley Hall 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Presentations include How to Create a TED Talk, Student Videos, a Sustainability Documentary, Agricultural-Urban Interface, School Ambassador Meet and Greet, and other class drop-ins. For more information visit  http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/sos-open-house-2014.

The Phoenix May Day Convergence Rally is at Downtown Phoenix Civic Space, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 4 to 7 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/713221198699996/.

A 2014 Ballot Measures Review presented by Arizona Advocacy Network will take place at a location to be determined at 6 p.m. For more information contact jon@advocacy.org and visit http://www.azadvocacy.org/forums-a-events-sp-862311977/upcoming-event-details/details/74-2014-ballot-measures-review.

The Phoenix Tea Party presents Fast and Furious Exposed: Remember 1986 featuring ATF Agent and whistleblower John Dodson at Coco’s Bakery and Restaurant, 4514 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information visit http://phoenixteaparty.ning.com/events/fast-furious-exposed.

A Green Building Lecture Series on Economic Value of Green: Disclosure and Empowerment, is at Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Scottsdale’s Green Building Program advocates responsible use of our natural resources towards a safe, healthy, and sustainable community, and these lectures are held the first Thursday of each month. For more information visit http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Events/EconValueofGreenDisclosureandEmpowerment_s_p16306?EventMode=View&EventOccurrence=0.

The Future of Food: Building Sustainable Food Systems in Indigenous Communities is at the Heard Museum Steele Hall, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7 p.m. For more information visit http://clas.asu.edu/future-food-building-sustainable-food-systems-indigenous-communities.

Friday, May 2

The Pink and the Red: An Art Show inspired by the documentary film Hunted, is at One Voice Community Center, 4442 N. Seventh Ave., suite 8, Phoenix, 6 to 8 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/253544511485267/.

The First Friday A.R.T.S. Market is in the Roosevelt Row Arts District in Downtown Phoenix, 6 to 10 p.m. For more information visit or http://www.artlinkphoenix.com/.

Saturday, May 3

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

Grassroots Organizing Training! Camp HERO! is May 3 to 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at location yet to be determined. Camp HERO is an intensive 24-hour training designed to teach the principles and skills of community organizing to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists and their allies. Youth ages 18-25 are free, and $50 scholarships may be available upon requests. Workshop topics include Developing Strategies and Building Coalitions, The Nuts and Bolts of Organizing, and Finding Your Voice: Telling Your Story. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1389736557952966/ and http://www.herophoenix.org/.

Celebrate Law Day at the Dobson Ranch Library Branch 2425 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn tools to find guidance on legal matters, bring questions and participate in an audience Q&A, listen to a panel of attorneys discuss their specialties, and consider setting up appointments with attorneys. For more information visit http://events.mesalibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=5182.

Cinco de Mayo Festival and Chihuahua Races are at 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.chandleraz.gov/anevent.aspx?C_UID=5365.

The FITPhx Puppet Show for Children’s Mental Health Awareness is at South Mountain Community Library, 7050 S. 24th Street, Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join the presenters for a free puppet show to “build circles of wellness” for mentally ill children in our community, and participate in activities and learn about the importance of family, youth and community involvement in the children’s mental health environment. Sponsored by Mentally Ill Kids in Distress (MIKID) and the library. For more information visit http://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=8787&lib=.

A Brown Bag Climate Change Lecture is at the Environmental Education Center at Veterans Oasis Park, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler, 11 a.m. to noon. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1431611850417006/.

The 16th Annual You Look Marvelous Fashion Show is at 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 1 p.m. This program is designed for individuals with disabilities to build self esteem, learn how to walk onstage, and promote awareness for all the amazing abilities that they have. For ticket prices and more information visit http://www.chandleraz.gov/anevent.aspx?C_UID=5364.

Jane’s Walk: Phoenix is at the Downtown Phoenix Old Post Office, 522 N. Central Ave., 6:30 p.m. The event is in honor of famed urbanist Jane Jacobs, who prevented highways from carving up Manhattan and Toronto. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1401007636834494/.

Sunday, May 4

North Tempe Community Market is at 620 N. Mill Ave., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., each Sunday through December 31, 2015. For more information visit http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Events/NorthTempeCommMarket_s_p16899?EventMode=View&EventOccurrence=7.

Tuesday, May 6

A Conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 15th annual John P. Frank Memorial Lecture, is at ASU Gammage, Tempe, 6 p.m. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster ($5 plus service fee). For more information visit http://clas.asu.edu/conversation-ruth-bader-ginsburg.

The Phoenix Watch Party Climate Change Action Event will view and discuss the program Years of Living Dangerously at a Phoenix location to be announced, 6 to 8 p.m. For more information telephone John Curran at 602-301-7456 and visit https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/climatechangeactionevent/gs8dvq.

2012 National Geographic Explorer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis will speak at the Burton Barr Central Library Pulliam Auditorium, First Floor, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information visit http://blueridgehikingco.com/.

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