Arizona

Location

Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281

Mark your calendars for this year's LIVE Dancing with The Bars competition.

Our 2015 Cast will be ready to Rock the Stage for an evening of fantastic performances, music, and charity. This year's event will benefit Aunt Rita's Foundation - the Arizona organization that raises and equally distributes funds to Central Arizona programs that prevent HIV/AIDS or assist those living with HIV/AIDS. We are so excited to have the opportunity to support this Foundation with this amazing event!

Tickets for the show will be on sale on May 1, 2015.
VIP - $40, Premium Seating | Pre-Party Access
General Admission - $25

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Location

Orpheum Theatre
203 W. Adams St
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Local First Arizona has created a distinct event to welcome BALLE conference attendees to Phoenix and you are invited!  Join us for Phoenix Sparks, where you’ll hear from an amazing lineup of Arizona’s most diverse and passionate local thought leaders who will speak on what inspires them to enrich and cultivate their community.  Each speaker will  get 20 slides and have 5 minutes on the historic Orpheum Theatre stage. Speakers include: Read more »

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Phoenix Sparks Presented by Local First Arizona

Phoenix Sparks Presented by Local First Arizona

Local First Arizona has created a distinct event to welcome BALLE conference attendees to Phoenix and you are invited!  Join us for Phoenix Sparks, where you’ll hear from an amazing lineup of Arizona’s most diverse and passionate local thought leaders who will speak on what inspires them to enrich and cultivate their community.  Each speaker will  get 20 slides and have 5 minutes on the historic Orpheum Theatre stage. Speakers include: Read more »

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Whether it’s advocating for fair legislation and elected officials that protect our interests, working towards equal business and employment opportunities, ensuring we preserve culture and faith, or improving education and outreach, as diverse leaders within Arizona we know there are many challenges facing our communities and our diverse state.​

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The Arizona Diverse Leaders Forum is an opportunity to explore issues that impact the communities we represent and discuss long-term strategies that will strengthen all of Arizona’s emerging communities.  By connecting Arizona’s diverse communities, leveraging our resources, and collectively advancing our unique goals, we are better equipped to build a stronger and more equal Arizona.​ Read more »

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Location

Arizona Grand Resort
8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85044

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization,, is proud to announce the awardees for the 11th Annual HRC Arizona Gala Dinner – Aiken Schenk Law Firm and Lambda Legal as the Corporate Equality Award recipients, Bobbi Lancaster as the Individual Equality Award recipient, and the City of Tempe as the recipient of the Community Action Award.

Each will be honored at the 11th Annual HRC Arizona Gala Dinner at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa on Feb. 28 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets can be obtained at HRCArizona.org. Read more »

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Location

St. Mary's Food Bank
  • Meet in a safe space to discuss issues related to the changing landscape of Arizona.
  • Learn best practices to ensure your business or organization is providing opportunity for everyone.
  • Learn how we can continue making Arizona a competitive place to live, work, and play.

Everyone is welcome to attend who want to discuss how to provide opportunity for everyone in this changing landscape. 

  • Faith Based Leaders
  • Conservative Leaders
  • Evangelicals
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Networking Is Our Business at The Gladly

ONE Community is proud to launch a new series of networking events after listening to our business members!

"Networking Is Our Business" will be a premier networking lunch that features opportunities to connect with like-minded business professionals and entrepreneurs!

February's Featured Topic:  The State of LGBTQ Arizona

In partnership with Arizona State University, Univision, and the Raul H. Castro Institute, ONE Community proudly released the first annual State of LGBTQ in Arizona report in November 2014.  You won't want to miss this interactive overview which includes demographics, civic engagement, healthcare, purchasing power, buying power and media and entertainment.

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Location

AZ

WHAT: The 13th annual BALLE (Business Alliance of Local Living Economies) Conference is a three-day event that explores how locally rooted economic systems solve environmental, financial, and social problems. Approximately 700 local business leaders, social entrepreneurs, community funders, policymakers and local economy leaders of all kind from across North America and beyond are expected to attend this year’s BALLE Conference. 
The theme, “What’s Working Locally,” will inform this year’s conversation around practical solutions and wisdom that attendees can take back to their own communities to advance the emergence of a new economy that is just, fair, and healthy for people, place, and planet.  Read more »

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Arizona Opera Announces 45th Anniversary Season

Arizona Opera Announces 45th Anniversary Season

Season of "firsts" including a U.S. opera company premiere, three operas never before seen in Arizona, and twenty company debuts from leading talent
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Marriage equality heads into Arizona lawbooks, but voters still have last word (again)

Marriage equality heads into Arizona lawbooks, but voters still have last word (again)

A new law proposed by 13 co-sponsors will put marriage equality into Arizona lawbooks – provided voters repeal the unconstitutional 2008 voter-enacted amendment. House Bill 2117 repeals a 1996 statute banning same-sex marriage.

The legislative-passed language was bolstered by Proposition 102, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

The conundrum is that voters changed the Arizona constitution and the constitution requires a people's vote to be changed.Kaine Fisher, partner and director of Family Law for the Rose Law Group, says that the state statute can't become effective unless voters reverse their position on marriage equality. Read more »

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