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Consciousness Calendar

May 13 To 27

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May Concludes With Several Memorial Day Events, The 2nd Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies, The Harvey Milk Passion And Politics Brunch, And The 2014 March Against Monsanto

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Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

May 13, 2014 — Can people be books, open or otherwise?

Surely, that depends on the perspective, but if one attends the Human Library event at Burton Barr Public Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17 they will be able to participate in that perspective.

At the event, attendees can “check out” human “books” for 45 minutes at a time and hear their stories. Holocaust survivors, former Rosie the Riveters, and veterans will make themselves available. The program complements, “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda” a traveling exhibit conducted in partnership with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. For more information visit
http://phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=35&lib.

Tuesday, May 13

FERMiers (Financiers practicing Environmentally Responsible Management) Required: Viewing Virtual Environments of Global Finance as Watersheds is at ASU’s Ostrom Lab, Cowden 124, Tempe, at noon. The brown bag seminar is offered by the university’s Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity, featuring W. Travis Selmier II of the Ostrom Workshop of Political Theory and Public Policy. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/fermiers-required-viewing-virtual-environments-global-finance-watersheds.

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/.

The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club is hosting a Pizza & Politics Mixer at Quality Inn, 202 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Join the group for a wrap-up of what happened during the second session of the 51st Arizona Legislature. Of the free pizza, some of it will be vegan. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Grand-Canyon-Chapter/events/180433542/.

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/.

The Arizona Advocacy Network’s Ballot Measures Review is at Gourmet House of Hong Kong, 1438 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, at 6:30 p.m. The event is hosted by Democracy for America-Maricopa County. For more information visit http://www.azadvocacy.org/forums-a-events-sp-862311977/upcoming-event-details/details/106-ballot-measures-review.

Thursday, May 15

The 8th Biennial Transmission Assessment special open meeting of the Arizona Corporation Commission is at 1200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 9 a.m. For more information visit
http://www.azcc.gov/Divisions/Administration/Meetings/Agendas/2014/5-15-14%20som.wkshp.pdf.

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.

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

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

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.

Saturday, May 17

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.

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Phoenicians Annual Meeting is at Iron Works, 17233 N. 45th Ave., Glendale, 4:30 to 9 p.m. For more information contact 602-495-2183 or visit
http://web.phoenixchamber.com/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=2996.

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. 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

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/.

Plant Based Nation Presents: The One and Only Gabriel Cousens Speaking in Phoenix! at Creative Living Fellowship, 6530 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix, 3 p.m. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/RAWphx/events/180967152/.

Monday, May 19

The Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Council Executive Committee Meeting is at 302 N. First Ave., in the second floor Ironwood Room, Phoenix, at noon. For more information visit http://www.azmag.gov/Events/Event.asp?CMSID=5659.

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.

Kathy Piazza of the Alzheimer's Association will discuss behavioral challenges for family members and caregivers at the Red Mountain Library Branch, program room 200, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information visit Stephanie Foster at 480-644-3253.

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 city of Mesa’s Human Relations Advisory Board’s Ad Hoc Disabilities Action Team meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month at the Mesa City Plaza, 20 E. Main Street, suite 170, at 5:30 to 6 p.m. For more information http://apps.mesaaz.gov/EventCalendar/Default.aspx?edtid=15072.

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.

Peter Byck of the ASU School of Sustainability and Cronkite School of Journalism faculties and director and producer of Soil Carbon Cowboys and Carbon Nation, and, Allen Williams, president of Livestock Management Consultants, founding partner of Grass Fed Beef, and Chairman of the Association of Family Farms, will present their position on ecological ranching at New America Foundation, 1899 L Street NW, suite 400, Washington D.C., noon to 1 p.m. For more information visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/soil-carbon-cowboys.

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 Chandler Cultural Foundation meets at City Hall, second floor, 175 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 5:30 p.m. To view the agenda visit http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=254.

The city of Mesa’s Historic Preservation Board Meeting is at the Lower Level Council Chambers, 57 E. First Street, Mesa, 6 to 9 p.m. For more information visit http://apps.mesaaz.gov/EventCalendar/Default.aspx?edtid=15408.

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/.

Saturday, May 24

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

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 you 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/.

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 (http://www.herophoenix.org/). 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/.

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

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

Tuesday, May 27

The Second Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy, and Ethics is May 27-29, 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.

No More Deaths Phoenix meets every other Tuesday at Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information visit http://nomoredeathsphoenix.org/.

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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