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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter


Events

  • Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 PM: Showing of the film, Granito de Arena, Room 38, Sacramento High School, 2315 34th Avenue, in Sacramento
    • Granito de Arena chronicles the grassroots, nonviolent struggle teachers in in Mexico have been waging for more than twenty years in defense of public education despite brutal government repression.
    • The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
    • Contact Miza Rosario for further information.

 

  • Saturday, March 23, 4:00-6:00 PM: Presentation by Bob Wing concerning his new book, Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction, Sierra 2 Center, Room 1o, 2791 24th Street, in Sacramento
    • Bob Wing is an Asian-American activist and organizer with 50 years of experience, beginning with the Third World Student Strike at UC Berkeley in 1968 that led to the establishment of Ethnic Studies. His work has focused on anti-racism and its connections to anti-imperialism and class politics.
    • This event, which is hosted by the Sacramento Democratic Socialists of America, is free and open to the public.

 

  • Saturday, March 23, 6:00 PM: Dinner Fundraiser for scholarships for undocumented students, Sacramento Friends Meeting House, 890 57th Street, in Sacramento
    • Nine years ago, the Sacramento Friends Meeting (Quakers) initiated the Undocumented Student Scholarship Project for students at our nearby Sacramento State University. Since that time, the Sacramento Friends Meeting has provided scholarships to 28 students in a variety of majors, both undergraduate and graduate. Each scholarship consists of $1000 per year until graduation.
    • The March 23 dinner will consist of Vegetable Lasagna, Salvadoran Green Salad, Chocolate Mousse, and beverages.
    • The event will also included an opportunity to Meet Scholarship Recipients.
    • Reservations are required, and donations are recommended.
    • RSVP to pportill@temple.edu by March 18 if you’d like to attend.
    • Click on this link for more information.

 

  • Sunday, March 24, 2:30 PM: Showing of the film, Romero, at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Avenue, in Sacramento
    • The subject of the film, Romero, is the assassination of Archbishop Romero in El Salvador in 1980. Archbishop Romero was a supporter of leftist rebels seeking to overthrow the oppressive right-wing El Salvadorian government that was supported by the Reagan Administration and that dispatched military death squads to torture or kill its critics.
    • The showing of the film will be followed by refreshments and a discussion of U.S. policies in South and Central America.
    • This event is free and open to the public.
    • For more information, call 530-219-7287.

 

  • Saturday, March 30, beginning at 10:00 AM: 19th Annual Cesar Chavez March, beginning at South Side Park, 2115 6th Street, in Sacramento
    • The gathering at South Side Park begins at 10:00 AM, followed by a roundtrip march beginning at 11:00 AM, and a program featuring speakers, performers, craft booths, and a low rider car show from noon to 5:00 PM.
    • This event, which is sponsored by the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, is free and open to the public.

 

  • Thursday, April 4, 7:00 PM: Showing of the film, The Reluctant Radical, in the Auditorium  of C.K. McClatchy High School, 3066 Freeport Boulevard, in Sacramento
    • The Reluctant Radical is a documentary about activist Ken Ward, who, after working with environmental organizations for over 20 years in legal efforts to combat degradation of the environment and global climate change, decides to engage in civil disobedience in the hopes of becoming more effective.
    • The showing of the film will be followed by a live webcam discussion with Mr. Ward and the film’s director, Lindsey Grayzel.
    • This event, which is sponsored by Sacramento Peace Action and the Environmental Council of Sacramento, is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the film begins at 7:00.

 

  • Saturday, April 6, 5:00 PM: Showing of the film, 1948: Creation and Catastrophe, Unitarian Universalist Society, 2425 Sierra Boulevard, in Sacramento
    • Through riveting and moving personal recollections by Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the events of the most pivotal year in one of the most controversial conflict in the world through first-hand accounts by people who experienced them following the creation of the state of Israel.
    • The film showing will be followed by refreshments and Q & A with the film’s director.
    • This event, which is sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace and the Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, is free and open to the public.

 

  • Saturday, April 13, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM: Fast Track to Carbon Zero: A Community Forum, at Sacramento Community College, 3835 Freeport Blvd, in Sacramento
    • This event, which is hosted by 350 Sacramento, will include speakers, panels, group discussions, exhibits, and other activities focusing on the urgent need to reverse the human contribution to global climate change.
    • The cost to participate in the event, which includes lunch, is $15 ($5 for students).
    • For more information, contact Laurie Litman by email at llitman@pacbell.net, or by phone at 916-284-1627.

 

  • Friday, April 26, 6:00 PM: Passover Seder, with the theme, Freedom is a Constant Struggle, Unitarian Universalist Society, 2425 Sierra Boulevard, in Sacramento
    • This event is planned as an interfaith Seder that will include retelling of the story of the exodus of ancient Hebrews from slavery and a discussion of ongoing struggles for freedom, from Standing Rock to Ferguson; from the Jim Crow South to Palestine; and from  Myanmar to the Central American refugees at our southern border.
    • The event will include a pot luck dinner.
      • In accordance with Jewish tradition, the event organizers request that dishes not include wheat or leavened bread.
    • This event is sponsored by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of the Sacramento Chapter of Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East.
    • The event is free and open to the public, although donations at the event would be appreciated.
    • If you’d like to offer a brief reading or story during the Seder, RSVP via this link.

 

  • Sunday, April 28, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM: Annual Sacramento Earth Day Celebration, Southside Park, 700 T Street, Sacramento
    • 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.
    • Volunteers are needed to help plan the event and to help with setup, takedown, and numerous tasks during the event. Click on this link if you’d be willing to help.
    • For more general information, click on this link.

 

  • Saturday, May 4, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM: Save the date for the March for Science, beginning at River Walk Park in West Sacramento
    • The plan for this year’s March for Science is to march across the Tower Bridge into Old Sacramento.
    • Click on this link for further details and updates.

 

  • Sunday, May 5: Finals dinner of the 2019 PSR/Sacramento High School Scholarship Essay Contest. 
    • The prompt for this year’s contest is 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.”  
    • The dinner will be held this year at the Hilton Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street, in Sacramento. 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.
    • The cost of the dinner is $40 per person ($20 for students).
      • Advance reservations are required and may be made via the Join/Donate/Dinner Reservation page of the PSR/Sacramento website.
      • The deadline to make dinner reservations is Tuesday, April 30.
    • See the Scholarship Essay Contest page of this for further details concerning the contest itself and for a downloadable essay contest flyer. (We’d appreciate your help in bringing the contest to the attention of any high school educators and students with whom you have contact.
    • Please contact us if you’d be willing to help choose the finalists in this year’s contest by reading and rating essays. We’ll be sending out the first batch of essays to read and rate shortly after the March 23 deadline for students to enter the contest.

 

Disclaimer: Events are listed based on their potential interest to PSR/Sacramento members, but the listing of an event that is not directly sponsored or organized by PSR/Sacramento does not necessarily imply endorsement of that event.