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30th Annual Salem Peace Lecture @ Salem, OR - Willamette University’s Hudson Hall
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sarah Myhre, PhD will deliver this year’s Salem Peace Lecture. Her topic will be: “Living, Loving, and Loathing on a Hot and Finite Planet: the Path Towards Climate Leadership.”

Dr. Myhre is a scientist, writer, and public scholar activist. She received her Bachelors in Science from Western Washington University and her doctorate from the University of California at Davis. She is the founder and Executive Director of Rowan Institute, and non-profit focused on climate science leadership. Dr. Myhre is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Science, and her work on climate change has led to her recognition as one of the 50 most influential women in Seattle.

Every year Salem’s Peace Lecture Committee presents a leading peace speaker to the Mid-Willamette community free of charge. At that time, a leading local peacemaker or peacemaking group is also honored with the Peacemaker of the Year Award. This year’s honoree will be Bill Hayden, whose long history of peace activism in Salem includes involvement with many local groups including the Peace Lecture Committee, the United Nations Association and the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

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East King County Transportation Forum @ Issaquah, WA - Blakely Hall
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In Washington, more global warming pollution comes from transportation than from any other sector. It’s time to move to 100% clean transportation. Together we accomplished 100% clean electricity last year during the legislative session; now we can take the next step forward for climate action.

Come hear about some of the good things happening in Issaquah in the transportation realm. We will discuss some of the challenges we face locally and statewide, and how we can meet them together! Learn more about the four county clean air rule, the clean fuels bill, and Initiative 976, as well as the many ways to engage and ensure we move forward together for a just, equitable and clean future.

This is a free event, open to the public. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Clean vehicles showcase out front
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Forum

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility representative speaking about the health and climate impacts from our current transportation system
Kelsey Mesher, Transportation Choices Coalition, to speak to local transportation good news and challenges as well as the threats posed by Initiative 976.
Kelly Hall, Climate Solutions, covering the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency clean fuels rule, and Clean Fuels Standard in 2020 legislature
Washington state Representative Bill Ramos who sits on the Transportation Committee
Ben Silesky, Audubon Washington, to share the many ways we can all engage in solutions!

Co-hosted by WPSR.

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United Nations Day Celebration @ Sacramento, CA - Curtis Hall, Sierra 2 Center
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The theme of this celebration, hosted by the Sacramento Chapter of the United Nations Association, is Our Planet, Our Future. The program will feature presentations by climate change experts concerning the steps that NGOs,  and state, local national governments must take to address a disaster in the making.

Speakers will include:

  • Mr. Troy Wolfe, Senior Director of Education Programs at the UN Foundation
  • Dr. Glenn Jaecks, Professor of Geology from American River College
  • Dr. Catherine Brinkley, UC Davis Professor of Human Ecology, Community and Regional Development

The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration and donations to the Sacramento Chapter of the United Nations Association are appreciated.

This event is co-sponsored by PSR/Sacramento.