Please note: Many events have been cancelled, postponed or moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with local organizers to confirm events and follow local safety guidelines if attending events in person.
LED votive candles will be distributed to the Monterey Peninsula and Salinas, free of charge. Candles to be placed in a street-facing window to honor victims of the bombings. Encouraged to keep the lit candle in the window through Sept 21st, the UN International Day of Peace
Sponsor: Monterey Peace and Justice Center
PSR-Pennsylvania and Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) are hosting a free virtual conference on Clean Energy and Health September 14 – 28.
This is a Nearly Carbon-Neutral Conference where all presentations will be pre-recorded and available to view on-demand. By registering, you will be able to participate in a Q&A with the presenters via online comments throughout the two weeks.
Tee Guidotti, Former Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University
Joline Price & Josie Pickens, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (Energy Unit)
Perspectives on local jobs in clean energy
Laura Rigell, Philadelphia Energy Authority
NaDerah Griffin, Serenity Soular
Walt Yakabosky, Energy Coordinating Agency
How to support the growth of a clean energy economy
Chris Rabb, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Daniel Aldana Cohen, University of Pennsylvania
Liz Robinson, Philadelphia Solar Energy Association
Valerie Arkoosh, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
Health impacts of action/inaction towards a clean energy economy
Tyra Bryant-Stephens, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Walter Tsou, Physicians for Social Responsibility – Pennsylvania
The George Floyd Black Lives Matter protests have launched an extraordinary movement against police violence in Portland, with more than three months of daily protests. Legal observers describe the demonstrations as overwhelmingly peaceful, yet they have been met by extreme police brutality. The array of military weapons deployed has injured thousands of Portlanders in horrifying ways and in ways that are still unknown. The Portland Police Bureau is using weapons of war against the public itself, yet it looks the other way at far right violence – including their launching of bottle rockets and their firing of guns and paint guns at protesters. The potential for greater harm is a serious and immediate concern.
On Wednesday, September 23rd from 4:00 until 6:00 PM, Portland United Against Hate, UNITE Oregon, First Unitarian Portland, and the Portland Metro People’s Coalition is hosting a comprehensive forum to illuminate the physical, psychological, legal, and financial impact of this police violence to date. We will hear from targets of kinetic munitions, tear gas, long-range acoustic devices, bull rushes, beatings, threats, and intimidation, as well as from legal, medical, psychological, and human rights experts describing the long-term health consequences and threats to our First Amendment rights.
Please join us for this forum featuring targets of state violence, medical and legal experts, and on-the-ground observers including members of Oregon PSR, Veterans for Peace, NARAL, and Physicians for Human Rights. Speakers will include activist and Portland protest organizer Lilith Sinclair and Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College. Speaking on behalf of Oregon PSR will be Dr. Anita Randolph, OHSU neuroscientist and co-author of the report Riot Control Agents: Systemic Reassessment of Adverse effects on Health, Mental Stability, and Social Inequities.
You’re invited to join Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) for a discussion and training on how Washington health professionals can support a state recovery that prioritizes the health of our climate and communities. Our state’s public health response must include investments in climate resiliency, sustainability, and the long-term economic security of those hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. The voices of health professionals are needed to ensure that any state policy response protects public health and upholds the principles of climate and economic justice.
Come learn how health professionals can advocate for a just recovery by elevating the Climate Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy’s new “Resilient Future Platform!” We will outline how the principles of this platform are critical to upholding public health in the face of a statewide recovery, and provide resources and guidance on how you can contribute to this campaign going forward.
As health professionals, our voice carries weight, and it is our responsibility to use our power and privilege to protect our climate and most vulnerable communities as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you will join us!
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the vulnerabilities of health care systems in the US to adapt and mobilize resources needed to provide timely, appropriate, and equitable care. Climate change adds stressors such as wildfires, super storms, and heat waves that further test our capacity. It is critical that we build resilient health care systems, able to respond effectively in times of crisis. Through interdisciplinary sessions with health care workers, sustainability officers, and advocates for sustainable solutions, we will build a community of invested individuals and organizations to create resilient and equitable health care systems.
PSR’s Robert Gould, MD, Randall Miller, PhD, and Michael Martin, MD, will give presentations.
CME credit available.
Greater Boston PSR (GBPSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) are honored to have again been selected as Community Partners for the 2020 season of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra’s (LSO) Healing Art of Music™ program. In this year of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with restrictions on large gatherings in effect in Boston, a special event will be streamed live on-line, beginning at 7 pm, on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, with proceeds benefiting our organizations’ efforts to address the twin existential threats of nuclear war and climate change. In addition to music, this event will feature remarks from William J. Perry, the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense, who has firsthand knowledge of nuclear weapons at the highest level, and is now dedicating his life to their abolition.
Attendance to this virtual event is FREE, but donations on behalf of both our organizations, no matter the amount, will be put to good use.