We were pleasantly overwhelmed by the standing room only audience that participated so enthusiastically and honestly in our recent July 14 “Perils and Perils of Privilege” workshop at Pomegranate Café in Ahwatukee.
We were pleasantly overwhelmed by the standing room only audience that participated so enthusiastically and honestly in our recent 14 July “Perils and Perils of Privilege" workshop at Pomegranate Café. It was for us an opportunity to move conversations about diversity and difference to a deeper level of personal and social examination.
More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.
O’Connor House, whose mission is to continue the lifetime work of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to help solve important social, economic and political problems through civil dialogue and action, has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors, each appointed to a three-year term:
Have you ever wondered why some butterflies have iridescent blue-black wings and a taste that’s repulsive to birds and other predators? Ron Rutowski, a Tempe resident and biology professor at Arizona State University since 1976, has too — actually, he’s spent years and traveled extensively throughout North and Central America and Australia, studying the ways color is produced, employed and perceived in the animal kingdom, particularly on ways insects use color as a visual signal and how it’s interpreted by their compound eyes.
Editor’s note: In the July 13 Ahwatukee Foothills News, resident Jim Jochim challenged fellow Ahwatukee residents to think outside the box to help save The Lakes Golf Course by coming up with “Green Light Ideas” on the Opinion page. Here’s what they had to say:
When my father Ira Fulton was just 12 years old, his father stood him in front of a mirror and said, “Ira, this is your competition. Don’t compare yourself to others; just compare yourself with you.” Years later, my father would repeat this scenario, but now he was the father and I was the mirror image.
Their properties exceed design standards for their area, according to Mesa’s Extraordinary Properties Campaign. The property owners received a thank you letter, certificate and an Extraordinary Properties sign to display in yards for three months. A new group of winners is chosen each quarter. Nominations can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
Travis Seideman, of Boy Scout Troop 16, was recognized for attaining his Eagle Scout rank at a Court of Honor on May 24 at Desert Foothills United Methodist Church in Ahwatukee. Seideman’s Eagle Project included the design and completion of a community garden for the Ahwatukee Community Senior Center at Pecos Park. The garden, which includes an in-ground watering system, features above-the-ground planters that enable senior citizens to plant and maintain gardens while standing-up.
The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the 9th Congressional District US House of Representatives candidate Andrew Walter.For more from this forum, see our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ZTVzyUoWKlnx1J8_dcjjX94IwjMgeS5[Video: Vincent Cota/Ahwatukee Foothills News]