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.
December 11, 2012 - 30th annual Candlelight Vigil for Peace and Justice was held at 16th Street & J Street, Sacramento, followed by gathering at Luna's Cafe'. PSR/Sacramento is a co-sponsor.
October 7, 2012 - PSR/Sacramento ninth annual fundraiser dinner at the California State University, Sacramento Alumni Center. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Claire Pomeroy, Dean, UC Davis School of Medicine, gave an inspiring talk "Creating a healthier world: Addressing the social determinants of health." Read her December 26, 2012 article "Fixing America's Health and Legal Services Safety Net" in Becker's Hospital Review. Thank you for supporting this event including major event sponsor UC Davis Health System and major underwriter Access Sacramento.
March 5, 2009 -- Organic Sounds – A Celebration and Fundraiser for Pesticide Watch at Sierra 2 Center in Sacramento. For over twenty years, Pesticide Watch and Pesticide Watch Education Fund have worked side-by-side with communities to clean up and prevent pesticide pollution and pesticide exposure. During the past year, PSR has joined Pesticide Watch in forming a local coalition to reduce the use of toxic pesticides in our community. There was lots of great organic and local food, drink, music by Rowdy Kate and Stars and Garters, and speakers included Sacramento Councilmember Rob Fong. PSR was on the host committee for the event.