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Consciousness Calendar

Feb. 18 To March 4

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Featured Is The Local To Global Justice Festival, But Also Of Note Is That  Springtime Is Welcomed By The Inaugural Sustainability Festival, And That The Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots Will Hold A Conference Downtown

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Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Feb. 18, 2014 — The 13th Annual Local To Global Justice Festival is Feb. 28 to March 2 on Arizona State University’s Tempe Campus, in cooperation with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Social Transformation, at Farmer Hall, Neeb Hall, and the Farmer/Payne Breezeway.

The event aims to educate students and the greater community about local and global justice issues. Institutional challenges include connecting local diversity, sustainability, and social justice issues to global struggles, while promoting diversity, freedom of speech, and academic freedom of discussion.

The event features panel discussions, workshops, keynote events, hands-on exhibits, and tabling from many community groups. Breaks throughout the day allow participants to enjoy live entertainment, free (mostly vegan) food, and share time with friends and family. Activities even include age-appropriate workshops for children, from toddlers to teens, exploring human rights, social justice, and environmental issues.

The theme of this year’s forum and festival is “Food Justice,” and the agenda includes several panels and plenary sessions to maximize cross-group dialog. The organizers have invited speakers working locally and regionally on food justice issues such as urban gardens, GMO and nutrition issues, and faculty doing research on regional food politics in the global south.

As in previous years, there will be a hands-on exhibit of permaculture gardening and other skill shares. There will be a farmers market, engaging activities and workshops for children and youth, and tabling from more than 40 campus and community groups. There will also be music and performances from various groups throughout the Southwest including indigenous musicians.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact professor Beth Blue Swadener at bswadener@asu.edu or 480-965-1452. The Local to Global Justice Festival calendar is at http://www.localtoglobal.org/2014.html. For more information visit http://asuevents.asu.edu/13th-
annual-local-global-justice-festival
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Wednesday, Feb. 19

The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board will hold a meeting open to the public at the AZ Post administrative building, 2646 E. University Drive in Phoenix, at 10 a.m. For more information visit www.azpost.state.az.us/.

The Arizona Advocacy Network Day of Action and Press Conference is at the Arizona State Capitol Lawn, 1700 W. Washington. Training will take place in the Senate Minority Caucus Room at 10 a.m. The press conference is from 11 to 11:30 a.m. The event concludes at 2 p.m. For more information visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e8ubs4e5ad967ec7&llr=e6tckqbab.

Straight Talk About The N-Word, part of the ASU Project Humanities’ Spring Kickoff for #Humanity101: Creating a Movement, is presented by Dr. Neal Lester, Foundation Professor of English and Director of Project Humanities at South Mountain Community College Library 7050 S. 24th Street, in Phoenix, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/projecthumanities.

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication presents Cronkite Global Conversations at 555 N. Central Ave., Room 444, in Phoenix, from noon to 1 p.m. The topic is, “Journalism and Social Media as Change Agents.” For more information contact Megan Calcote at 602-496-7845.

The Maricopa Association of Governments’ Transportation Policy Committee Meeting is at 302 N. First Ave., at noon on the second floor. For more information visit www.azmag.gov.

Thursday, Feb. 20

The Western Maricopa Coalition Transportation Committee Meeting is at the WESTMARC office, 14100 N. 83rd Ave., suite 150, in Peoria, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Topics include Loop 303, Grand Avenue Corridor, Light Rail Expansion, Northern Parkway and Interstate 11. For more information visit www.westmarc.org.

The McCain Institute Debate and Decision Series is at the Cronkite Theater, room 202 of ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., in Phoenix at 5:30 p.m. The topic is “Drone Killing: Is It Helping or Hurting?” The event is free to attend but registration is mandatory. For more information visit http://mccaininstitute.org/events/upcoming/debate-on-drone-war-fare.

The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission will meet at 1616 W. Adams, suite 110 in Phoenix. The agenda will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. For more information visit www.azcleanelections.gov.

An Awakin meditation gathering takes place every other Thursday at 1702 E. Glendale Ave. in Phoenix, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.awakin.org/local/.

“I Came to Testify” and “The War We Are Living” will be presented at Friends Meeting House, 318 E. 15th Street in Phoenix, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Hear the powerful testimony of Bosnian and Colombian women who endured the horrors of war. For more information http://www.my.calendars.net/aapj/d20/02/2014/popup/2.

“Sectarianism, Secularism and Statehood: Challenges and Change that Shape the Middle East,” a lecture by Rami Khouri, is at the ASU Tempe campus Armstrong Hall room 113, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For more information visit https://clas.asu.edu/sectarianism-secularism-and-statehood-challenges-and-change-shape-middle-easta-lecture-rami-khouri.

Jon Mooallem will present, “Billy and Teddy: Fear, Disinterest, and Compassion for Wildlife,” at ISTB4, Marston Exploration Theater at ASU Tempe, from 5 to 6 p.m. Refreshments begin at 4. RSVP at https://ihr.asu.edu/node/1549/register.

Friday, Feb. 21

Fridays in the Park are every first and third Friday at Civic Space Park, 444 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The gathering has visual arts, performances on the outdoor stage, spoken word, movies in the A.E. England Building, and ArtLink gallery openings. For more information contact 602-262-7490.

“Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees” is at ASU Tempe's Coor Hall Room 170, from 4 to 5 p.m. Forest scholar Nalini M. Nadkarni will present the lecture. For more information visit http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/nadkarni-lecture.

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences presents the Peggy Levitt Lecture “Migrating People, Migrating Culture: Concepts, Methods, and Implications for Development” at the Coor Hall Room 4403, on the Tempe campus at noon. The event is sponsored by the university’s Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Transborder Studies, and Comparative Border Studies programs. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/sites/default/files/4854_CBS_Levitt.pdf.

A Debate About Police Militarization between The Washington Post's Radley Balko vs. Maricopa County Attorney William Montgomery is at Kincaids Restaurant, 2 S. Third Street in Phoenix, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is moderated by Arizona Supreme Court Justice Robert Brutinel. Must join meetup group to register, event is open to the public to attend. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/ArizonaLibertyR3VOLUTION/events/158680762/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=158680762&_af=event.

Joe Dobrow presents his new book Natural Prophets: From Health Foods to Whole Foods — How the Pioneers of the Industry Changed the Way We Eat and Reshaped American Business at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, at 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.changinghands.com/event/dobrow-feb14.

Saturday, Feb. 22

The 30th Annual Arizona Matsuri Festival is at Heritage and Science Park, 115 N. Sixth Street in Phoenix, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 22 and 23. Come join the 30th annual celebration featuring Japanese exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts, children’s activities, Bonsai displays, Japanese food and entertainment. For more information visit http://www.azmatsuri.org/.

The Arizona Advocacy Network presents the 3rd Annual Dinner Reclaiming Government for the People with Ed Schultz of MSNBC at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, 7677 N. 16th Street in Phoenix, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information visit http://www.azadvocacy.org/forums-a-events-sp-862311977/upcoming-event-details/details/90-3rd-annual-reclaiming-government-for-the-people-dinner.

A Slaughterhouse Protest and Vigil for the Victims is at the JBS slaughterhouse, 651 S. 91st Ave., in Tolleson from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Meet downtown at Aside of Heart, 901 N. Fifth Street, and carpool from there, leaving by 2:30 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1392717634321116/.

Local to Global Justice Planning Meeting is at Pita Jungle, 1250 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Join the L2GJ Teach-In Planning Committee to help plan the next teach-in. For more information visit http://www.localtoglobal.org/plan.html.

The Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots Western Conservative Conference is at Phoenix Convention Center, 1000 N. Third Street, downtown, all day. Confirmed speakers so far include Ted Nugent, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Steven Segal. The conference will begin with a social on Friday at 6 p.m.; the main event will occur on Saturday. For more information visit http://phoenixteaparty.ning.com/events/western-conservative-conference.

The Mayday General Assembly No. 1 is at the Downtown Phoenix Civic Space, 424 N. Central Ave., at 6 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/364070620401728/.

Sunday, Feb. 23

Cover the Crescent benefit concert for the MANA House is at Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave. in Phoenix, from 7 to 8 p.m. Come listen to the cover band concert and support helping homeless military veterans transition back into society. All concert proceeds go to Madison Street Vets Association and the MANA House; tickets at the door are $6 to $8. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Event is 21 and up. For more information visit http://www.crescentphx.com/event/467713.

Monday, Feb. 24

Greg Peterson, founder of Urban Farm and author of The Urban Farm’s Simple Sustainability Series presents Jump Start Your Spring Garden at 6428 S. McClintock Drive in Tempe, at 7 p.m. For more information visit http://www.librarything.com/venue/3520/Changing-Hands-Bookstore.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

The Energy Team gathering of the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter is at 202 E. McDowell Road in Phoenix, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information contact Jon Findley at 480-756-2916.

The Population Technical Advisory Committee Meeting of the Maricopa Association of Governments, 302 N. First Ave. in Phoenix, is at 10 a.m. Its Ad Hoc Subcommittee meeting is at 9. For more information visit www.azmag.gov.

The NORML in Gilbert Public Monthly Meeting is at the Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S. Gilbert Road, at 7 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/765804306765555/.


Wednesday, Feb. 26

The documentary film premiere of GMO OMG is at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center in Prescott, 1100 E. Sheldon, from 7 to 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $8. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/GMO-Free-Arizona/events/162323152/.

The Western Maricopa Coalition Water and Energy Committee Meeting is at the WESTMARC office, 14100 N. 83rd Ave., suite 150, in Peoria from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information visit www.westmarc.org.

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences sponsors a presentation by retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis, “Learning, Literature, and Leadership,” with support from the Historical, Philosophical, and the Religious Studies, and Politics and Global Studies programs, and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Center for Law and Global Affairs, at the Tempe Center for the Arts at Lakeside, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., in Tempe. For more information visit
https://asuevents.asu.edu/sites/default/files/4819_SHPRSAdmStavridis_ff.pdf.

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies program presents the University of Toronto’s Michael Lambek, “The Interpretation of Lives or Life as Interpretation: Person, Time, and Conduct in the Western Indian Ocean," at Memorial Union room 241B, in Tempe at noon. For more information visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/religious-studies-featured-speaker-michael-lambek-univ-toronto.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Greater Phoenix chapter members of the Tea Party Patriots celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the National Tea Party Patriots at the Hyatt Regency in Washington D.C., 400 New Jersey Ave., all day. For more information visit http://www.teapartypatriots.org/5yearanniversary/.

The Maricopa Association of Governments Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting is at the Saguaro Room on the Second Floor, 302 N. First Ave., suite 300, Phoenix at 1:30 p.m. For more information visit www.azmag.gov.

The State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda Exhibit Opening is at the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., downtown, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Joanna Wasserman from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will be available to introduce and discuss the traveling exhibit and take questions from the audience. The exhibit will be open and free public programs will be hosted at Burton Barr Central Library through June 1st, 2014. For more information visit http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/Interest-Guides/Pages/State-of-Deception--The-Power-of-Nazi-Propaganda.aspx.

Peace Unveiled and War Redefined will be presented at the Friends Meeting House, 318 E. 15th Street, in Phoenix, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information visit http://www.my.calendars.net/aapj/d27/02/2014/popup/3.

Friday, Feb. 28

Critical Mass Phoenix is at 300 E. Indian School Road, from 7 to 8 p.m. Join the monthly bike ride to promote bicycle awareness, meet in parking lot D. For more information visit
https://www.facebook.com/events/412900875512479/.

Local to Global Justice is at Farmer Hall, Neeb Hall, Farmer/Payne breezeway at ASU Tempe, Feb. 28 to March 2. For more information visit http://clas.asu.edu/13th-annual-local-global-justice-festival.

The 19th Southwest English Symposium: Hybridity, is at the ASU Tempe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from Feb. 28 to March 1. Graduate students and junior faculty present research at this annual trans (inter)disciplinary humanities conference sponsored by the Graduate Scholars of English Association. For more information visit http://english.clas.asu.edu/swes2014.

Saturday, March 1

Death Camps to Dinnerplates: Intersection on the Table (the PALS Presentation at the ASU Local to Global Forum) is at 699 S. Mill Ave., in Tempe, 1 to 2:30 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/647343058659855/.

The Arizona Language Association Workshop, co-sponsored by the ASU School of International Letters and Cultures and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is in the Durham Language and Literature Building in Tempe from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The K through 16 world language educators, students, administrators, and friends of the profession are cordially invited to attend the AZLA’s one-day spring workshop. To learn more visit https://asuevents.asu.edu/arizona-language-association-workshop.

The Phoenix March Against Corruption 2014 starts at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse, 401 W. Washington Street, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No public parking is available at the courthouse. The route heads west on Washington, Fourth Avenue heading south, followed by stops at the Maricopa County Courthouse and Chase Tower. Suggestions for more stops will be considered en route. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/693013017389479/.

The 2014 Arizona/Mountain Plains Regional Cannabis Conference, sponsored by Students for Sensible Drug Policy, is at Arizona State University, 699 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, from 9 a.m. on March 1, to 2 p.m. March 2. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1405798436334636.

Monday, March 3

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Legal and Regulatory Reform Issue Committee Meeting is at 201 N. Central Ave., suite 2700, 11 a.m. to noon. For more information contact Miranda Cain at mcain@phoenixchamber.com or 602-495-6497.

Clips from the Robert Reich film Inequality for All and discussion about inequality issues is at the Gila Room of ASU Memorial Union, 1290 S. Normal Ave., in Tempe, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/280943205390648/.

Tuesday, March 4

The Maricopa Association of Governments Intelligent Transportation Systems Committee Meeting is at the Ironwood Room on the Second Floor,302 N. First Ave., Phoenix, at 11:30 a.m. , at 10 a..m. The Maricopa Association of Governments Economic Development Committee is at the Saguaro Room on the Second Floor. For more information visit www.azmag.gov.

The Phoenix Public Library system presents State of Deception: Susan Bartolleti, at the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., downtown from 1 to 2 p.m. Bartolleti will facilitate two programs to visiting school children and the public describing the types of propaganda used during World War II, and its effects on children and young adults. For school groups with more than 10 people, please contact 602-262-7939 to register.

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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