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. The CDC recommends avoiding gatherings of 10 people or more.
Please join Oregon PSR for this three-day documentary film festival organized by Oregon PSR Advisory Board member Yukiyo Kawano and activist Laura Feldman. This event seeks to create a space for people to learn about the lasting impacts of nuclear technologies, and places like Fukushima and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, through film, art, and community dialogue.
On opening night, the event organizers will be showing film shorts followed by guest speakers Dr. Linda Richards (Oregon State University Downwinders Project) and Dr. Oliver Tapatha (The Return of Navajo Boy). Day Two will begin with a panel discussion with Trisha Pritkin (author of Hanford Plaintiffs: Voices from the Fight for Atomic Justice), Norma Field (Professor Emeritus from the University of Chicago), and filmmaker Hitomi Kamanaka, followed by Hitomi’s film Hibakusha at the End of the World. Day Three begins with the panel discussion followed by the film Little Voices from Fukushima, also by Hitomi Kamanaka.
During the event, there will be tables staffed by nuclear-free advocacy groups. Activities will also include a healing and reflection piece lead by Oregon PSR Advisory Board member Chisao Hata, along with a visual arts display by Yukiyo Kawano.
Single-day tickets are $8, and the full weekend pass is $15. Purchase tickets here.
Note: Ticket prices are suggested donation amounts to help cover the costs associated with this event, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Friday, April 3rd – Doors open at 5:00 PM, speaker begins at 5:10 PM
Saturday, April 4th – Doors open at 2:00 PM, Hibakusha at the End of the World screens at 3:25 PM
Sunday, April 5th – Doors 2:00 PM, Little Voices from Fukushima screens at 3:25 PM
This event is co-sponsored by Oregon PSR, Columbia Riverkeeper, Dr. Patrick O’Herron, and Dr. Steven Gilbert.
Join Oregon PSR, the high school student winners of our 2020 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, and our keynote speaker, Wendi Garcia, for an evening of reflection on the intersections of climate justice and immigrant justice. The prompt this year was: “How would an effective movement for climate justice benefit immigrant communities?”
Lindsey Lyons, Assistant Director for Sustainability at Dickinson College will speak on “How Dickinson became carbon neutral and what’s next?”
The prompt for this year’s essay contest is the following statement by the Guatemalan civil rights activist 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 essay contest finals dinner, the student finalists will present their essays orally and a distinguished panel of judges from the community will select the first, second, and third place winners.
5:00 pm Social hour
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Presentations
Note: This event has been rescheduled for August 26-27, 2020
The realities of climate change are being felt intensely in communities across the country, and the 2020 elections are poised to determine our fate. Advocacy is increasing, but opposition remains formidable. How can we make climate a winning issue in 2020, and make certain our leaders implement policies that ensure a healthy, just and prosperous future?
Join us at the 9th annual American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS 2020) — AMBITION • RESTORATION • JUSTICE on August 26-27 in Washington, DC. It’s the nation’s largest and most diverse gathering of leaders dedicated to broadening and catalyzing action and advocacy for climate solutions. Learn strategies and ideas to help transform climate action into a true national priority. The agenda includes inspiring keynotes, thought-provoking information, immersive conversations, and collaborative sessions on accelerating efforts to restore our climate, raise ambition, convert our challenges into opportunities, and ensure that our pathways forward are centered on justice and equity.
ecoAmerica is pleased to offer a 35% discount to PSR members on the Summit Two Day Pass only. To receive this discount, select Physicians for Social Responsibility from the program partner list on the registration form. A discount code will appear which can be applied on the payment page.
Save the Date
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. As Community Partners, we will be featured during an evening LSO concert at 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston, with proceeds benefiting our organizations’ efforts to address the twin existential threats of nuclear war and climate change. The concert, as well as an exclusive reception and presentation beforehand at 5:30 PM in the NEC’s Williams Hall, will feature William J. Perry, the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense, who has dealt with nuclear weapons firsthand, and at the highest level, and is now dedicating his life to their abolition.