Saturday, February 11, 1-4 PM: Local premier of the film, "Resistance at Tule Lake," California Museum, 1020 O Street, in Sacramento
This documentary film concerns the Tule Lake War Relocation Center, near the California-Oregon border, which began as one of the ten camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated after being forcibly moved from their homes on the West Coast during World War II.
The camp had already been the site of labor strikes and unrest when the government embarked on a program called “registration.” Incarcerees were forced to fill out an “Application for Leave Clearance” which required detainees to swear allegiance to the U.S. government.
This event is sponsored by the Florin Chapter of the Japanese Americans Citizens League (JACL).
Seating is limited, and advance tickets are recommended.
Sunday, February 12, 10:30 AM: Protest the apartheid policies of the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) outside their fundraising gala at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, in Sacramento
AIPAC tries to pretend that it speaks for U.S. Jews and pressures local political leaders to attend its event each year, implying that if they don't, they'll be considered anti-Semitic.
This protest, organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, will make the point that opposing the apartheid policies of the Israeli government and the flagrant human rights abuses committed by the Israeli military against the Palestinian people is not anti-Semitic, and that on the contrary, politicians who pander to AIPAC are aligning themselves with an organization that suports apartheid and human rights abuses.
Sunday, February 12, 2-5 PM: The Reality of Climate Change: A Path Forward, presented by Dr. Tom
Suchanek of the USGS Western Ecological Research Center, John Smith Hall, La Sierra Community Center,
5325 Engle Road, Carmichael
This event is part of the Sacramento Darwin Day, a festival of Science, Humanity and Reason.
Monday, February 13, 7:00 PM: Book signing and discussion by Ben Ehernreich, author of "The Way to Spring - Life and Death in Palestine" Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street, Sacramento
"The Way to Spring " is a an account of events that author Ben Ehrenreich witnessed and experienced while living with Palestinian families in the West Bank.The book has been acclaimed as one of the best books of 2016 by the Guardian.
Yuval Noah Harari of the Guardian wrote: "Ben Ehrenreich's The Way to Spring is a heartbreaking account of the brutal and often surreal realities of life under the Israeli occupation. After reading it, you don't know whether to despar at the callousness and self-righteousness of human beings, or to wonder at their resilience and creativity."
This event, sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace, is free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 16, 7 PM: Book signing and discussion by
Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff, author of "Other Avenues are Possible: Legacy of the People's Food System of the San Francisco Bay Area," Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th Street, in Sacramento
Other Avenues Are Possible offers a vivid account of the dramatic rise and fall of the San Francisco People's Food System of the 1970s.
Shanta Sacharoff migrated from a small village in India to New York, eventually settling in San Francisco, where she felt at home with the foodcentric and co-op-friendly atmosphere.
Shanta has been involved in the cooperative movement for more than three decades and works at Other Avenues, a worker-owned food co-op from the “new wave” co-op era of the 1970s. Shanta is a writer and contributes regularly to India Currents , an award- winning magazine. She also writes for various newsletters of the Bay Area's co-op organizations.
Sunday, April 30, 6:00-9:00 PM: Make your reservations now to attend the finals dinner of the annual PSR/Sacramento High School Scholarship Essay Contest
The prompt for this year's essay contest is a quotation by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who said:
“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”
The scholarship essay contest finals dinner will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 2001 Point West Way, in Sacramento. Doors open for social hour at 5:00 PM, dinner begins at 6:00, and the presentations of the 10 student finalists begin at 7:00. Advance reservations are required and can be made via the Join/Donate/Scholarship Dinner Reservation page of this website.
At the essay contest finals dinner, a distinguished panel of judges from the community will choose the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. A total of $15,000 in scholarships will be awarded.
The cost to attend the scholarship finals dinner is $40 per person ($20 for students). Salmon, chicken, and vegetarian entrees are available.
Contact us if you'd like to be an essay reader and participate in the process of choosing the 10 finalists.
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 represent endorsement of that event.