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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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WNCPSR Monthly Meeting October 2019 @ Asheville, NC - First Congregational United Church of Christ
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Western North Carolina Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility meets on the third Friday of each month at:

The First Congregational United Church of Christ,
Room E205
20 Oak Street (just off College St. in downtown Asheville)
12:00 noon til 2:00 PM
Bag lunch and social 12:00 til 12:30
Chapter business: 12:30 til 2:00 PM

Parking is available behind the church
Enter the church or ring doorbell at the glass doors on Oak Street.

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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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Renewable Energy Summit: Moving Beyond Fracked Gas @ Boulder, CO - Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This summit will be an opportunity to learn about renewable energy solutions and how to support the just transition to 100% renewable energy in Colorado. We’ll hear from a panel of speakers, including former PSR Executive Director, Catherine Thomasson, MD, on opportunities to reduce energy consumption and transition to clean, renewable energy as rapidly as possible, with a focus on emerging alternative solutions to fracked gas usage in our homes and daily lives that can be implemented now widely and affordably. We will also learn about Boulder’s new Climate Mobilization Plan and how individuals and groups can best support our local transition to renewable energy.

The summit will include panel discussion, breakout sessions and case studies. Co-hosted by 350 Colorado’s Renewable Energy Committee, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, Climate Action Ministry, and PSR Colorado.

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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.


American Public Health Association Meeting @ Philadelphia, PA - Pennsylvania Convention Center
Nov 2 – Nov 6 all-day

Come visit PSR Philadelphia at the American Public Health Association meeting in Philadelphia. We will be at Booth #1001, November 2 – 6 at the PA Convention Center.

PSR Sacramento Annual Dinner @ Sacramento, CA - Hilton Arden West, Banquet room
Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Annual Dinner of the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility in conjunction with Americans Against Gun Violence

Professor Philip Alpers of the University of Sydney will be the keynote speaker, and will discuss “The Big Melt: How one democracy changed after scrapping a third of its firearms.”

Professor Alpers is an internationally recognized expert on the issue of the relationship between gun laws, rates of gun ownership, rates of gun related deaths, and overall rates of homicide and suicide at the international level.

5:00 – 6:00 pm: Social Hour
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm: Program, which will also include updates on PSR/Sacramento and Americans Against Gun Violence activities over the past year

Vegetarian and chicken entree options are available.

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Deadline: Tuesday, October 29

2019 Visionary Leaders Awards @ Washington, DC - Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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

Marylia Kelley

Kelly Campbell and Regna Merritt

Sunrise Movement

Read about the awardees here.

Event Schedule

Thursday, November 7, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 pm:
Visionary Leaders Symposium (free – registration required)
6:00 – 9:00 pm: Visionary Leaders Awards Reception

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Honorary Committee

Ira Helfand, MD
Andrew S. Kanter, MD
Judith Lipton, MD
Sen. Edward J. Markey
Alfred Meyer
Ralph Nader
Lynn Ringenberg, MD
Poune Saberi, MD
David Suzuki, PhD

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.

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Portland City Council Hearing on Nuclear Disarmament and Iran Resolutions @ Portland, OR - Portland City Hall
Nov 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Please save the date and plan to join Oregon PSR at Portland City Hall as the Portland City Council considers two important resolutions in support the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and in support of diplomacy, not war, with Iran.

Show up to pack the room in support of these important resolutions, and stay tuned for more information. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, November 13th!

Sign the petition to urge Portland City Council to support the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Environmentalist of the Year Award Celebration @ Sacramento, CA
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Save the Date

Full details concerning the location and cost of the event as well as an online reservation form will be posted in the near future.

Hosted by the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS). PSR/Sacramento is a member organization of ECOS.