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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:


We'd like to thank everyone who helped make the PSR/Sacramento Annual Dinner on Sunday, October 25th a huge success, including the more than 350 people who attended !

The dinner featured Australian Human Rights Medal Winner Rebecca Peters speaking on Preventing Gun Violence - an International Perspective. Ms. Peters described how she and her Australian colleagues were able to enact a nation-wide ban on ownership of assault weapons in just 13 days following the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre! Following the ban, over a million firearms were removed from circulation; overall rates of firearm related deaths and injuries, already much lower than in the United States, declined even further; and there hasn't been a single additional mass shooting. Ms. Peters challenged Americans to take similar action to stop the epidemic of gun violence in our own country. We'd like to extend special thanks to Randy VanDalsen and Michael Stavros of Media Edge who recorded Ms. Peters' keynote address and who have made it available for viewing online. Ms. Peters was also interviewed the following day on Capital Public Radio by Insight host Beth Ruyak. Click on this link to hear the interview.


High School Seniors - Help choose the prompt for the 2016 Scholarship Essay Contest by completing this survey.

PSR/Sacramento Congratulates Winners in 2015 High School Scholarship Essay Contest


We received 170 entries this year from high school seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties describing their thoughts on the words of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who said, "The world is over-armed, and peace is under-funded." The winners in this year's contest, chosen by a panel of distinguished judges at the essay contest finals on April 26, are:

First Place ($3,000 Scholarship)

Goody Walowit - South Tahoe High School, South Lake Tahoe


Second Place ($2,500 Scholarship)

Sierra Berry - George Washington Carver High School, Sacramento


Third Place ($2,000 Scholarship)

Sara Chang - Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin


Other Finalists ($1,000 Scholarship Each)

Samuel Cowdery - Seven Pillars Academy, Shingle Springs

Amy Dao - C.K. McClatchy Senior High School, Sacramento

Summer Ghaith - Pleasant Grove High School, Elk Grove

Sonali Gupta - Mira Loma High School, Sacramento

Karina Kauffman - Oak Ridge High School, El Dorado Hills

Elijah Ortega - John F. Kennedy High School, Sacramento

Rebeca Rico-Chavez - Keema High School, Sacramento

Lydia Tahraoui - Rocklin High School, Rocklin

(Click on the student's name to read his or her essay.)


This is the 11th consecutive year that PSR/Sacramento has offered the high school scholarship essay contest. The essays of past scholarship essay contest winners can be read on the Essay Contest Page of this website. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we've been able to give out over $100,000 in scholarship awards over the past decade. Please go to the Donation Page if you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the essay contest fund. One hundred percent of contributions to the essay contest fund go directly to the students.