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May 20 To June 3

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Featured Is A Gathering Of Experts And Policy Wonks From Throughout The Globe Which Will Descend On Scottsdale; Also Featured Are Protests, Marches And Educational Gatherings Galore

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Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

May 20, 2014 — The Second Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy, and Ethics is May 27 to 29, at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale.

The conference will consist of presentations and discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including nanotechnology, synthetic biology, biotechnology, genomics, stem cell and regenerative medicine, human enhancement technologies, telecommunications, information technologies, surveillance technologies and more.

This event is sponsored by eleven organizations, including North Carolina State and Emory universities and the University of Michigan.

Registration is $250 to $300 with a limited number of students registrations available for $25.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/302432306575039/ and http://conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/emergingtechnologies2014/

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 Bring Back Our Girls Campaign is at the Arizona State Capitol Executive Offices Building, 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 4 p.m. The event is the Phoenix Metro NOW Awareness Rally response to reports of the kidnapping of 300 girls in Chibok, Nigeria. For more information  follow hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.

The Friends of Philosophy Reading Discussion Group discusses Martin P. Golding's Philosophy of Law chapters 4 and 5, at ASU’s Coor Hall room 3301, Tempe, at 7 p.m. Friends of Philosophy is sponsored by the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and has been meeting monthly since March 2003. For more information contact steven.reynolds@asu.edu and visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/friends-philosophy-reading-discussion-group-5

Wednesday, May 21

A public meeting of the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board is at 2643 E. University Drive, Phoenix, 10 a.m. For more information visit http://www.azpost.state.az.us/Calendar/Docs_2014/May21RegAgenda.pdf.

The Maricopa Association of Governments Water Quality Advisory Committee Meeting and Public Hearing is in the second floor Saguaro Room at 302 N. First Ave., Phoenix, at 3:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azmag.gov/Events/Event.asp?CMSID=5859.

Thursday, May 22

Building Safe Families, Creating Second Chances is at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, 7:15 to 9 a.m. The special breakfast features information about preventative solutions to reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system, and for providing overwhelmed and under-equipped parents with resources and support. For more information visit http://www.tempe.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/17399/20

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee Meeting is at 201 N. Central Ave., suite 2700, Phoenix, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. For more information contact 602-495-6497 and visit
http://web.phoenixchamber.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=2972

Inform our Congressmen Climate Change Action Event is at the office of U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, 7121 W. Bell Road suite 200, Glendale, noon to 1 p.m., and at Congressman Paul Gosar’s office, 270 E. Hunt Highway, suite 12, San Tan Valley, noon to 1 p.m. For more information visit http://www.barackobama.com/#get-the-latest

The Arizona Right To Life 2014 Spring Fundraising Event is at Xavier College Preparatory, 4710 N. Fifth Street, Phoenix, 6 to 9 p.m. The discussion is moderated by radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt and panel guests are Shane Krauser of the American Academy for Constitutional Education, Pastor Vermon Pierre of Roosevelt Community Church, Nik Nikas of the Bio-Ethics Defense Fund, and Penny Young Yance, chief executive of Concerned Women for America. For more information visit
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/arizona-right-to-life-2014-spring-fundraising-event-tickets-11319505947.

Right to Know AZ GMO Labeling - Phoenix is at Microsoft Store Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road, suite 1288, Scottsdale, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information visit
http://www.meetup.com/Right-to-Know-AZ-Phoenix/events/181269732/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=181269732&_af=event

The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission monthly meeting is at 1616 W. Adams Street, suite 110, Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azcleanelections.gov/

Friday, May 23

End the War coalition presents No More War! Fund the VA! Take Care Of The Veterans We Have Now! demonstration is at the office of U.S. Sen. John McCain, 2201 E. Camelback Road, suite 115 , Phoenix, 4 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/End-the-War-Coalition/163910443624195

A Mothers Against Solitary Confinement March is at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington Street, Phoenix, 5 p.m. The event will march toward the Arizona Department of Corrections, 1601 W. Jefferson Street. The march is organized by Puente Human Rights Movement. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/667283506674579/

Saturday, May 24

The March Against Monsanto 2014 is at Tempe Farmers Market, 805 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The block party starts at 9 a.m. It is a family event, and attendees are encouraged to dress the youngsters up as bees and ladybugs, and adults wear hazmat suits, gas masks, beekeeper suits, and gardeners attire. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/500280013363081/ and http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/

The Phoenix Philosophy Meetup Group will discuss “When is the Idea of God True?” at Udupi Cafe, 1636 N. Scottsdale Road, Tempe, at noon. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/PHX-philosophy/events/175341612/

Southwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 27026 N. 156th St. (off Dynamite Road),  Scottsdale, 10 a.m. will hold a docent-led tour that will introduce many species of rescued and distressed wildlife. A donation of $15 is requested to contribute to upkeep of the facility, as well as a dish to be shared in a pot luck style sheltered picnic area. For more information visit http://www.southwestwildlife.org/

A planning meeting for Vox Phoenicia CLUK (Campaign to Legalize Urban Camping) Street Newspaper is at First Congregational Church of Christ, 1407 N. Second Street, Phoenix, 1 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/310241885791515/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/1478985505665332/

Sunday, May 25

Harvey Milk Passion and Politics Brunch is at Harley’s Italian Bistro, 4221 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, 11 a.m., in honor of Milk’s birthday. The event is sponsored by Human and Equal Rights Organizers (HERO) of Phoenix. For more information visit http://harveymilkbrunch.eventbrite.com/ and http://www.equalitywalk.org/ and contact meg@herophoenix.org

Monday, May 26

The Flags For Our Fallen memorial rally is at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, all day. For more information visit http://www.ridersusa.net.

A 30th Annual Memorial Day Observance is at the Pioneer and Military Memorial Park at 15th Avenue and West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 9 a.m., presented by Pioneers’ Cemetery Association and City of Phoenix. The guest speaker is Vivia Hammontree Strang, national register coordinator for the State Historic Preservation Office. For more information contact 602-534-1262 or visit http://www.azhistcemeteries.org/

Tuesday, May 27

The Second Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy, and Ethics is May 27 to 29, at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale. The conference will consist of presentations and discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including nanotechnology, synthetic biology, biotechnology, genomics, stem cell and regenerative medicine, human enhancement technologies, telecommunications, information technologies, surveillance technologies and more. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/302432306575039/ and http://conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/emergingtechnologies2014/

An Arizona Law Enforcement Memorial Week Remembrance Ceremony is at Hontz Training Facility, 911 N. Stadem Drive, Tempe, 10 a.m. For more information visit http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Assets/Public+Website/council/Council+Documents/2014+Community+Meeting+Notices/052714PublicNotice.pdf

The Energy Team of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club meets 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

Wednesday, May 28

The Arizona Corporation Commission is holding a Special Open Meeting, Workshop on Emerging Technologies, 1200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 9 a.m. Download the agenda at
http://www.azcc.gov/Divisions/Administration/Meetings/Agendas/2014/5-28-14som.wkshp.pdf

The Western Maricopa Coalition Water and Energy Committee Meeting is at 14100 N. 83rd Ave, suite 150, Peoria, 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information visit http://business.westmarc.org/events/details/water-energy-committee-meeting-22

Advocacy Training, Preparing for the 2014 Legislature is at the Disability Empowerment Center, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, 3 to 5 p.m. The guest speaker is Timothy J. Schmaltz, PAFCO (Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition) board member. The conference can be attended in person or by teleconference. For more information telephone John Beaubien at 602-443-0738.

May 28 is the deadline to file candidate nominating petitions for the 2014 elections with the Arizona Secretary of State, 1700 W. Washington Street,, seventh floor, Phoenix, 5 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azsos.gov/election/2014/info/importantdates.htm

Thursday, May 29

Underground Book Club Presents a live screening of the film Bless Me Ultima, at Puente Human Rights Movement, 1306 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, 6 to 8 p.m. Snacks will be provided. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/633674516706771/

Saturday, May 31

The Arizona Tea Party State Convention-Organizing to Represent Americans is at the Sun City West Foundation's Webb Room, 14465 W. R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, 8:30 to 4 p.m. Attendance is restricted to Arizona Tea Party groups and group members. RSVP is required. For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arizona-tea-party-state-convention-tickets-11546262181

Tonatierra presents Huapango Comunitario at 802 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix, 7 p.m.  Members of Chicano-Jarocho eastern Los Angeles-based group Cambalache (meaning exchange) will be there. Also, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the Son Jarocho Workshop with Cesar Castro (sonero, maestro, and luthier from Veracruz, Mexico) and Xochi Flores (zapateado, jarana, and vocals from Los Angeles). Suggested donation is $10 per person for the workshop. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/677549668947535/

Sunday, June 1

The Phoenix Forum is at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 6 to 7:30 p.m. The organization is a radical community event where activists with change in mind and solidarity in their hearts can meet and exchange fresh ideas. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/693592564039551

Monday, June 2

The Western Maricopa Coalition Public Affairs Committee Meeting is at 14100 N. 83rd Ave., suite 150, Peoria, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. For more information visit  http://business.westmarc.org/events/details/public-affairs-committee-meeting-19

The Phoenix edition of Freedom Caucus AZ is at Filiberto's Mexican Food, 1601 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, 6 p.m. The group meets twice per month to engage with a diverse range of activist groups across the movement and podcasts weekly on issues important to liberation activists. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/FreedomCaucusAZ

Tuesday, June 3

A public hearing for the draft Maricopa Association of Governments State Implementation Plan Revision for the Removal of Stage II Vapor Recovery Controls in the Maricopa Eight-Hour Ozone Non-Attainment Area is in the second floor Saguaro room 302 N. First Ave., Phoenix, 5:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azmag.gov/addons/MAG/download.asp?ID=18860.

The Sierra Club's Palo Verde Group Conservation Committee meeting is at 202 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information telephone Don Steuter at 602-956-5057 or e-mail dsteuter@hotmail.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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