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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.

Apr
19
Mon
Pathways to Make Every Day Earth Day @ Iowa City Public Library
Apr 19 – May 31 all-day

PSR Iowa installation of materials including posters, pamphlets, and assorted resources for more information about related topics: climate and health; climate and infectious disease; climate and clean water, etc.

May
11
Tue
APHA Climate for Health Ambassadors Training (Virtual Event)
May 11 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

APHA and ecoAmerica are partnering to offer the Climate for Health Ambassadors Training Program. Join us for a free, interactive 4-hour training that will cover the links between climate and health, the spectrum of solutions, speaking effectively on the topic, and opportunities to act and advocate.

Upon completion of the full training and signing the Climate for Health Ambassadors Agreement (optional), public health professionals (and students!) will be given Climate for Health Ambassador designation. These leaders will be invited to be listed publicly as trained leaders who are available to present on climate and health.

Register

May
12
Wed
Film Screening: The War Game by Peter Watkins
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Massachusetts Peace Action on Thursday May 12th at 7pm for a showing of The War Game, by Peter Watkins. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this 45 minute film envisions an escalating war between NATO and the USSR resulting a nuclear attack on Great Britain.

We’re honored to have received a video montage and message from the filmmaker himself, Peter Watkins. After viewing the 45 minute film we’ll be joined by internationally recognized expert on nuclear weapons, Dr. Ira Helfand, to take your questions and lead a discussion.

Register

May
15
Sat
Prohibiting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons (Virtual Conference)
May 15 @ 12:30 pm

A coalition of groups has called upon Congress to legislate – and the president to declare – that the United States will neither initiate nor threaten to initiate the first use of Nuclear Weapons. Greater Boston PSR is co-sponsoring an upcoming conference, Prohibiting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons, focused on the importance of passing No First Use. If you would like to learn more about this important issue and how you can help push policy makers to support this policy, register and attend the conference digitally on May 15, 2021 at 12:30 PM eastern time.

Register

May
19
Wed
Health and Radon (PSR-PA Virtual Event)
May 19 @ 6:00 pm

Join PSR PA to learn more about radon and how it contributes to poor indoor air quality. Presented by Dr. Edward Ketyer.

Register

Racial Equity Reading Group (SF Bay PSR Virtual Event)
May 19 @ 7:00 pm

You’re invited! SF Bay PSR has launched an informal reading and discussion group to learn more about issues of structural racism and inequity, particularly as they negatively impact public health and medicine.

To join please email tara@sfbaypsr.org. All are welcome (not just health professionals).

May
21
Fri
WNCPSR Monthly Meeting May 2021 (Virtual)
May 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

Physicians, health personnel and everyone; all are welcomed at our meetings held on the THIRD FRIDAY of each month!


New Instructions for Covid Meetings:

Time    12:30- 2:00 PM
How to access:
Dial 1 978 990 5268
Access code  5187645
When you reach the site, you will be asked to enter the access code
followed by the pound    #

For more information contact Dr. Terry Clark, Chair, 633-0892 or Dr. Lew Patrie, 299-1242.

May
26
Wed
The Public Health Threat of Policing and Mass Incarceration (SF Bay PSR Virtual Event)
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On April 11, 2021, Duante Wright, a Black man, was killed by a white police officer, just miles from where George Floyd was murdered. In 2020, someone was killed by a police officer almost every day of the year.

The highly respected medical journal, The Lancet, and the CDC both state that racism is a serious threat to public health. As healthcare professionals we know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We need to direct more funds and efforts toward improving preventative systems, supporting communities, and advancing antiracism efforts, and away from policing and incarceration. Policing is supposed to protect, not threaten lives, and yet Black people are killed by police at 2.6 times the rate of white people. The constant stress and fear this causes as well as the trauma every time another person of color is killed, creates long-term health harms. Mass incarceration adds to this burden by harming more than rehabilitating. Learn how we can reform our social systems so that they protect public health.

We will explore these issues and more with expert guest speakers Zach Norris, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center and Dr. Jennifer James, bioethics researcher, professor, and Black feminist scholar at UCSF. Please join us.

Register here (registration opens May 1)

Jun
5
Sat
Virtual Forum: Fund Health Care not Warfare – Pressing Needs for the Public’s Health and Pandemic Protection
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Virtual forum organized by Massachusetts Peace Action. Includes panel presentations by PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program staff Allen Hester and Martin Fleck.

Register

Jun
16
Wed
Plastics in Pennsylvania: Unseen threats & how we solve them (PSR-PA Virtual Event)
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm

Presenter: Stephanie Wein, PennEnvironment

Learn more about the life cycle of plastics and how you can work towards policy change in your community. You’ll leave with resources that can be put to use immediately.

When: Weds., June 16 at 6:00 PM EDT
Where: Register here!