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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter


Events

 

 

  • Sunday, May 3, 2020 – 16th annual PSR/Sacramento High School Scholarship Essay Contest Finals Dinner at the Hilton Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street, in Sacramento
    • Note: If public health officials continue to recommend that people not gather in large groups due to possible spread of the COVID-19 virus, it may be necessary to cancel the essay contest finals dinner. We’re putting a hold on new reservations at this time. If you’ve already made reservations and the dinner is canceled, we’ll refund your dinner payments. Even if the essay contest dinner is canceled, the essay contest will go on, and the winners will be chosen on the basis of their written essays alone.
    • The prompt for this year’s High School Scholarship Essay Contest is the following statement by the Guatemalan civil rights leader and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchu Tum:
      • “Peace is not only the absence of war.  As long as there is poverty, racism, discrimination and exclusion, we’ll be hard-pressed to achieve a world of peace.”
    • At the dinner on May 3, the 10 finalists in this year’s contest will present their essays orally, and a distinguished panel of judges from the community will choose the first, second, and third place winners. (First place will win a $3,000 scholarship, 2nd place a $2,500 scholarship, and third place a $2,000 scholarship. The other seven finalists will each receive $1,000 scholarships.)
    • Doors open for social hour at 5:00 PM, dinner begins at 6:00, and the presentations of the 10 finalists will begin at 7:00.
    • The dinner is open to the public, but advance reservations are required.
    • The cost of the dinner is $45 per person ($25 for students who are paying for their own dinners). Tables for 10 can be reserved for $450. Table sponsors will be acknowledged in the program and from the podium. Entree options include chicken and vegetarian. A vegan option is also available by special request.
    • Go to the Join/Donate/Dinner Reservation page of this website to make your reservations. The deadline to make reservations is Tuesday, May 28.
    • Donations to the support the continuation of the annual PSR High School Scholarship Essay Contest can also be made via the Join/Donate/Dinner Reservation page. Donations are tax deductible, and 100% of donations to the scholarship fund go directly to student awards.

 

 

 

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.