Holistic Women's Gathering ♥ Raise the Vibration Through Building Community, Support & Friendship!; at Shadow Rock Mountain CampusJoin us for a very special gathering of women as we share in powerful conversations led by 7 incredible presenters on various aspects of holistic health and wellness. We'll discuss how we can live more in balance with nature and embrace our innate goddess wisdom. Let us spend a day together; diving deep into our divine feminine energy to recharge, restore and revitalize our body, mind and soul through conscious conversation, healthy food, fun and friends.Being the day before Mother’s Day, it will be a terrific opportunity to bring your mom, daughter, sister or friend to spend some quality time and enjoy a deep bonding experience. Daughters 12+ are welcome to attend at no charge!Learn... Dance… Play… Connect… Share… Love ♥Shadow Rock Mountain Campus; 12861 North 8th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85029 (just south of Thunderbird)
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2013 GMO Voter Education Tour Chooses Arizona for Kickoff February 21-24th
Enthusiasm High for GMO Labeling in Phoenix, Prescott, Sedona
FAIRFIELD, IA., February 3, 2013 - Invited by leading Prescott, Phoenix and Sedona organizations, the nation’s favorite GMO educator and filmmaker, Jeffrey M. Smith, has chosen Arizona to kick off the 2013 14-state GMO Voter Education Tour, with stops in Phoenix, Prescott and the Raw Living Expo in Sedona. Interested Arizona voters can choose from a wide mix of educational opportunities designed especially for them, including lectures, speaker trainings, GMO expert panels, and movie screenings of the new GMO smash hit film, Genetic Roulette: The Gamble Of Our Lives. Fourteen states, including Arizona, have enthusiastic GMO labeling movements, and all hope to be the first state to pass mandatory labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Smith is the author of the international bestseller on GMOs, Seeds of Deception.
ARIZONA: 2013 FEBRUARY TOUR STOPS
Thursday, Feb. 21 – Phoenix, Shadow Rock Mountain Campus
Event: LECTURE Genetic Roulette: The Gamble Of Our Lives multimedia lecture presentation
with Music by CELIA
Time: 6:00 p.m. doors open. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. event and refreshments provided.
Address: Shadow Rock Mountain Campus 12861 N. 8th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85029
Sponsored by Global Institute for Sustainability at ASU, pls rsvp: http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/jeffrey-smith
more info: www.gmofreeaz.org
Join The FUSION Foundation Saturday September 24th
Community is Instrumental - Musical FUSION at Shadow Rock is a new community music series featuring local folk/original music and musicians
7:00 p.m. - Ben Anderson
7:45 p.m. - Peter Tompkin
8:45 p.m. - Three-Legged Dog
A tax deductible contribution will be welcomed - never required
Sponsored by The FUSION Foundation and in community with Shadow Rock
beverages and snacks will be available for purchase each concert will benefit a different community project
You are always encouraged to bring the following items to drop off to benefit local programs:
new bras and women's underwear
personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion)
cellphones plastic grocery bags
Sunday, October 23, 2011, 10 - 4
Food for Thought & Thought for Food
Phoenix College Osborn Campus
The free, day-long celebration of local food is designed to educate, inspire and empower Arizonans to become involved in the production of food in our yards, public spaces, community gardens and schools. The festival will also highlight creative ways to access, distribute and use the foods grown in Arizona. This 2011 inaugural festival will be held at the Phoenix College Osborn campus located on the southeast corner of 11th Ave and West Osborn Road on Sunday, October 23 from 10-4.
The Festival will include:
A Farmer’s Market - all Arizona-grown or produced
Food Vendor Area - including food trucks, all with a focus on as much as possible being sourced in AZ
Vendor Area - including businesses that sell food-growing supplies, books, art related to local food, food prep items, etc.; non-profits and public companies that serve to make connections within or teach about the local food system or serve those in need of quality food
Music and Entertainment with a focus on diversity
Chef Demonstrations focusing on everyday preparation techniques using whole local foods
Classes, Exhibits and Discussions relating to:
Growing your own food: starting a garden, composting, seed saving, keeping chickens in the city, growing herbs, growing fruit trees, permaculture, etc.
Locally sourcing your food and supplies for growing food: gleaning, where to buy local foods, sourcing free/local materials
Utilizing local foods everyday: basic preserving, menu planning around local foods on a budget, Why local food?
Festival-Goers will have the opportunity to:
· Learn how to start a beginner food garden.
· Speak with food growers across our state and see and taste delicious and healthy food products grown by farmers.
· Enjoy cooking demonstrations by local chefs featuring special dishes using fresh local fruits, herbs, vegetables, eggs and meat.
· Experience educational exhibits and demonstrations that provide information on farms and gardens, nutrition and health, urban food initiatives, school garden initiatives, composting, water harvesting, seed saving and more.
· Learn about urban farming/urban homesteading.
· Learn to use wholesome local foods to stretch their budget with healthy food/menu planning.
· Participate as a family with children’s activities.
· Enjoy local music and art that celebrates the diversity of local food.
· Connect with businesses that grow and use local foods.
· Enjoy concessions from local businesses with an emphasis on Arizona grown foods.
The Arizona Local Food Festival Goals
· Create a scalable model for the Festival that can be supported by local communities throughout urban and rural Arizona, not just annually but year-long.
· Create a Festival model that can grow each year to reflect the growing local food movement.
The Arizona Local Food Fest Committee
AZ Local Food is a statewide community collaboration initiative of the FUSION Foundation working with community members to educate, inspire and empower Arizonans to become more active participants in their local food system, focusing on local food production, access, processes, purchasing and promotion.
The FUSION Foundation is responsible for ensuring AZ Local Food remains a community collaboration.
AZ Local Food consists of friends who share in their passion to make our local food system stronger and more inclusive. AZ Local Food is committed to:
Serving to grow food production in urban areas
Aligning local restaurants with local growers
Creating, increasing and maintaining biodiversity in our food supply
Supporting, maintaining, celebrating and promoting local producers, process, purchasing and promotion throughout the state of Arizona
Spreading taste education and connecting producers of excellent foods with the community through events and initiatives·
Providing education and empowerment for the the Arizona community to inform themselves and their communities about their local food choices
Creating access to wholesome food for all community members, with particular attention to specific outreach to increase cultural and socio-economic diversity
Celebrating and honoring Arizona’s diverse food cultures and traditions
June 27 - 5-7 pm
204 W. 12th Ave
South West corner of Madison & 12th Avenue,
Park on 12th Ave, just south of Madison, before going through the gates of the Human Services Campus. Park out front of the two story, brick "New Arid Club" building. Enter through the front door of the New Arid Club & walk upstairs to the second story.
Just B provides both and immediate and a long term solution towards ending homelessness. This natural bath and beauty products company is run almost entirely by individuals who used to be homeless. Employees learn firsthand the ins and outs of production, marketing, sales, accounting, and business strategy. In addition they attend classes and receive one-on-one tutoring. And possibly more important than the knowledge they receive is the dignity they earn from such involvement.
Special Projects Manager, Lodestar Day Resource Center
Just B B Just Division
1125 West Jackson, Phoenix AZ 85007
Cell (602) 826 1149 Fax (602) 258 4615
WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2011 10 - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Artwerks Lateral 58, east of 58th Ave, North of Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ
Live Music from 12 - 4 p.m. featuring:
12 - 2 p.m. Walt Richardson & Hannes Kvaran
2- 4 p.m. Wayward Maggie
7:00- 9:00 p.m. The DelRays with Rochelle Raya (Formerly Sistah Blue) at Bitz-ee Mama's
Saturday May 7, 2011 marks the season finale for Artwerks Lateral 58 First Saturday art season. The day-long event begins at 10 a.m. and lasts to 4 p.m. Musical entertainment is from noon to 4 p.m.
Artwerks Lateral 58 showcases a variety of original art including paintings, metal, bronze, wood, clay, hand crafted jewelry, mosaics, glass work, beads and pottery, and live music, dancing and singing. Event goers have the opportunity to observe artists at work as well as participate in ongoing workshops for all ages.
La Voz de Diamente - Olivia Calderón - Mariachi Soloist
Olivia Calderón - known as "La Voz De Diamante" performs every Sunday from 10 a.m. - Noon at Bitzee Mamas Restaurant in downtown Glendale, Ariz.
Olivia Calderón (oliviacalderon.com) was born in Salinas, California and raised in Eloy, Arizona. As a child her first love was singing, a talent cultivated by her parents. Olivia has performed in venues as close as Phoenix, Arizona and as far as Beijing, China! Through her CD, Olivia grows closer to her fans who have supported her throughout her singing career. Olivia is a proud Arizona Latina and loves to share her talent! Come and enjoy one of the best Mariachi musical voices around!
Remember to buy one of her CDs para tu amor!
Every Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Bitzee Mama's Restaurant
7023 N. 58th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
Olivia Calderon - Photo by Kelly Cox.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR - celebrate all women on Mother's Day at a sunrise ceremony at The Retreat at The Farm.
Special Guests include: Dot Maver, Ph.D. the Executive Director of the National Peace Academy!
To get there, access 30th Street off Southern and go east (across the street) from Univision.
WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2011 7 - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: 7023 North 58th Avenue in Glendale, AZ
Following Artwerks Lateral 58's season finale on May 7th, join us at Bitz-ee Mama's, for great rhythm and blues with Rochelle Raya (formerly of Sistah Blue) and the DelRayz and tequila tasting with Cruz Tequila.
A silent art auction to benefit the Community Mural project and The FUSION Foundation will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue through 8:00 p.m. at Bitz-ee Mama's.
The event is sponsored by Bitz-ee Mama's, Community Public Relations, Tovra Fina Arts, Cruz Tequila, Despins Printing and Papa Ed's Ice Cream. Proceeds will benefit the completion of the Artwerks Lateral 58 Community Mural Project.
Phoenix College Liberal Arts Lectures
the United Nations Association of Phoenix (UNA-USA)
invite you to attend an important program
Free and Open to the Public
World Health Day Symposium - April 12 (Tuesday) NOON - 2:00pm
Light lunch will be provided.
Topic: Refugee Women’s Health: A Local and Global Perspective
A symposium on the health issues facing refugee women and local community response,
Opening Remarks: Betsey Bayless, Chief Executive Officer, Maricopa Integrated Health System
Dr. Crista Johnson, MD, MSc, FACOG - Founder & Director, Refugee Women’s Health Clinic,
Maricopa Integrated Health System; Assistant Research Professor, ASU - School of Social Work
Jeanne F. Nizigiyamana, MA, MSW - Program Manager, Refugee Women’s Health Clinic,
Maricopa Integrated Health System, and a Panel of Refugee Women.
Panel of Refugee Women: Massa Fanbulleh from Liberia; Ruth Oduori from Kenya; Daisy Cone from Myanmar
Panel Moderator: Dr. Albert Celoza ……. followed by Q & A
Event will be held at Phoenix College Osborn Site in the Willo Conference Room – Osborn Campus location
3110 N 10th Ave Enter from Northeast Corner 11th Ave & Flower St one block south of Osborn Rd (free parking)
Attendance at the Phoenix College Liberal Arts Lectures is free and open to the public.
RSVP is required. Light lunch will be provided. For more information, contact event Co-Chairs:
Refugee Women’s Health: a Local and Global Perspective is being presented in recognition of:
United Nations World Health Day and United Nations International Women’s Day – March 8th
In support of and response to: United Nations Millennium Goals and
UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) ratification
Phoenix College Liberal Arts Lectures are presented in collaboration with: Phoenix College Model United Nations ** United Nations Association of Phoenix ** Maricopa Integrated Health System ** Arizona Women’s Partnership
Crista Johnson, MD, MSc,
Maricopa Integrated Health System,
Director of the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic - Crista Johnson, MD, MSc, FACOG, is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, AZ, where she is Director of the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic. She is also a Clinical Research Affiliate of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC), which is a NIH-funded National Center of Excellence in minority health and health disparities at Arizona State University. She received her undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University, medical degree from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the George Washington University Medical Center. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Female Sexual Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and then became a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan where she obtained her Masters in Health and Health Care Research examining disparities in reproductive health care among refugees/immigrants through mixed-method Community-Based Participatory Research. She has presented nationally and internationally on the challenges faced by health care providers in the care of women with Female Genital Cutting (FGC). Dr. Johnson's current research focuses on investigating strategies to improve health outcomes and psychosexual sequelae for women, particularly those who have undergone FGC; with the aim of improving health care access and utilization, reproductive health education, counseling, community engagement, as well as health care provider cultural competency.
Jeanne F. Nizigiyimana, M.A, M.S.W, is the Program Manager of the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic at Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix where she also chairs the Refugee Women’s Health Community Advisory Coalition, the programs multi-disciplinary, community coalition advisory board. Her work involves coordination of community outreach efforts, culturally appropriate trainings and service delivery, supervising multicultural staff and volunteers working in the program. Within the RWHCAC her role is to strengthen community members by serving as a bridge to improve health outcomes for medically underserved patients and their families. Originally from Burundi, she has lived and worked in Phoenix, AZ since 1998. She holds several undergraduate degrees, speaks five different languages, and earned her MSW from Arizona State University in May 2005. She began her career in 1999 as a case manager with Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement, served as Program Coordinator for the Strengthening Families Project, as Adjustment Services Program Supervisor and as the Director of Family Programs providing technical assistance and consultation on refugee children and family issues across the U.S. In 1999, as a co-founder of Refugee Women United for Progress, Inc., she initiated refugee women’s empowerment projects to help them navigate the health care system, due to inadequate health and education in their home countries, and their vulnerability to abuse and violence.
serves under different boards including the ASU-Southwest
Interdisciplinary Research Center Community Advisory Board (CAB),
ASU-College of Nursing and Health Innovation Community Advisory Board
and ASU West Social Wok Advisory Board. She has received various
awards and is currently an active member of the Interreligious
International World Peace Federation.
Albert Celoza, Ph D, Chair - Liberal Arts, Phoenix College, received a Fulbright scholarship to do advanced studies at Claremont Graduate University in California. Because of Claremont's international character, he became inclined to study political science and international relations became his newly found field of interest. His studies took him to the United Nations in New York where everyday brought opportunities for global interaction. Since finishing a Ph.D., he taught at Thunderbird School of Global Management; Arizona State University and at Phoenix College. For almost twenty years, the Phoenix College Model United Nations students has learned skills in negotiations, public speaking, diplomacy, and peace making. From 1989 to the present, the team has been awarded for its excellent participation in various UN simulations. For four consecutive years, it has been voted as overall best delegation in the American Model UN Conference in Chicago by two thousand conference participants. In recognition of the accomplishments he received, the Carnegie Foundation awarded Albert Celoza as the Arizona Professor of the Year in 2001. Phoenix College also awarded him with the Distinguished Teaching Award while the graduating class at the Thunderbird graduating class voted him as the Outstanding Professor in International Studies. He was also featured in interviews with CNN, History International Channel, and by local television, radio and newspapers.
Betsey Bayless - Chief Executive Officer of Maricopa Integrated Health System With a distinguished career in public service, Betsey Bayless began her latest professional endeavor in September 2005 when she was named Chief Executive Officer of Maricopa Integrated Health System, an independent health care district approved by voters in 2003 and governed by a five-member Board of Directors. Ms. Bayless’ career of public service began as an intern in the State Personnel Department. From 1997 through 2002, Ms. Bayless served as Arizona’s 17th Secretary of State. In that capacity, Ms. Bayless focused on increasing voter registration and participation, implementing electronic government and making government more efficient and customer friendly. Previously, Ms. Bayless was a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, where she served two terms as Board chair. Her extensive State government career includes serving as the director of the Arizona Department of Administration, acting director of the Arizona Department of Revenue, and assistant director of the Arizona Board of Regents. A third-generation, Spanish-speaking Arizonan, Ms. Bayless earned her Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish from the University of Arizona. Her graduate degrees include a Master’s in Public Administration from Arizona State University and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Arizona. She was the recipient of the 2005 Valley Leadership Woman of the Year Award.
Session Three April 18 –May 27 (six weeks)
One-Time Sessions—Sign Up TODAY by phone or online
Saturday April 30, 9:00 – 12:00,
Abuse within Families and Otherwise, with L. Loreen Fox-Shipley, Ph.D.
An overview of abuse as it is experienced by a significant percentage of our population, adults and children (infants thru adolescents). Attendees will be able to define and identify abuse. They will learn ways to respond to protect themselves and others. Dr. Shipley has been a consultant to Child Protective Services and an expert for the Arizona Attorney General's office for more than 28 years. She has evaluated and provided treatment for victims and perpetrators. Fee: $5. Min. of 5 (For info call Loreen at 602-978-9424.)
Tuesday , April 26, 7:00 – 9:00, MP
“Blossoming into Possibilities”, soulscape artist Marie Howell, “Faces of Grace”
Use collage art and writing to awaken awareness and intention to the bouquet of life’s possibilities. Designed for women and will begin and end with poetry and ritual. $20.
Saturday May 14, 9 - noon
Beyond Hospice: Caring for our Own after Death, Kristine Bentz, certified Death Midwife and Home Funeral Guide
Yes. We have a choice! Individuals, families and communities in Arizona have the right to care for our own. This kind of caregiving is a natural extension of hospice, either at in-patient facilities or home settings. It is a return to life-affirming practices our ancestors once knew well. In this workshop, Kristine Bentz will share how a family-led funeral is possible, how a family can choose to care for the body, what the work generally involves, why the practice may be beneficial and who may find it a healing opportunity. Min. of 5, max. of 15. Fee: $40.
Individual Sessions to be scheduled with presenter:
Reiki with Peg Heintzelman or Daniel Heintzelman, Reiki Masters
What Is Reiki?
Reiki is a whole and complete energy, yet can enhance other types of healing.
Reiki is a powerful natural system that unlocks and balances the inner flow of vital energy.
Reiki is for preventing disorders, maintaining positive wellness and helping the healing process.
Reiki is spiritually guided, yet it is not a religion.
Reiki is a transcendental energy. It works with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
Reiki is a gentle, peaceful and relaxing experience.
Reiki practice involves a light healing touch - no massage. Introductory rate: $30/hour. Schedule at 480-263-3311.
Life-Cycle Celebrations with Marilyn Rampley
What are life-cycle celebrations?
Marking life transitions and stages with personalized rituals honors their importance in our lives. See life-cyclecelebrations.com for more information. Fee depends on time involved. Schedule with Marilyn.
Weekly Classes for 6-Week Series
Register phone 602-993-0050 or online at shadowrockucc.org/WLC.
Mondays 6:00 – 7:30 PM in K-2
Be Happy Now Yoga, Judy Schwiebert, Advanced Studies Program, Yoga Pura
More than exercise, Be Happy Now Yoga classes use the physical postures of Hatha Yoga as a “place” to practice the fundamental purpose of yoga: allowing contentment to arise now, whatever the circumstances –whether on or off the mat. Fee: $7.00 per class or 6 classes for $30. Register with Judy at class.
Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:00 PM in K-2
Tai Chi for Everyone with Tony Spencer, Tai Chi student
Meditation in movement. No-impact exercise. Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art, focuses on slow movements and mindful action with health and mental benefits accessible to all. Sessions will begin with seated meditation and continue with instruction in the Yang and Chen styles. Fee: Donation Register with Tony at class.
Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00 in Turquoise Room
Life Transitions Support Group with Rev. Ken Heintzelman and Margie Talley
This group is for anyone who wishes to move away from loneliness and into solitude, being content with being alone and finding life meaningful and joyful. Transitions can occur from loss of job/loss of a loved one (death, divorce, relationship)/empty nest/retirement. Fee: $30. Register by phone/online. Rev. Ken feels all those going through transitions would benefit from this support group. Min. of 5.
Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00, on Shadow Rock campus
Health Rhythms Drumming, with Andrew Ecker, drummingsounds.com
Participate in drum circles with others in a protocol that promotes healing in a non-judgmental and spiritual setting. Participants are empowered for “in-the-moment music making” in a practice that has been used worldwide by doctors, therapists, teachers, drum circle facilitators and others. Andrew recently led 700 elementary children in drumming during a tree planning ceremony for the Fusion Foundation. Fee: $60 for the entire session, $15 per single session. All drums will be provided. Class size 15 – 20.
For more information:
For online registration and payment, go to www.shadowrockucc.org/WLC
Photos by: Lynne Ericksson
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