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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter


  • Ongoing 1,000 Call Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
    • Our annual 1,000 Call Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is ongoing, but we make a concentrated push to reach our goal of 1,000 or more contacts with our federal elected officials around the anniversaries of the August 6 and August 9, 1945, atomic bomb attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in which 100,000 to 200,000 civilians died instantaneously and tens of thousands more died as a result of delayed effects of the blasts in the days and years to follow.
    • The 1,000 Call Campaign was inspired by the story of Sadako and the 1,000 Cranes. According to Japanese legend, if you fold 1,000 paper cranes, your wish will come true. Sadako folded 1,000 paper cranes despite the fact that she was dying of leukemia induced by the radiation to which she was exposed during the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. Although her wish to be cured of leukemia did not come true, her story has inspired people around the world to work toward the abolition of nuclear weapons.
    • In Sacramento, it has been a tradition for grade school children to collectively fold 1,000 paper cranes every year and send them to the children of Hiroshima as a gesture of hope for a world free of nuclear weapons. At PSR/Sacramento, we believe that if grade school children can fold 1,000 paper cranes every year, we adults should be able to make at least 1,000 phone calls or other contacts with our federal elected officials urging them to openly advocate and do everything within their power to achieve the complete abolition of nuclear weapons.
    • For more details concerning our 1,000 call campaign, including contact information for elected officials, talking points, and the link to log in the contacts you make, please see the Nuclear Weapons, War, and Militarism page of this website.
  • Sunday, August 9, 2020 2 pm
    Sacramento Regional August Peace Event 2020: 75 Years after Hiroshima/Nagasaki: Rolling Back the Nuclear Arsenal
    A virtual event that will be part of a national livestream on Sunday August 9 from 2-3 pm (PDT) (livestream on August 6 and 9) HN75 flierThe Sacramento segment of the event will include:
    Setsuko Thurlow, nuclear disarmament activist and hibakusha
    Critical Issues Forum video, provided by Ms. Masako Toki, Center for Nonproliferation Studies,
    Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California
    Environmental Impact of PFAS Chemicals-Pat Elder, Investigative Reporter, Civilian ExposureImpact of Ionizing Radiation on Women and Children-Patricia Hynes, Traprock Center for Peace and JusticeImpact of Nuclear Weapons on the Environment and Climate-Goli Sahba, MD, 350 Sacramento, Sacramento Climate Coalition, PSR/Sacramento
    Elected officials: Representative John Garamendi (D-CA-03); Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winter); Mayor of Sacramento Darrell Steinberg
    Specific actions that we all can take.
    The event will be dedicated in memory of Winnie Detweiler, whose vision and
    gentle determination guided the Sacramento August Peace Event for many years. JoAnn Fuller will be giving a tribute at the beginning of the program. 
    Please visit our website closer to the date for more information.
  • August 9, 2020 (24 hours only)
    View an exclusive 24-hour Facebook screening of “The Vow from Hiroshima”, an
    80-minute film featuring Setsuko Thurlow.
    It is separate from the livesteam and is sponsored by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War,
    Hibakusha Stories, the International Peace Bureau, and ICAN.

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 imply endorsement of that event.