Tuesday, January 26, 7 PM - Pink Ribbons, Inc. - Film Showing at Sacramento Peace Action, 909 12th Street, Sacramento
This film provides a revealing look at pink ribbon campaigns and how corporations wrap their products in pink to to sell products that have nothing to do with preventing breast cancer and that, in fact, may be harmful to human health and to the health of our environment.
Wednesday, January 27, 6:30 PM - Paris Climate Change Talks: Bringing them home to Sacramento - Presentation at the Belle Coolidge Library Meeting Room,
5600 S Land Park Dr, Sacramento
This event, organized by 350 Sacramento, features a discussion led by three environmental activists who in Paris for the historic talks:
Larry Greene, Executive Director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Michael Paparian, Climate Reality Leader
Ryan Camero, artist
These experts will share their experiences and perspectives to help us understand the achievements and limitations of the talks, and where we go from here.
Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
Sunday, February 7, 2 PM - "SAPA Bowl Party" at the Sacramento Area Peace Action HQ, 909 12 Street, Sacramento, featuring a showing of the film, Not Just a Game: Power, Politics, and American Sports
If you're looking for a progressive alternative to another "Super Bowl Party," this is the event for you.
Bring a snack to share.
Saturday, February 13, 1-4 PM: Screening of the film,
Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaii, with subsequent discussion, at the
California Museum, 1020 O St, in Sacramento
This event, sponsored by Northern California Time of Remembrance, features a discussion of the film and its implicatins for current times led by
Carole Hayashino of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.
The general admission fee is
$25; college students $15; under 18 free.
Saturday, February 13, 2-5 PM: 19th Annual Darwin Birthday Gala,
at the John Smith Hall, La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Rd, in Carmichael
The event includes at talk,
Collection Evolution: The untold story of the vindication of Charles Darwin, presented by Dr Matthew James of Sonoma State University, music, refreshments, displays, and birthday cake!
Admission is $15 at the door or $10 if reserved before February 6.
Sunday, February 21, 7:30 PM:
An evening with Dr Jeff Halper Co-Founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, at the
Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento 2425 Sierra Blvd, in Sacramento
Sunday, March 6, 10 AM to 12 Noon - Guided "Critter Walk" at the Mather Field Vernal Pools
Last fall, PSR/Sacramento participtated in a successful effort to convince the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors not to allow developers to destroy the invaluable vernal pools adjacent to Mather Field. This spring, these pools will be teeming with pond life. Come and see the beautiful and precious ecosystem that you helped save.
Click on this link for more information and to make reservations to join the "Critter Walk."
If you can't make it on March 6, another "Critter Walk" is being held on Sunday, March 13, beginning at 1 PM.
Sunday, April 10, 10 AM - Guided "Vernal Pool Flower Walk" at the Mather Field Vernal Pools
Last fall, PSR/Sacramento participtated in a successful effort to convince the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors not to allow developers to destroy the invaluable vernal pools adjacent to Mather Field. This spring, these pools will be teeming with pond life surrounded by gorgeous wildflowers. Come and see the beautiful and precious ecosystem that you helped save.
Click on this link for more information and to make reservations to join the "Vernal Pool Flower Walk ."
If you can't make it on April 10, additional "Flower Walks" are being held on Sunday, April 17 and April 24, beginning at 1 PM.
Thursday, April 21-Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 25th Annual Africa and Diaspora Conference on "Peace and Conflict Resolution in Africa/Diaspora, 25 Years Later" at CSUS
This conference, organized by CSUS Professor Ernest Uwazie, Director of the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, will focus on the successes on the African continent during the beginning of the 21st Century, including an increasing number of stable democracies, a declining numbers of conflicts, and improving overall economic conditions, as well as the ongoing challenges of violent extremism, religious and ethnic intolerance, and the widening gap between the rich and the poor. Click on this link for more information.
Sunday, May 1, 6-9 PM: Save the Date for the PSR/Sacramento High School Scholarship Essay Contest Finals Dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 2001 Point West Way, in Sacramento
The prompt for this year's contest is a quotation from the Dalai Lama, who said, "Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free."
The 10 student finalists will present their essays orally to a panel of distinguished judges from the community and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen.
First place will win a $3,000 scholarship, 2nd place a $2,500 scholarship, and 3rd place a $2,000 scholarship.
The other seven finalists will all win $1,000 each.
To make a tax deductible contribution to help fund the annual scholarship essay contest, click on this link.
Return to this site soon to make reservations for the scholarship essay contest dinner.
Disclaimer: Events are listed based on their potential interest to PSR/Sacramento members, but the listing of an event that is not directly sponsored or organized by PSR/Sacramento does not necessarily represent endorsement of that event.