Monday, April 18, 6:30 PM: Drilling Down Into Health Impacts - The effects of oil and gas on California Communities, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N Street, Sacramento
At this event, led my Martha Arguello, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, participants will discuss the health impact of urban oil drilling, including the practice of "fracking," on local communities.
The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP would be appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, April 19, 5:00 PM: Earth Day Webinar on Climate Change, presented by Dr. Catherine Thomasson, National PSR Executive Director
Did you know that addressing climate change can improve our health? Climate change directly threatens our health in a variety of ways, from heat waves, to loss of electricity from extreme weather events. These threats affect those already the most vulnerable in our society, the very young, old, and those economically disadvantaged. From reduction in air pollution from burning fossil fuels to eating less meat, we can improve our health and well-being over and above reducing the threat of climate changes.
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, April 24, 11:00 AM-4 PM: Annual Earth Day Celebration, Southside Park, in Sacramento
This annual event is hosted by the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS), of which PSR/Sacramento is a member.
Over 150 organizations, including PSR/Sacramento, exhibit a vast array of practical information, goods and services that cultivate a healthier and more sustainable way of living.
The event also features live music, entertainers, healthy cuisine and fun activities for all, including a children's area.
Sunday, May 1, 6-9 PM: PSR/Sacramento High School Scholarship Essay Contest Finals Dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 2001 Point West Way, in Sacramento
Make your reservations to attend the annual PSR/Sacramento High School Scholarship Essay Contest Finals dinner, which is always one of the most inspiring and enjoyable PSR events of the year.
The cost of the dinner is $40 per person ($20 for students).
Salmon, chicken, and vegetarian entrees are available.
The deadline to make reservations is Tuesday, April 26th.
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 reservations for the scholarship dinner, or to make a tax deductible contribution to help fund the annual scholarship essay contest, click on this link.
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.