Monday, January 16, 9 AM-2 PM: Annual Martin Luther King "March for the Dream" in Sacramento
The march begins at 9:00 AM at Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd, reaching the Sacramento Convention Center at 1400 J Street about 11:15 AM.
The "Diversity Expo" will be ongoing at the Convention Center from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Saturday, January 21, 10:00 AM: Women's March on Sacramento
The March to stand up for the rights of women and children and to protest the policies and conduct of incoming President Donald J. Trump will begin at Southside Park, 2115 6th Street, preceeded by a rally in the park at 9:30 AM.
The march will end with speeches and a rally at the west steps of the State Capitol beginning about 11:00 AM.
Saturday, January 21, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: "Changefest - A Climate Change Mobilization," on the north steps of the State Capitol
This event, sponsored by the Sacramento Climate Coalition, is intended to raise awareness of
the need to work together to rapidly change our economy and lifestyles to reduce our use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions.
The mayor of Benicia, Elizabeth Patterson, will be the keynote speaker. The City of Benicia recently denied a permit sought by Valero to expand its oil refinery.
The rally will conclude with a march to the Sacramento headquarters of the
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA).
Monday, January 30, 7:00 PM: Showing of the documentary film, "The Uncondemned," Everson Hall, Room 176, at UC Davis
"The Uncondemnded" is a critically acclaimed documentary covering the international criminal case that resulted in the first ever conviction of rape as a war crime following the genocide in Rawanda 20 years ago.
The film features the role of UC Davis Law Professor Lisa Pruitt in prosecuting the case. Professor Pruitt will be present to answer questions following the showing of the film.
This event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, April 30, 6:00-9:00 PM: Save the date for 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.”
At the essay contest finals dinner, the 10 student finalists will present their essays orally, and a distinguished panel of judges from the community will choose the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
Reservations for the scholarship essay contest dinner will open in mid-March. Return to this website then to make your reservations.
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.