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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter


Welcome to the PSR/Sacramento Website

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

  • Eliminating nuclear weapons and promoting alternatives to war and militarism as a means of resolving international conflict and preventing terrorism (see the Nuclear Weapons, War, and Militarism page for information about our “1,000 Call Campaign” to help rid the world of nuclear weapons)
  • Protecting the environment and reducing man-made contributions to global warming.
  • Promoting social justice, both locally and globally.
  • Curbing the epidemic of interpersonal violence, including gun violence, that afflicts our society (please see the Gun Violence Prevention page)
  • Ensuring universal access to affordable medical care

Please hold the date August 9, 2020 for August Peace Event: Sacramento/Davis says “no” to nuclear war. This online event will be held on the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ms. Setsuko Thurlow, a hibakusha living in Toronto, will be the keynote speaker. She is an active member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) whose work led to an overwhelming majority of the world’s nations adopting the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Ms. Thurlow gave one of the acceptance speeches when ICAN received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Please check back for more information as the date approaches.

 

 

PSR/Sacramento congratulates the winner of our 2020 High School Scholarship Essay Contest, which was open to all high school seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties. A total of $15,500 was awarded. The prompt for this year’s contest was the following statement by the Guatemalan civil rights activist and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Rigoberta Menchu Tum:

“Peace is not only the absence of war.  As long as there is poverty, racism, discrimination and exclusion, we’ll be hard-pressed to achieve a world of peace.”

Poster of Rigoberta Menchu Tum, created by Angelista Becerra

Click on students’ names to read their winning essays.

 

First Place Winner and Recipient of $3,000 Award

Priya Sharma

Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento

 

Second Place Winner and Recipient of $2,500 Award

Sarah Allen

El Dorado High School, Placerville

 

Third Place Winner and Recipient of $2,000 Award

Kira Skjoldborg

Folsom High School, Folsom

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winners

Rom Arca

John F. Kennedy High School, Sacramento

Atticus Driver

Yuba City High School, Yuba City

Rylie Fales

Union Mine High School, El Dorado

Faraaz Godil

Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay

Rohit Jhawar

John F. Kennedy High School, Sacramento

Katie Kenny

Oak Ridge High School, El Dorado Hills

Madyson Noguchi

Vista del Lago High School, Folsom

 

$250 Scholarship Winners

Anna Chisholm

Casa Roble Fundamental High School, Orangevale

Samuel Flores

Rio Americano High School, Sacramento

Alba Joy

Folsom High School, Folsom

Anonymous

Student’s Name and High School Affiliation Withheld at Student’s Request