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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter


Events

  • Saturday, November 10, 6:30-9:00 PM: PSR/Sacramento Annual Dinner featuring a keynote address by Dr. Tilman Ruff, co-founder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.
    • The dinner is being held in the Grand Ballroom of the DoubleTree by Hilton, 2001 Point West Way.
    • Doors open at 6:30 PM, dinner begins at 7:00, and the program begins at 8:00.
    • In addition to the keynote address, the event will feature a presentation by one of our 2018 High School Essay Contest winners and a review of chapter activities.
    • There will also be live music by the acclaimed Rio Americano High School Nuclear Free Jazz Ensemble and a dance floor for anyone who’d like to take a spin before the program begins.
    • The price of the dinner is $50 per person ($25 for students). Reserved tables for groups of 10 or more are available. Entree options include salmon, chicken, and vegetarian (including a vegan option).
    • Go to the Join/Donate/Dinner Reservation page to make your reservations. The deadline to make reservations is Monday, November 5.
  • Between now and the November 10 PSR/Sacramento Annual Dinner: Think globally and act locally by joining our 1,000 Call Campaign to Help Rid the World of Nuclear Weapons (See the Nuclear Weapons, War, and Militarism page of this website for more details)
    • On August 28, 2018, the California Legislature passed two historic resolutions concerning nuclear weapons:
      • AJR 30 states that it is the will of the California Legislature that Congress urgently pass S.200 and H.R.669 at the federal level to remove the authority of the President of the United States to order a first nuclear strike without a declaration of war by Congress.
      • AJR 33 states that it is the will of the California Legislature that Congress support Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons passed by a vote of 122-1 in the UN General Assembly on July 76, 2017.
    • Between now and our November 10 annual dinner at which Dr. Tilman Ruff will speak about the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, please act locally by contacting your U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative and urging them to support S.200 and H.R.669. companion bills in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to remove the authority of the President of the United States to order a first nuclear strike without a declaration of war by Congress.
    • Please also contact your U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative and urge them to openly support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which was passed by a vote of 122-1 in the UN General Assembly on July 7, 2017. and which is endorsed in California AJR 33.
    • Please log the contacts you make with elected officials on our PSR/Sacramento 1,000 Call Campaign Database.

 

  • Saturday, October 13, 6-9 PM: AFriPeace Foundation Benefit Dinner, Edwards Plaza of the Country Day School, 2636 Latham Drive, in Sacramento
    • The event is a fundraiser for the AfriPeace Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote peace, non-violence, and justice in Africa and her diaspora with an emphasis on youth education and cross-cultural exchange.
    • PSR/Sacramento President Dr. Bill Durston will be the featured speaker at the event, speaking on the topic, “Preventing Gun Violence: from Africa to the Americas.”
    • Tickets for the event are $35 via advance purchase or $40 at the door.
    • The event will also include live music and dance performances, Ethiopian cuisine, and a silent auction to benefit the AfriPeace Foundation.

 

  • Monday, October 15, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM: A Women’s Forum…Connecting the Dots, Taking Care of Our Mental Health, Re-Inventing Ourselves, at the Hilton Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street, in Sacramento

 

  • Friday, October 19, 5:00-6:00 PM: General meeting of the United Nations Association of Sacramento at the Sylvan Oaks Library, 6700 Auburn Boulevard, in Citrus Heights
    • The meeting is open to all individuals who support the mission and work of the United Nations.
    • RSVP by email to Trevor Hugh at trevorhmmc1@gmail.com.

 

  • Saturday, October 20, 6:00-9:30 PM: Wild and Scenic Film Festival, hosted by the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) and Habitat 2020, at the Sierra 2 Community Center, 2791 24th Street, in Sacramento
    • The annual Wild and Scenic film festival features newly released short films that address themes including water quality and conservation, sustainable development, energy, food, agriculture, wildlife protection, environmental justice, habitat preservation and outdoor recreation.
    • Tickets are $20 per person ($15 for students) and can be purchased in advance online. (Tickets may also be purchased at the door, but it’s recommended that you purchase them in advance as seating is limited.
    • PSR/Sacramento is an ECOS member and a co-sponsor of this event.

 

  • Sunday, October 21, 2-4 PM: United Nations Day Celebration in Curtis Hall of the Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th Street, in Sacramento
    • The celebration will feature a talk by PSR member Bill Myers, EdD, concerning the role of the UN in protecting the rights of children.
      • Bill worked for UNICEF for many years and is co-editor ofthe 2013 book, Child Protection in Development.
      • He will speak about the daunting challenges of protecting the rights of children in war-torn countries.
    • This event is hosted by the Sacramento Chapter of the United Nations Association and is free and open to the public.

 

  • Saturday, November 3, 6:00-9:00 PM: “Boots and Bling: A Celebration to Protect Vernal Pools;” Annual Benefit to support Sacramento Splash, at the Splash Center, 4426 Excelsior Road, in Mather, California
    • This fun event will feature live music, hot appetizers, wine and beer, silent auction, and a unique dress code: fancy on the top with your favorite pair of boots on the bottom!
    • Splash will honor County Supervisor Don Nottoli with the first annual Ripple Award recognizing the spreading impact of a dedicated individual in protecting local water and habitat for the next generation.
    • Tickets are $45 per person in advance, $50 at the door.

 

  • Tuesday, November 13, 5:30-8:30 PM: Environmentalist of the Year Award, sponsored by the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS), in Curtis Hall of the Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th Street, in Sacramento
    • The will be the 43rd annual Sacramento Environmentalist of the Year ceremony.
    • The awards ceremony is a time to celebrate and recognize the past year’s regional champions and community sustainability successes. It is also a time to reflect on the work we still have in front of us in the year ahead.
    • The reception will include hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music.
    • Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased in advance online.
    • PSR/Sacramento is an ECOS member and a co-sponsor of this event. (Past PSR/Sacramento President Dr. Robert Meagher is a past winner of the Environmentalist of the Year Award.)

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.