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May 6 To 20

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As The 2014 Election Grows Closer, Partisan Events Abound As Do Community Education Opportunities, Chances To Engage Yourself And Others And To Find New Perspectives

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Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

May 6, 2014 — You Put Your Whole Self In: A Conversation about Prison-Based Theatre is Wednesday, May 14, at ASU’s Nelson Fine Arts Center room 133, 51 E. Tenth Street, Tempe, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Director/facilitator Julie Rada will present a brief talk based on her experiences facilitating the development of Grounded: It’s Breathtaking, a collaboratively devised new performance at Eyman State Prison with approximately 20 men.
In completing her master of fine arts degree at ASU, Rada facilitated the development of the original, ensemble-based performance with 20 inmates at the men’s medium-security yard at Eyman State Prison in Florence, Ariz. She supported the inmate participants in devising the script and its production, for performance for other inmates at the Eyman facility and invited guests.
The production is Eyman’s third prison project; she taught Shakespeare at Florence State Prison with ASU’s English Department, and conducted workshops in physical dramaturgies with Humanity Behind Walls for women at Perryville Prison.
Rada will share her work with the ASU community and public at large, since the original April 11 production was performed behind walls. The conversation will be followed by a staged reading of selections from the text, then a question-and-answer session.
For more information visit http://www.julierada.com/current-projects/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/582082151899957/.

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 the Sierra Club, 202 E. McDowell Road, suite 277, Phoenix, 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/.

The Sierra Club’s Palo Verde Group Conservation Committee Meeting is in the second floor conference room of the Quality Inn and Suites, 202 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month except April, July, August, and December. For more information visit http://paloverdegroup.org/.

Freedom’s Fight Night (Great Constitutional Debate) is at Poston Butte High School, 32375 N. Gantzel Road, Queen Creek, 7 to 9 p.m. The event is organized by the American Academy for Constitutional Education. Debaters are Congressional District 4 candidate Mikel Weisser and Shane Krauser of the AACE. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/ArizonaLibertyR3VOLUTION/events/178789522/.

Wednesday, May 7

The Maricopa Association of Government’s Regional Community Network Working Group is in the Ironwood Room, Second Floor, 302 N. First Ave., Phoenix, 8:45 a.m. For more information visit http://www.azmag.gov/Events/Event.asp?CMSID=5738/.

An Arizona Corporation Commission Workshop on Value and Cost of Distributed Generation is in Hearing Room One, 1200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 10 a.m. For more information visit www.azcc.gov/Divisions/Administration/Meetings/Agendas/2014/5-7-14som.wkshp.pdf.

The News Stand Current Events Discussion Group is at 4525 E. Paradise Village Pkwy., North, Phoenix, 1 to 2 p.m. For more information visit http://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=2183&lib=.

An Arts Education Showcase presents Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Virginia G. Piper Theater, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/arts-education-showcase/.

State of Deception: Do Words Kill? Hate Speech, Propaganda and Incitement to Genocide, is at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7 to 8 p.m. The presentation will also be made on May 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Director of the Center for the Prevention of Genocide Mike Abramowitz, Director of Research and Projects for the Center of the Prevention of Genocide Elizabeth White, and journalist Len Downie, Jr. are the presenters. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1396514923946445/.

End the War Coalition meets at Aside of Heart, 901 N. Fifth Street, Phoenix, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information visit www.facebook.com/pages/End-the-War-Coalition/163910443624195/.

The Sierra Club’s Inner City Outings (ICO) Meetup Group monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. (location is only disclosed to Meetup Group members). The ICO is dedicated to providing outdoor opportunities to people who would otherwise not have them. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Grand-Canyon-Chapter/events/177897772/.

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication presents Mark Leibovich in a conversation with John D’Anna: “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!—In America's Gilded Capital,” 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.changinghands.com/event/leibovich-may14/.

Thursday, May 8

State of Deception: Media and Propaganda Panel Discussion presents a conversation with Mike Abramowitz, director for the Center of the Prevention of Genocide and former Washington Post columnist, and several ASU faculty from the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at Burton Barr Central Library’s Pulliam Auditorium, first floor, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program complements the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's traveling exhibit, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda. For more information visit http://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=28&lib=.

Friday, May 9

The 12th Annual Music in May series is on Fridays at the ACC Community Park Amphitheater, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem, 7 to 9 p.m. For more information visit http://www.onlineatanthem.com/music-may.

Saturday, May 10

In Observation of Missing Children’s Day, the Hope Run is at Kiwanis Park, 5900 S. All American Way, Tempe, 7:30 a.m. Proceeds from the event go to American Association for Lost Children. For more information visit http://www.4peaksracing.com/.

The Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter is hosting a Lake Pleasant Hike, Picnic, and Swim at Lake Pleasant Park, 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road, Morristown, at the end of North Park Road, 8 a.m. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Grand-Canyon-Chapter/events/175568622/.

A Greater Phoenix Chapter of Organizing For Action meeting and training event is at the Greater Phoenix Urban League, 1407 S. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, 1 to 4 p.m. For more information contact John Curran at 602-301-7456.

Dinner and a Movie Night featuring the film Food Inc. is at Organic Shores restaurant, 4030 E. Bell Road, #112, Phoenix, 6:15 p.m. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/RAWphx/events/179428462/.

Sunday, May 11

Food Not Bombs Food Preparation is on Sundays at The Hive, 4422 N. 22nd Drive, Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Afterward, a large amount of food is served by the group each week at Margaret T. Hance park, 1202 N. Third Street, Phoenix. For more information visit http://www.foodnotbombs.net/arizona.html.

Monday, May 12

The 2014 East Valley Statesperson's Luncheon, sponsored by Arizona Public Services utility company, is at the Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa, 1011 W. Holmes Ave., Mesa, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The event features a moderated conversation with Congressman Matt Salmon and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema. For registration, ticket prices, and more details visit http://evpazassoc.weblinkconnect.com/events/2014-East-Valley-Statesperson%27s-Luncheon-Sponsored-by-APS-285/details.

The Puente Human Rights Movement meets Mondays at 1306 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more 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 http://www.nahuacalli.org.

Tuesday, May 13

The Maricopa Association of Governments Street Committee Meeting is at the Chaparral room, second floor, 302 N. First Ave., Phoenix, 1 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azmag.gov/Events/Event.asp?CMSID=5687.

A TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) Talk and Coffee is at the Red Mountain Branch Library’s THINKspot, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa, 6 to 7 p.m. For more information visit http://events.mesalibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=5208.

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

Wednesday, May 14

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry presents the 2014 Manufacturer of the Year Summit & Awards Luncheon at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel, 340 N. Third Street, Phoenix, 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. For more information visit http://azchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/2014-manufacturer-of-the-year-summit-awards-luncheon-235085#sthash.V3TV0AXq.dpuf.

ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability presents Rethinking Governance from a Dutch Perspective: The Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Case is presented by Bart de Jong, strategic advisor of economic and aviation affairs for the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, Holland, at ASU’s Wrigley Hall, room 481, Tempe, noon to 1:15 p.m. De Jong will discuss the management system of the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/bart-de-jong.

You Put Your Whole Self In: A Conversation about Prison-Based Theatre is at ASU’s Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th Street, Tempe, 4:30 p.m. Julie Rada will present a brief talk based on her experiences facilitating the development of “Grounded: It’s Breathtaking,” a collaboratively devised new performance at Eyman State Prison with approximately 20 men. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/582082151899957/.

Randy Murray Productions presents a private screening of The Joe Show, all about “America’s most controversial Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, and his ring-master’s approach to modern media, politics, and law enforcement,” 631 N. First Ave., suite 101, Phoenix, 5:30 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1435900656658348/.

Self Sustainability Info Night - What is Solar for Aquaponics? is presented 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/barebonespreparedness/events/167869462/.

Thursday, May 15

Timothy Sandefur discusses his latest book Conscience of the Constitution at the Goldwater Institute Auditorium, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix, at noon. For more information visit  http://goldwaterinstitute.org/events/timothy-sandefurs-conscience-constitution-book-discussion-signing-and-qa.

A public hearing on the Maricopa Association of Governments Eight-Hour Ozone Plan-Submittal of Marginal Area Requirements for the Maricopa Non-Attainment Area is at 302 N. First Ave., Saguaro Room, second floor, Phoenix, 5:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azmag.gov/Events/Event.asp?CMSID=5860.

Changing Hands Bookstore presents Peter H. Eichstaedt: The Dangerous Divide: Peril and Promise on the US-Mexico Border, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.changinghands.com/event/eichstaedt-may14.

The ASU Art Museum International Artist Residency at Combine Studios presents Film Outdoors: Mercedes Sosa –The Voice of Latin America, 821 N. Third Street, Phoenix, 7:30 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/303149593174689/.

Friday, May 16

Businesses extend their hours and host local artists for Mesa Up @ Nite: Downtown Mesa, 20 E. Main Street, Mesa, 6 to 11 p.m. For a full list of participating merchants extending their hours, visit http://mesaaz.gov/ToDo/MesaUpNite.aspx.

The Chandler Art Walk is in downtown Chandler, 6 to 10 p.m. For more information visit http://www.chandlerartwalk.com.

Saturday, May 17

Benefitting Children First Academy, the Fourth Annual Splash Mob 5K Fun Run and Walk is at Big Surf, 1500 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 7 a.m. For more information visit  http://www.splashmob5k.com.

Visit Southwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center with the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club, 27026 N. 156th Street, Scottsdale, 10 a.m. For more information visit  
http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Grand-Canyon-Chapter/events/178123992/.

State of Deception: Human Library is at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members of the public can “check out” human “books” for 45 minutes at a time and hear their stories from Holocaust survivors, former Rosie the Riveters, and veterans. The program complements State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda traveling exhibit in partnership with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. For more information visit
http://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=35&lib

Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, The New Black takes viewers into the pews, the streets, and kitchen tables as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue, at the Main Library, Saguaro Room 125, 64 E. First Street, Mesa, 6 to 8 p.m. The screening is part of the Women and Girls Lead campaign. A panel of local community leaders will lead a discussion after the film. For more information visit http://events.mesalibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=4768.

Sunday, May 18

The 13th Annual Tempe International Triathlon is at Tempe Town Lake, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, 6:30 a.m. For more information visit http://www.trifind.net.

A GMO Teach-In and Printing Party with Puente Ink is at 1306 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, 1 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/262197267297201/.

Monday, May 19

The Maricopa Association of Governments Continuum of Care Regional Committee on Homelessness is at 302 N. First Ave., second floor, Saguaro Room, Phoenix, 1:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azmag.gov/Events/Event.asp?CMSID=5730.

The May Career Fair @ Tempe is presented by ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Schools of Business and Engineering, and career services department on the second floor of Memorial Union, Tempe, 2 to 4 p.m. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/may-career-fair-tempe.

The Arizona Liberty Revolution group holds a bimonthly Freedom Caucus AZ at Filiberto’s Mexican Food, 1601 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, 6 to 7:45 p.m. For more information visit
https://www.facebook.com/FreedomCaucusAZ.

Tuesday, May 20

The Arizona Department of Transportation Citizens Transportation Oversight Committee meets with the Regional Public Transit Authority-Valley Metro, at 206 S. 17th Ave., 4 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azdot.gov/about/boards-and-committees/CitizensTransportationOversightCommittee/meetings.

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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