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
Sunday, April 10, 10 AM - Guided "Vernal Pool Flower Walk" at the Mather Field Vernal Pools
The following three events are part of the culmination of Sacramento State's One World Initiative, a program that galvanizes the CSUS campus behind one common theme each year. This year the focus is Global Perspectives on Power.
Sunday, March 6, 10 AM to 12 Noon - Guided "Critter Walk" at the Mather Field Vernal Pools
For planning the food and drinks, it would be helpful send us an RSVP if you plan to attend and to let us know what kind of food or beverage you'll be bringing if you do choose to bring something to share.
onday, November 30, 5-7 PM: Thirsting for Justice - an examination of the devastating effect of settler colonialism and control of water resources, Hart 3201, UC Davis
The purpose of the rally is to demand that the U.S. delegation to the Paris talks act in good faith to achieve an international agreement to rapidly and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Click on this link for more information.
Saturday, November 14, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM - Town Hall on Climate Change: Creating our Future, Sacramento City College Student Center, 3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento
The outstanding a cappella choral group, RSVP, performed a "sampler" of songs at the October 25th PSR/Sacramento annual dinner. RSVP will be performing full concerts on Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st to benefit 916 ink, a local non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring students in the Sacramento region in developing reading and writing skills, thereby empowering them to a greater level of engagement in society and a higher quality of life. Admission to the concerts is free, but contributions to 916 ink would be appreciated.
Note: The gap in Past Events between October 2014 and August, 2015 does not reflect inactivity on the part of PSR/Sacramento during this period of time but rather a hiatus in posting past events on the website.
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.