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Mar
26
Tue
The End of Ice, with Dahr Jamail @ Seattle - The Summit on Pike
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to America to renew his passion for mountaineering, only to find that the slopes he had once climbed have been irrevocably changed by climate disruption. In response, Jamail embarks on a journey to the geographical front lines of this crisis—from Alaska to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, via the Amazon rainforest—in order to discover the consequences to nature and to humans of the loss of ice.

In The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption , we follow Jamail as he scales Denali, the highest peak in North America, dives in the warm crystal waters of the Pacific only to find ghostly coral reefs, and explores the tundra of St. Paul Island where he meets the last subsistence seal hunters of the Bering Sea and witnesses its melting glaciers. Accompanied by climate scientists and people whose families have fished, farmed, and lived in the areas he visits for centuries, Jamail begins to accept the fact that Earth, most likely, is in a hospice situation. Ironically, this allows him to renew his passion for the planet’s wild places, cherishing Earth in a way he has never been able to before.

Like no other book, The End of Ice offers a firsthand chronicle—including photographs throughout of Jamail on his journey across the world—of the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can

Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. Jamail has reported from the Middle East over the last ten years, and he has won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.

This event will be held at The Summit event space as part of Town Hall’s Inside/Out program.

PROGRAM INFO
Date and Time: Tue, 3/26/2019, 7:30 PM (doors at 6:30 PM)
Presented by: Town Hall Seattle, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Location: The Summit on Pike (420 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98102)
Bookseller: Third Place Books
Publisher: The New Press
Ticket Price: $5

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Mar
30
Sat
Advocacy Skills Training @ Iowa City - Old Brick, lower level Common Room
Mar 30 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Get Ready for 2020!

  • Take this opportunity to enhance your skill set for advocacy with elected officials, pitching an article or Op-Ed, passing local resolutions, public meetings, messaging, direct action, and social media use.
  • The training covers general advocacy skills and uses nuclear weapons abolition work as a model content area. Faculty will include Martin Fleck, Nuclear Weapons Abolition program manager at the national PSR office in D.C. Martin will be joined by David Combs, outreach specialist from the Union of Concerned Scientists and David Osterberg from the Iowa Policy Project.
  • For more information contact info@psriowa.org, or phone 319-828-4789.

Register here
Deadline March 29

Mar
31
Sun
Advocacy Skills Training @ Des Moines, IA - Drake Room, Olmsted Hall, Drake University
Mar 31 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Get Ready for 2020!

  • Take this opportunity to enhance your skill set for advocacy with elected officials, pitching an article or Op-Ed, passing local resolutions, public meetings, messaging, direct action, and social media use.
  • The training covers general advocacy skills and uses nuclear weapons abolition work as a model content area. Faculty will include Martin Fleck, Nuclear Weapons Abolition program manager, from the national PSR office in D.C. Martin will be joined by other experts.
  • A reception will be held at the end of the training at the Drake Fine Arts Center Gallery close by for further conversation and networking.
  • For  more information contact info@psriowa.org, or phone 319-828-4789.

Register here
Deadline March 30

Apr
7
Sun
Annual PSR Arizona membership gathering @ Tucson, AZ - Amity Foundation
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

4 speaker presentations on nuclear weapons and on climate change action and a delicious buffet dinner. Please come and bring a guest!

Register here

Apr
17
Wed
Three Mile Island After 40 Years—Future of Nuclear Energy @ Harrisburg, PA - Polyclinic hospital board room
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm

PSR Pennsylvania will present a lecture/discussion by Eric Epstein, chairman of TMI Alert. Public is welcome.

Apr
26
Fri
2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Ceremony @ Portland, OR - Celebration Tabernacle Church
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Oregon PSR, the high school student winners of our 2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, and keynote speaker Dr. Brian Gibbs, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at Oregon Health & Science University, for an evening of reflection and engagement on systemic racism, health, and peace.

This year’s scholarship question was “How can you work against systemic racism to help make our world more healthy and peaceful?

This event is FREE and open to the public, and light refreshments will be available. Donations to support Oregon PSR will be gratefully accepted.

Apr
28
Sun
Annual Sacramento Earth Day Celebration @ Sacramento - Southside Park
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

This event, organized by the Environmental Council of Sacramento and co-sponsored by PSR/Sacramento, is all about building community and finding ways to help residents of the Greater Sacramento Region reduce our ecological footprint.

Stop by the PSR/Sacramento booth and say hello in between visiting other booths and exhibits.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

May
5
Sun
Scholarship Essay Contest Finals Dinner @ Sacramento, CA - Hilton Arden West
May 5 @ 5:00 pm
Join PSR/Sacramento for the finals dinner of the 2019 PSR/Sacramento High School Scholarship Essay Contest.

The prompt for this year’s essay contest is a statement from President Barack Obama: “We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.”

Doors will open for social hour at 5:00 PM, dinner will begin at 6:00, and the presentations of the 10 student finalists will begin at 7:00.

Register here

Deadline: April 30