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Physicians for Social Responsibility
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Welcome to PSR Sacramento

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

  • the elimination of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction
  • the achievement of a sustainable environment
  • the reduction of interpersonal violence and its causes
  • universal access to necessary medical care for all residents of our state and our country, without regard to income level or ability to pay
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We'd like to the everyone who helped make the PSR/Sacramento Annual Dinner on October 24 an enormous success! The Dante Club was filled to capacity, with attendees including longtime PSR and UNA members, new supporters, and students, including High School students from Closing the Gap, college students from American River College and Sacramento State, and medical students from UC Davis, including volunteers from the student run Clinica Tepati. We appreciate the generosity of the many PSR supporters who made contributions beyond the cost of the dinner as well as supporters who were unable attend but who sent contributions to PSR in response to the dinner invitations.

October 24 was the anniversary of the ratification of the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945. In honor of this event, we combined our PSR/Sacramento annual dinner this year with the annual dinner of the United Nations Association of Sacramento. We appreciate the cooperation and collegiality of the UNA in putting on the joint event. Our keynote speaker was Jerome Sauvage, the Deputy Director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) office in Washington. DC . Mr. Sauvage gave an outstanding presentation concerning the focus areas of the UNDP, including reducing poverty, fostering social justice, protecting the environment, and promoting democracy, which are very much in line with PSR's principles of “SMART Security,” and he provided candid and motivating responses to members questions during the Q & A session after his presentation.

 

PSR/Sacramento congratulates winners of the
2014 Scholarship Essay Contest

The prompt for this year’s contest is a quotation from the late South African leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Nelson Mandela, who said,

"Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.”

The ten finalists in this year's contest energized an enthusiastic audience of 150 people with their idealism and their passion as they presented their essays orally and answered questions from a distinguished panel of judges at the scholarship essay contest finals dinner on April 27 in Sacramento.

First Place
Lucas Bere, Rio Americano High School, Sacramento

Second Place
Zaria Watkins, Christian Brothers High School
, Sacramento

Third Place
Nora Filet, Davis Senior High School
, Davis

The other finalists were:

Courtney Chen
Franklin High School
, Elk Grove

Anthony Coates
Antelope High School
, Antelope

Rosemarie DiPentino
Woodcreek High School
, Roseville

Brittany Foley
Elk Grove High School
, Elk Grove

Elisabeth Grove
C.K. McClatchy High School
, Sacramento

Alice Moylan
Davis Senior High School
, Davis

Benjamin Taylor
Franklin High School
, Elk Grove

The first place finalist won a $3000 scholarship, second place a $2500 scholarship, and third place a $2000 scholarship. The other seven finalists each won $1000 scholarships and two alternate finalists $250 each. Read their essays by clicking on their names. The first, second, and third place finalists were chosen by a panel of judges from the community: Ayad Al-Qazzaz, CSUS Sociology professor; Stella Levy, founder and president of the Restorative Justive Vision Project; The Hon. Vance Raye, Presiding Justice of the Third District Court of Appeal; Penny Schwinn, Assistant Superintendent for Sacramento City Unified School District; and Elizabeth Vigil, principal of California Middle School.

Many thanks to everyone who helped to make this year's scholarship contest a success, including everyone who attended the dinner, who helped read essays, and who contributed to the scholarship fund.

 

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