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Sep
18
Wed
Testimony Against Zenith and Fossil Fuels at Portland City Hall @ Portland, OR - Portland City Hall
Sep 18 @ 9:15 am

Support members of Oregon PSR, CSE, the Raging Grannies, 350PDX, Climate Jobs PDX, and the Stop Zenith Collaborative as we give testimony against the Zenith terminal and tar sands oil train traffic through our region. The Stop Zenith Collaborative will deliver the thousands of petitions they’ve collected over the past months, and afterwards a brief rally will be held outside. Dress in red to show your support.

Presentation by Sandra Steingraber @ Boston, MA
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join acclaimed biologist, author and activist Sandra Steingraber, PhD at Boston University to hear her speak on the environmental and health impacts of natural gas and fracking.

Co-sponsored by Greater Boston PSR

Sep
20
Fri
Seattle Climate Strike @ Seattle, WA - Cal Anderson Park
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am

Washington PSR is working with the youth organizers for the Seattle event to prepare a unique “climate prescription” health professionals can share with attendees. This prescription will include suggested local actions to protect our climate and health.

The Seattle events will begin at Cal Anderson Park at 9am, with a 12pm walk and 1pm rally. See a full description and RSVP here!

RSVP to Sarah (sarah@wpsr.org) to join our WPSR contingent at Cal Anderson Park; we plan to gather at 10:30 AM!

 

WNCPSR Monthly Meeting September 2019 @ Asheville, NC - First Congregational United Church of Christ
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Western North Carolina Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility meets on the third Friday of each month at:

The First Congregational United Church of Christ,
Room E205
20 Oak Street (just off College St. in downtown Asheville)
12:00 noon til 2:00 PM
Bag lunch and social 12:00 til 12:30
Chapter business: 12:30 til 2:00 PM

Parking is available behind the church
Enter the church or ring doorbell at the glass doors on Oak Street.

Learn more

Climate Strike @ San Francisco - in front of the Federal Building
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am

Please join us as we organize a contingent of health care professionals to march in the September 20th Climate Strike! We are honored to be joining allies in this youth-led effort to build a vibrant, sustainable future. You can join millions of people across the globe who are linking together to demand an end to our dependence on fossil fuels.

In addition to global solidarity, we will be focusing locally, demanding that our elected representatives declare climate change a health emergency that needs swift, decisive and thorough policy action to reduce emissions. We will also demand that leaders implement the policies detailed in the U.S. Call to Action: On Climate, Health, and Equity. A Policy Action Agenda to protect health—today and tomorrow. The Agenda includes further suggested actions and extensive information for us all. We are particularly committed to ensure our voices as health care professionals are included to more effectively frame climate policies as health policies.

Please wear white coats if you are able!

For more information contact SF Bay Area PSR President Bob Gould.

Student Climate Strike @ Portland, OR - Terry Schrunk Plaza (near Portland City Hall)
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am

Youth from Portland area schools, along with adult allies, will be gathering to march across the Hawthorne Bridge to the Eastbank Esplanade near OMSI to kick off a full-day climate festival with speakers, tabling, artwork, music, orientations to joining the climate movement, and community-building activities. To join the Oregon PSR contingent, please RSVP to Lluvia Merello, Oregon PSR Energy Justice Organizer.

Sep
21
Sat
International Day for Just Peace @ Seattle, WA - Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Washington Against Nuclear Weapons and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility for a community discussion on militarism in our communities and how people are fighting back for peace with justice!

RSVP

Sep
22
Sun
Climate Strike for Immigrant Justice @ Portland, OR - Tom McCall Bowl at Waterfront Park
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Oregon in making a stunning visual statement in support of the Global Climate Strike! We will come together to focus on the connection between the ongoing climate crisis and the forced migration that it is causing around the world. To join the Oregon PSR contingent, please RSVP to Maria Landin, Oregon PSR Program Assistant.

Co-sponsored by Oregon PSR.

Betsy Bell, Open Borders: A Personal Story of Love, Loss, & Anti-War Activism @ Bellingham, WA - Village Books
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Betsy Bell, author of Open Borders: a personal story of love, loss and anti-war activism will read from her book and lead a discussion about citizen diplomacy in the 1980s and today. The event is co-sponsored by Washington Against Nuclear Weapons, a coalition of Washington PSR.

Sep
24
Tue
Vigil at Zenith Energy: No Tar Sands Oil Shipments Here, None Anywhere @ Portland, OR - Near the Zenith Energy Facility
Sep 24 @ 7:00 am – Sep 26 @ 7:00 am

Crude oil from tar sands in Canada is being shipped by rail through our neighborhoods and being exported using our rivers, putting our communities at risk and causing untold harm to native lands, boreal forests, our climate, and our health.

In collaboration with many of our community partners, Oregon PSR has planned an upcoming vigil at Zenith Energy, and we hope you will join us. The vigil at Zenith Energy will be one of dozens of events taking place from September 20th through the 27th throughout Oregon during the Global Climate Strike.

We will be keeping watch, legally and peacefully, outside of the Zenith Energy facility to express our concern for the planet, our discontent at the current status quo, and our optimism that things can change for the better. We will be tracking train movements, observing construction at the site, and putting pressure on elected officials, as well as the Zenith Energy facility, to cease these dangerous tar sands oil shipments.

This effort is being organized as part of the Global Climate Strike week of action, with input from the Stop Zenith Collaborative, 350PDX, and other organizations and individuals. Members of the media, public officials, faith leaders, and all others are invited to join the vigil. Bring food to share, illumination for the dark, pictures of what motivates you, music, art, and your watchful presence.

To get more involved, contact Oregon PSR Healthy Climate Action Team member Melanie Plaut, MD by email or phone (503-544-8227) to sign up for a four-hour shift during the vigil. Shifts begin at 7:00 AM & PM, 11:00 AM & PM, and 3:00 AM & PM. Vigil shift partners, safety details, train-spotting techniques, and information regarding tar sands and the history of Zenith will be provided.