Join us to discuss House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest by Craig Childs.
The various tribes that made up the Anasazi people converged on Chaco Canyon (New Mexico) during the 11th century to create a civilization hailed as "the Las Vegas of its day," a flourishing cultural center that attracted pilgrims from far and wide, and a vital crossroads of the prehistoric world. By the 13th century, however, Chaco's vibrant community had disappeared without a trace.
Was it drought? Pestilence? War? Forced migration, mass murder or suicide? Conflicting theories have abounded for years, capturing the North American imagination for eons.
Join Craig Childs as he draws on the latest scholarly research, as well as a lifetime of exploration in the forbidden landscapes of the American Southwest, to shed new light on this compelling mystery. He takes us from Chaco Canyon to the highlands of Mesa Verde, to the Mongollon Rim; to a contemporary Zuni community where tribal elders maintain silence about the fate of their Lost Others; and to the largely unexplored foothills of the Sierra Madre in Mexico, where abundant remnants of Anasazi culture lie yet to be uncovered.
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Join us for a presentation by Kevin Heade on Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona.
Kevin Heade is a board member of Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona, a statewide, grassroots organization that’s dedicated to eliminating the death penalty in Arizona and promoting awareness of the problems with capital punishment.
Kevin works as a Defender Attorney with the Maricopa County Public Defender office. He is also a member of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the Criminal Law Division of the American Bar Association and serves as an Executive Committee Member of the Central AZ National Lawyers Guild. Kevin graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in May, 2012.
During law school, Kevin studied Criminal law and Federal Indian Law while also completing internships in the National Whistleblower Center in Washington D.C., the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender Office in Phoenix, AZ, and the Maricopa County Public Defender Office in Phoenix, AZ.
Kevin earned undergraduate degrees in Education and Political Science at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He was a co-founder of the Kent State Antiwar Committee and President of the May 4th Task Force at Kent State. In between undergrad and law school, Kevin taught middle school on the Navajo Reservation and high school in West Phoenix
The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 am for socializing with an optional Continental breakfast available for a $5 donation. The presentation begins at 10:00 am.
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Join us for a rollicking good time celebrating the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Pirates all in one event!
May you be touched by a noodly appendage!
Approximate Schedule (Pirates are not noted for adherence to timing and besides the crocodile swallowed the clock.)
5 PM - Happy Hour: Bring your own adult beverage to share (alcohol, soda, etc.). Lemonade, juice, milk and water provided. Appetizers and salad bar available for noshing.
Children's activities will be ongoing throughout the evening.
6 PM - Dinner: Spaghetti, Meatballs, Sauces, Bread (Vegan and gluten-free options available) and dessert
7 PM - Poetry and Prizes: Share your FSM inspired poetry. Raffle and door prize drawings
Pricing (Suggested Donation)
$10 – Adults
$8 - Full Time Students and Seniors (Students eat free of charge if they commit to 1 hour of helping with the event.)
$4 - Children 6 to 13
Free - Children under 6
Prepay option: simply make a one time donation and note that it is for FSM dinner. Note that it is not tax deductible for the market value of the meal. Feel free to round up to the nearest thousand dollars: no one will stop you. Click this link to make the donation: Support HSGP
Volunteering Opportunities: Boatswains, Booty Collectors, Galley Grunts, Scullery Maids, Deck Swabbers and other assorted Tars are needed.
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Pirate wear or other costumes encouraged, but certainly not required.
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