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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter



  • Sunday, October 13, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM: Peace Festival celebrating the 150th birthday of Mahatma Ghandi, La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Road, in Carmichael
    • The festival will include workshops & presentations on topics related to promoting peace, including:
      • Panel discussions concerning ways of promoting peace and preventing violence, including gun violence.
        • Americans Against Gun Violence vice president Kate Van Buren will be will be speaking and leading a discussion on the topic, Gun Violence in America: A Preventable Epidemic, from 4:00-5:00 PM.
        • There will also be workshops on Peace Poetry, meditation for peace of mind, and Peace on your Plate.
    • There will also music and dance performances, activities for children, and food vendors featuring ethnic food.
    • The event is free and open to the public. It is hosted by the non-profit VI-SH Koranne Foundation and is co-sponsored by PSR/Sacramento and Americans Against Gun Violence.
    • For more information, click on this link, call (916) 686-5785, or email


  • Friday, October 18, 6:00-9:00 PM: Fall Fundraiser for Harvesting Dreams to Reality, at the Antiquite Maison Privee, 2114 P Street, in Sacramento
    • This event, hosted by Improve Your Tomorrow, Inc., is a fundraiser to support to support the organization’s mission of increasing the number of young men of color who attend and graduate from colleges and universities.
    • Last year’s fundraiser was attended by more than 200 guests and raised over $38,000.
    • Tickets to the event are $25 per person, and sponsorships are available.
    • To purchase tickets, and for more information, click on this link.


  • Saturday, October 19, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM: Clinica Tepati is open to provide free health care to underserved members of the Sacramento community in the Wellspace Building at the corner of 19th and J Streets in California.
    • If you are a licensed physician in California, you’re invited to join PSR/Sacramento President Dr. Bill Durston, Dr. Joni Borbon, and other PSR members in becoming a preceptor at Clinica Tepati, a student run free medical clinic that is open to everyone and that specializes in caring for underserved members of the Latino community in the greater Sacramento Area.
    • The clinic is affiliated with the University of California, Davis medical school. Undergraduates at UC Davis volunteer to run the clinic, and medical students from UC Davis and California North State Medical School see patients and present cases to the preceptors.
    • In addition to the benefits of working with idealistic students and caring for an extremely appreciative clientele, other benefits include malpractice coverage and access to the entire UC Davis online library.
    • Contact us at if you’re interested in becoming credentialed as a Clinica Tepati preceptor.


  • Saturday, October 26, 6:00-9:00 PM: AfriPeace Foundation Benefit Dinner and Auction in Edwards Plaza at Sacramento Country Day School, 2636 Latham Drive, in Sacramento
    • This fundraiser for the AfriPeace Foundation will feature a presentation by CSUS Professor Teiahsha Bankhead on the topic, Practicing Ubuntu: Translating African indigenous restorative justice for U.S. schools and communities
    • Dinner will be followed by an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
    • Advance tickets are $35 and may be purchased via the AfriPeace Foundation website.


  • Sunday, October 27, 1:30-3:30 PM: United Nations Day Celebration in Curtis Hall of the Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th Street, in Sacramento
    • The theme of this celebration, hosted by the Sacramento Chapter of the United Nations Association, is Our Planet, Our Future.
    • The program will feature presentations by  climate change experts concerning the steps that NGOs,  and state, local national governments must take to address a disaster in the making.
    • Speakers will include:
      •  Mr. Troy Wolfe, Senior Director of Education Programs at the UN Foundation
      • Dr. Glenn Jaecks, Professor of Geology from American River College
      • Dr. Catherine Brinkley, UC Davis Professor of Human Ecology, Community and Regional Development
    • The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration and donations to the Sacramento Chapter of the United Nations Association are appreciated.
    • This event is co-sponsored by PSR/Sacramento.
    • For more information, and to make reservations, click on this link.


  • Sunday, November 3, 5:00-9:00 PM: Make your reservations for the Annual Dinner of the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility in conjunction with Americans Against Gun Violence, at the Hilton Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street, in Sacramento
    • This year’s annual dinner will feature a keynote address by Professor Philip Alpers of the University of Sydney School of Public Health on the topic of Preventing Gun Violence: An International Perspective
      • Professor Alpers is an internationally recognized expert on the issue of the relationship between gun laws, rates of gun ownership, rates of gun related deaths, and overall rates of homicide and suicide at the international level. He has served as a delegate from Australia to the United Nations in negotiations concerning arms trade treaties, and he regularly meets with leaders in other countries to discuss gun violence prevention. Professor Alpers was an invited participant in the summit held by the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research in January of 2013, following the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, and he contributed a chapter, The Big Melt: How One Democracy Changed after Scrapping a Third of its Firearms, describing Australia’s rapid response to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre in the compendium, Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis. He has also published numerous other articles on the subject of gun violence prevention, including an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2016 entitled, Association between gun law reforms and intentional firearm deaths in Australia, 1979-2013.
      • Professor Alpers is the founder and CEO of GunPolicy.Org, an organization that maintains an online, interactive database that facilitates comparisons of gun laws, rates of gun ownership, rates of gun related deaths, and overall rates of homicide and suicide between the different countries of the world.
    • Social Hour will be from 5:00-6:00 PM; dinner will begin at 6:00 PM, and the program, which will also include updates on PSR/Sacramento and Americans Against Gun Violence activities over the past year, will begin at 7:00 PM.
    • The cost of the dinner is $40 per person ($20 for students who are paying for their own dinners). Vegetarian and chicken entree options are available. Go to the Join/Donate/Dinner Reservation Page to make your reservations.
    • Click on this link for a downloadable dinner flyer. The deadline to make reservations is Tuesday, October 29.


  • Thursday, November 7, 12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM: Children’s Advocates Roundtable, at the California Endowment, 1414 K Street, in Sacramento, California
    • This event, hosted by the Children’s Advocacy Institute, will feature a presentation by Americans Against Gun Violence President Dr. Bill Durston on the topic, Firearm Injuries Affecting the Pediatric Population: A Preventable Epidemic, followed by a panel discussion.
    • The event is free and open to the public and lunch will be provided, but advance reservations are required. To make reservations, RSVP to Melanie Delgado at or call (619) 260-4806.


  • Wednesday, November 13, 5:30-8:30 PM: Save the Date for the Environmentalist of the Year Award Celebration, hosted by the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS)
    • Full details concerning the location and cost of the event as well as an online reservation form will be posted in the near future.
    • PSR/Sacramento is a member organization of ECOS.




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 imply endorsement of that event.