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Longtime WPSR member and leader of our new Snohomish County contingent Dr. Jonathan Witte will speak on the health impacts of climate change at the monthly 350 Everett Meeting! More details to come. Potluck starting at 6:30 PM, meeting at 7:15 PM.
Dr. Ned Ketyer, a prominent pediatrician in Pittsburgh and a consultant for the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, has been conducting research in air quality and the health impacts of the proposed “ethane cracker plant” near Pittsburgh. Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC expects the Beaver County cracker plant to be operational in the early 2020s. It will “crack” ethane, one of the components of natural gas, to produce ethylene—the building block for plastics. The air quality of South-Western PA is already poor and there are more cancer cases there compared to other places in the state. Dr. Ketyer will explain his findings and answer questions about known health effects of “fracking and cracking” natural gas.
His talk is sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility/Harrisburg (PSR) and it is free to the public.
Join us for a symposium on the ways a transition to clean energy will impact public health and improve lives!
Sponsored by PSR Philadelphia/PA and Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT).
The Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair builds community among the grassroots peace and justice groups in Southwest Washington. Once again this year, Oregon PSR will be tabling at the fair, which highlights our common goals of peace and justice at home, our community, and the world, and helps each of us find further ways of dedicating our lives to peace and justice.
Admission is free, and the event is family-friendly. During the day, there will be many activities going on at the same time. At the stage, there will be a series of events including music, dance and poetry. Around the park, groups will have exhibit spaces for tables. Children’s activities will be happening throughout the day.
Union of Concerned Scientists and PSR are proud to be co-hosting a webinar to highlight the Back from the Brink Campaign on September 25.
Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War is a national grassroots initiative seeking to fundamentally change U.S. nuclear weapons policy and lead us away from the dangerous path we are on. The Call lays out five common-sense steps that the United States should take to reform its nuclear policy. We are asking individuals and organizations around the country to endorse The Call and build support for the U.S. government to adopt it as its highest national security priority.
Make sure to mark your calendars! Don’t miss this exciting chance to hear about the Back from the Brink Campaign- and how you can get involved.
“Back from the Brink is a powerful and effective way to engage the public and elected officials in nuclear disarmament advocacy,” says Denise Duffield, Associate Director of PSR Los-Angeles, who has played a major role in the coordination of the Back from the Brink campaign. “Every organizational endorsement and resolution adopted sends an ever louder message to our federal representatives that they must take action to prevent nuclear war. We’re excited to present this webinar so we can share what we’ve learned so far and provide tools and resources for others to take action their region. City by city, state by state, the Back from the Brink campaign is building the public and political will needed to fundamentally change U.S. nuclear weapons policy.”
Date: Wednesday, September 25th
Time: 5 Pacific/8 Eastern
Gwen DuBois, Chesapeake PSR
Sandra Yarne, Seacoast Peace Response
Denise Duffield, PSR-Los Angeles
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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 2019 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 5th, 2019 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston, with proceeds benefiting our organizations’ efforts to prevent nuclear war. The concert, as well as an exclusive reception and presentation beforehand at 5:30 PM in the NEC’s Williams Hall, will feature atomic bomb survivor and renowned anti-nuclear weapons activist Setsuko Thurlow, an early advocate of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) who accepted the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on behalf of her colleagues.
The reception will begin at 5:30pm at Williams Hall, which is located in the New England Conservatory (30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115). The reception will be “business casual” and will include food and drinks. The concert will begin at 8:00pm at Jordan Hall (also located in the New England Conservatory).
Students get 50% off! For student discount code, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org from your school email address.
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Join Medical Students, Attending Physicians for a special day to recognize senior medical students who represent the best of humane care and our day to celebrate the soul of medicine.
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Physicians for Social Responsibility is delighted to host the Visionary Leaders Awards Reception, on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Visionary Leaders Awards, now in its fourth year, recognizes individuals and/or organizations for their exemplary efforts in advancing nuclear weapons abolition and/or addressing environmental risks to human health, including the catastrophic consequences caused by climate change, through collaborations that strengthen the PSR mission.
Dr. Helen Caldicott – Lifetime Achievement Award
Kelly Campbell and Regna Merritt
Thursday, November 7, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 pm: Visionary Leaders Symposium (free – registration required)
6:00 – 9:00 pm: Visionary Leaders Awards Reception
We anticipate more than 200 health professionals, advocates, elected officials and educators from across the country. Your consideration of financial support is greatly appreciated. You may choose to make a fully tax-deductible donation in honor of Dr. Caldicott and/or sponsor the event to support PSR’s programs. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please complete the form below and someone will contact you or call Cheryl Sam, Director of Philanthropy at (202) 587-5239. View sponsorship list here.
The U.S. Role in our Interconnected World
Candidates for the 2020 elections must endeavor to respond to urgent concerns arising around the globe in balance with their attention to pressing domestic affairs. Program collaborators are anxious to learn how the candidates plan to protect life on our home, planet earth. We realize that to date International policies, even trade policy, has rarely had much effect on voting habits even as the needs and well-being of the U.S. population are closely tied to all those living elsewhere on our endangered planet.
Here in Iowa, rural communities and farmers are increasingly concerned about the adverse effects of the changing climate and the President’s trade wars with China and Mexico. But, these are just the tip of the iceberg. In our interconnected world, none of us will escape the dangers and effects of sea level rise, environmental degradation, wildlife extinction, food insecurity, ocean acidification, or global warming. Even more alarming is the potential for catastrophe of a national security policy built on the threat to kill millions of civilians with nuclear weapons.
Given the mounting number of threats facing the entire global population, it’s time the public and the candidates began to examine and focus on international relations and arrangements. Global challenges require global responses, global cooperation, and mutual defense for global security. None of the most urgent global crises can be solved militarily. Unless we find a path forward together, likely we’ll find ourselves alone.
Forum collaborators invite the public to join the conversation, commit to vote, volunteer and to support the candidate with the most thoughtful, forthright approach to engage world leaders and work to resolve these challenges.
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