Arizona Jews for Justice


Join us on April 26th at noon to learn about the work of Arizona Jews for Justice. We'll be joined by Campaign Director Eddie Chavez Calderon. Click here to learn […]

Why Evangelicals Worship Trump with Reverend Nathaniel Manderson


It's no secret that U.S. evangelicals are enamored with a convicted rapist with more than 90 outstanding criminal charges who brags of grabbing women's genitals. At one time, this seemed antithetical to the teachings of Jesus that evangelicals claim to follow. But in recent years, Trumpism has become a religion all its own, and its greatest adherents are evangelicals.

Please join us on May 10th at noon to talk about this from the perspective of a faith leader who opposes Christian nationalism and supports church:state separation, Reverend Nathaniel Manderson.

How Women Became America's Social Safety Net


After the 2022 Dobb's decision that forced us all to follow one narrow religious perspective, anyone with a uterus became a second class citizen in the U.S. But on top of this loss of rights and diminished status, women serve as a de facto societal safety net in America.

Jessica Calarco, PhD, has studied this issue for years; she'll join us on Friday May 17 to talk about this work in her new book Holding it Together: How Women Became America's Social Safety Net.

The Importance of Poll Workers in AZ Elections


After the constant election lies and conspiracy theories pushed by extremists on the right since 2020, elections in Arizona feel more fraught than ever. Learn about the important role of poll workers and how you can contribute to safe, secure elections in Arizona in 2024 when we're joined by Jennifer Marson, Executive Director of Arizona Association of Counties on May 24 at noon.

Nice is Not Enough: Public Schools and LGBTQ Youth with CJ Pascoe


Join us on May 31 at noon for a talk with special guest CJ Pascoe PhD, author of Nice is Not Enough: Inequality and the Limits of Kindness at American High, Dude You're a F*g, and co-editor of Gender Replay: On Kids, Schools and Feminism. After years of burgeoning support for LGBTQ rights, increasingly these rights are coming under attack. These attacks are especially pronounced for queer youth. CJ Pascoe has researched the experiences of LGBTQ students in public schools for two decades. In this talk she will present findings from her new book, Nice Is Not Enough: Inequality and the Limits of Kindness at American High. Nice Is Not Enough documents the challenges faced by young folks in public schools and, importantly, shows how we can advocate for safer schools that support all young folks through shifts in policy, social activities and classroom content.

American Humanist Association: Engaging Secular Voters


Join us on June 21 for a conversation with special guest Isabella Russian of the American Humanist Association. We'll be talking about secular voters: voter registration, state and national level legislation, and engaging with local governments.. 

\Isabella Russian is the Policy Coordinator at the American Humanist Association. Prior to moving to D.C., she worked at the Arizona House of Representatives as nonpartisan research staff, interned with the ACLU of Arizona, and attended Arizona State University. The state is very dear to her, and she's happy to be back in the company of Arizonans.

Cait West on Breaking Away from Christian Patriarchy


JJoin us on June 28 for a conversation with special guest Cait West.

Cait West is a writer, editor and author of "Rift: A Memoir of Breaking Away from Christian Patriarchy." Her work has been published in The Revealer, Religion Dispatches, Fourth Genre and Hawai'i Pacific Review, among others. As an advocate and a survivor of the Christian patriarchy movement, she serves on the editorial board for Tears of Eden, a nonprofit providing resources for survivors of spiritual abuse, and co-hosts the Survivors Discuss podcast.

Dr. Barbara Atwood: Arizona Abortion Ban/s and the Mifepristone Case


Join us on July 12 at noon as Dr. Barbara Atwood, Mary Anne Richey Professor of Law Emerita and Co-Director of the Family and Juvenile Law Certificate Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, joins us to discuss the Arizona abortion ban case and the mifepristone case.

From Junkie to Judge: Mary Beth O'Connor Discusses Her Secular Recovery Journey


From a junkie addicted to methamphetamines to a federal judge, Mary Beth O’Connor’s memoir shares her inspiring journey from rock bottom to resilience as she forged a personal path to recovery from trauma and addiction. Winner of the Silver Award, 2023 Nonfiction Book Awards

Register here for this virtual event on August 2 at noon:

Searing, unsettling, and ultimately triumphant, Judge O'Connor's debut memoir takes readers on a wild ride through the rock-bottom underbelly of intravenous drug addiction to the hallowed halls of justice where she rose to the pinnacle of success as a federal judge.

With wit and unabashed honesty, O’Connor shares her remarkable three-phase journey: the abuse and trauma that drove her to teenage drug use, the chaos that ensued from her addiction; and how she developed a personalized secular recovery plan that led to twenty-nine years of sobriety. Her story proves any addict can recover and anyone can build a productive and happy life, no matter how low the bottom or how deep the pain.

Arizona's Elections: Voter Choice Arizona


Join us on September 6 at noon for a conversation with Voter Choice Arizona. 

 Click here to register for this virtual event.
Voter Choice Arizona is a non-partisan group of mostly volunteers donating their own time and financial support for essential tools.