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May 27 to June 10

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Summer Is Full-Steam Ahead With Activities That Include Progressive Advocacy Training, Non-Governmental Organization and Public Wayfinding Events, Community Gardening And More


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

May 27, 2014 — A discussion, Is Goldwater Libertarianism Dead? will be held at ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale on June 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The event will be moderated by Brahm Resnik, host of 12 News Sunday Square Off.
In the three decades that have passed since Barry Goldwater represented Arizona in the U.S. Senate, he has had numerous streets and schools named for him as well as a right-wing group — The Goldwater Institute — that uses his name. While Goldwater was a staunch economic conservative, champion of the Constitution, and a proponent of states’ rights, he was also a defender of reproductive rights, gay rights, and the separation of church and state.

This event will endeavor to reveal the role Goldwater's philosophy may it play in the state and country today. Contributing to the discussion will be Arizona Republic columnist Robert Robb, ASU historian Michael Rubinoff, and Slate political reporter Dave Weigel. Event sponsor is Zócalo Public Square, a project of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University — a not-for-profit Ideas exchange that seeks to blend live events and humanities journalism.

For more information, visit

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

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

Wednesday, May 28

The Arizona Corporation Commission is holding a workshop on emerging technologies, 1200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 9 a.m. Download the agenda at

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

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

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

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 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendance is restricted to Arizona Tea Party groups and group members. RSVP is required. For more information visit

The Phoenix Public Library’s Summer Reading Program presents Space Odyssey in the MACH-1 space for makers, artists, crafters, and hackers, at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 10 a.m. to noon. For more information visit

A Protest and Vigil for the Victims is at JBS Beef Plant, which the organizers say kills 2,200 cows per day, at 651 S. 91st Ave., in Tolleson. Participants will meet at Aside of Heart, 901 N. Fifth Street, Phoenix, at 4:30 p.m, and the carpool will leave by 4:45 p.m. For more information visit

Guadalupe Community Garden advocates are helping to build a garden just south of Juve’s Auto Clinic, across from Frank Elementary School, at 8238 S. Avenida Del Yaqui, Tempe, 5 p.m. The location has long collected debris but can become a gathering place that grows organic food. For more information visit

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

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

Monday, June 2

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

Tuesday, June 3

The Tempe City Council is holding a Special Meeting to Canvass the General Plan 2040 Election Results at Tempe City Hall, 31 E. Fifth Street, Tempe, 5 p.m. For more information call 480-350-8241 or visit

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

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, call Don Steuter at 602-956-5057 or e-mail

Wednesday, June 4

The Arizona Advocacy Network is holding a 2014 Ballot Measures Review at Eagle Mountain Golf Club in Fountain Hills, 14915 Eagle Mountain Pkwy., Fountain Hills, 3 to 5 p.m. For more information e-mail or visit

The Phoenix Cannabis Coalition meets at the Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. First Street, Phoenix, 7 p.m. For more information visit

A Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Lecture, “The Harvey Girls of the Southwest” is at the Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington Street, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The lecture will be presented by Ann-Mary Lutzick, director of the Old Trails Museum in Winslow. For more information visit

Thursday, June 5

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Annual Member Luncheon and Leadership Keynote with Ray Anderson, the newly appointed Athletic Director for ASU, is at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, 7677 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit

The East Valley Partnership 2014 Annual Board and Membership Meeting is at the main campus auditorium of the East Valley Institute of Technology, 1601 Main Street, Mesa, 3 to 5:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend but registration is requested. For more information visit

A Community Health Lecture Series presents “The Road to Recovery: Visual Treatment Options for People with Acquired Brain Injury,” by Paula Handford of the Midwestern University Eye Institute and the Arizona College of Optometry faculty, at the Phoenix Public Library’s Juniper Branch, 1825 W. Union Hills Drive, Phoenix, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information visit

Is Goldwater Libertarianism Dead? program will be at ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information visit

Friday, June 6

The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club presents Borderlands: Encounter in the Desert at the Olney Gallery at Trinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt Street at the corner of Central Avenue and Roosevelt, 6 to 9 p.m. For more information visit

Artlink First Fridays features a self-guided art tour of central Phoenix, galleries, and art spaces on the first Friday of each month, featuring free shuttle rides, 6 to 10 p.m. For more information telephone 602-256-7539 or visit

Saturday, June 7

The local Phoenix, Arizona Breakfast Club, a constitutionalist or libertarian gathering, is at Coco’s Restaurant, 4515 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information visit

The statewide edition of the Arizona Breakfast Club meeting is at Home Town Buffet, 1312 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 8 a.m. For more information visit

The World Atlatl Day Competition is at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, 4619 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, 9 a.m. to noon. Local primitive skills group S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies) will put on an Atlatl demonstration and accuracy contest. For more information please call 602-495-0901 or visit our website at

Demon Foods with Chef Larry Canepa, certified culinary educator, is at the meeting room of the Phoenix Public Library Acacia Branch, 750 E. Townley Ave., Phoenix, 2 to 3 p.m. The “food-tainment” presentation will examine the current crazes, diets, fads, and fact and fiction regarding “demon foods” which are grown for shelf life and transport, and are generally not good when it comes to nutrient values. The program is presented in partnership with the Maricopa County Library District. Registration required. For more information visit

A book talk by author Krista Schlyer regarding her book Continental Divide is at Fair Trade Cafe, 1020 N. First Ave, Phoenix, 2 to 3 p.m. For more information visit

Seven Minutes In Heaven is a series of freewheeling variety shows treating audiences to a random, raucous assortment of music, mayhem, and merriment, at Space 55, 636 E. Pierce Street, Phoenix, 9 p.m., $10. Each performer has seven minutes on stage. For more information visit

Sunday, June 8

The 2014 ARR Summer Series Race #2 is at the Reach 11 Recreation Area, 19226 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, 5:30 to 10 a.m. For more information visit

Food Not Bombs Food Preparation is on Sundays at The Hive, 4422, N. 22nd Drive, Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Afterward, the group serves food at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. Third Street, Phoenix. For more information visit

Monday, June 9

ASU Writing Centers are facilitating Dissertation Writing Camp offering ASU doctoral candidates dedicated time and space to write and find opportunities to learn about available resources to support their dissertation process at the Downtown Phoenix Campus, 411 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, June 9 to 13. June 16 to 20 is at the Tempe Campus, University Drive and Mill Ave., Tempe, and June 10 to 12 at the West Campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. For more information visit .

Tuesday, June 10

Professional Women’s Alliance Presents Igniting Your Inner ATHENA networking event at Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. Seventh Street, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free for members, $40 for non-members. For more information contact Brittney Conklin at or telephone 602-495-2194

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