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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter


Welcome to the PSR/Sacramento Website

PSR/Sacramento is a non-profit, educational organization of health
care professionals and other concerned citizens committed to the following goals:

  • Eliminating nuclear weapons and promoting alternatives to war and militarism as a means of resolving international conflict and preventing terrorism (see the Nuclear Weapons, War, and Militarism page for information about our “1,000 Call Campaign” to help rid the world of nuclear weapons)
  • Protecting the environment and reducing man-made contributions to global warming.
  • Promoting social justice, both locally and globally.
  • Curbing the epidemic of interpersonal violence, including gun violence, that afflicts our society (please see the Gun Violence Prevention page)
  • Ensuring universal access to affordable medical care

 

 

Make Your Reservations to Attend our Annual Dinner on Sunday, November 3, Featuring a Keynote Address by Professor Philip Alpers of the University of Sydney, Australia, School of Public Health. Professor Alpers is the founding director of GunPolicy.org and author of

The Big Melt: How One Democracy Changed after Scrapping a Third of its Firearms

Go to the Upcoming Events page for more information. Click on these links for a downloadable dinner flyer and to make your reservations.

 

The Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility congratulates the winners of its 2019 High School Scholarship Essay Contest. The prompt for the 2019 High School Scholarship Essay Contest was the following statement by 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.”

At the essay contest finals dinner on Sunday, May 5,  the 10 student finalists presented their essays orally and a distinguished panel of judges from the community chose the first, second, and third place winners. A total of $15,000 in scholarships was awarded. Scroll down and click on students’ names to read their essays.

2019 Scholarship Essay Contest Winners pictured above are, from left to right, Sydney Reese, Chinmayi Balusu, Samantha Cutts, Kacey Harmon, Abigail Palmquist, William Madigan, Kathleen Knapp, Julie Ewert, Connor Ryan, Caroline Adams, and Benjamin Porter.

 

First Place Winner ($3,000 Scholarship)

William Madigan

Senior student at Benicia High School in Benicia, California

 

Second Place Winner ($2,500 Scholarship)

Abigail Palmquist

Senior student at Aspire Benjamin Holt College Preparatory Academy in Stockton, California

 

Third Place Winner ($2,000 Scholarship)

Kacey Harmon

Senior student at Ghidotti Early College High School in Nevada City, California

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner

Caroline Adams

Senior student at El Dorado High School in Placerville, California

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner

Chinmayi Balusu

Senior student at Vista del Lago High School in Folsom, California

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner

Samantha Cutts

Senior student at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, California

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner

Julie Ewert

Senior student at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, California

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner

Kathleen Knapp

Senior student at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, California

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner

Sydney Reese

Senior student at Pioneer High School in Woodland, California

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner

Connor Ryan

Senior student at Placer High School in Auburn, California