Celebrate Father’s day and join WPSR as we walk, roll, and ride for safer and more equitable transportation in our region! Active transportation is one of the best ways we can take action on climate change and improve health. RSVP and share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/471410100268488/
Join Washington Against Nuclear Weapons Coalition and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility in a day of learning, practicing and movement building with Lee Hochberg. In this training you will learn:
What does the movement to abolish nuclear weapons look like in WA State?
Effective messages and talking points to use with diverse audiences to build the anti nuclear weapons movement
How to deliver a compelling message to a crowd
Concrete organizing skills to give educational presentations to students, faith communities and people who you want to recruit
Please RSVP Here to participate in the Speakers Training.
As part of Virginia Mason’s Continuing Medical Education, this day-long course directed by WPSR Income Inequity and Health Task Force member Dr. Amish Dave features expert physician leaders in addressing social determinants of health.
Dr. Stephen Bezruchka, chair of the Task Force, will give the keynote address. Registration information and flyer can be found here.
The course will be held in Volney Richmond Auditorium on Level One of the Virginia Mason Lindeman Pavilion, 1201 Terry Avenue, Seattle (between Seneca & University Streets.) Please note the Terry Street entrance into Lindeman Pavilion is Level Two. For information, contact the CME Department at 206-341-0142 or email email@example.com.
Join WPSR and our Power Past Fracked Gas coalition partners as we stand in solidarity with the Lummi Nation and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians in their work to resist a fracked gas facility being built on their ancestral lands. This is one stop in a tour along the Pacific Northwest; more information and locations here.
Join WPSR advocates in Everett with many other local community groups fighting for progressive change! Learn about local organizing for climate, immigrant justice, and more from organizations working in the North Sound, then stick around for an immigrant and refugee solidarity march 3 PM.
Make sure you say hello to WPSR leaders in Everett and learn about climate change and health at our table!
Puget Sound Energy is expanding fracked gas in Washington State. With our recent landmark progress on clean energy in the legislative session, join us to advocate for real climate solutions — clean, healthy, renewable energy — and not polluting fracked gas projects.
This listening session is an important opportunity to advocate for our health and climate in the face of proposals to expand fracked gas infrastructure.
What: PSE Executive Listening Session
Where: Bellevue Hilton
When: Rally 4pm, Listening session 5pm
RSVP to Sarah Cornett (firstname.lastname@example.org) and on Facebook!
Join Washington PSR and our partners in the Power Past Fracked Gas coalition as we rally, kayak, and picnic with Kalama community members to help us better understand what’s at stake with the world’s largest fracked gas-to methanol refinery proposed in their backyard.
Physicians from both Washington and Oregon PSR will speak about the human health costs of fracked gas! RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2565166853511960/
Join us to celebrate historic action on climate this legislative session! Washington PSR will be alongside our coalition partners as Governor Inslee signs landmark policies that take action on climate change and reduce harmful pollution, including 100% clean energy, energy efficiency standards, and more.
These victories happened because of your advocacy. Thank you - we hope you can attend to savor these big wins with us! RSVP and share on Facebook.
Join us on April 16th at 7 PM for a wonderful evening with author Kate Brown.
Kate Brown is an award-winning historian of environmental and nuclear history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She will discuss her new book, Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future, and her previous book, Plutopia, which won seven academic prizes. She splits her time between Washington, DC, & Cambridge, MA.
Additional information available on the Facebook event page.
Thurston Climate Action Team & Citizens' Climate Lobby present the 4th Annual South Sound Climate Action Convention:
Attend the convention for a full day of learning about cooperative actions we can take to protect our planet from the worst impacts of climate change. And to up the momentum, local Action Groups formed at the convention will be encouraged to continue meeting and acting in the months that follow!
Topics sessions and workshops include: Green Buildings and Cities, Transportation, Trees & Land Use, Advocacy and Social Justice, National Climate Legislation, Youth Activists, Clean Energy, and many more!
Sign-up for registration and conference updates at: www.southsoundclimateconvention.org
Join us for the screening of "Idle Threat," a film exploring the climate and health impacts of vehicle emissions. This event is part of the "Movies that Matter" series and hosted by Citizens Climate Lobby, Sustainable Bainbridge, Climate Action Bainbridge, EcoAdapt, and Friends of Island Power.
Dr. Chris Covert-Bowlds, family physician and member of WPSR's Climate & Health Task Force, will speak on a panel following the event with Amy Wheeler of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
From coastal cities to our country’s heartland, National Geographic documentary, Paris to Pittsburgh, celebrates how people are demanding and developing real solutions to the climate emergency.
As the weather grows more deadly and destructive, many of us aren’t waiting on Washington, D.C. to act.Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future — and the explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement — 'Paris to Pittsburgh' captures what's at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding.
Mount Baker Meaningful Movies is screening this award winning documentary, at the Mt. Baker Community Clubhouse, at 2811 Mt. Rainier Drive South on Thursday, March 28th at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
After the film, there will be expert speakers to answer questions and offer practical policy solutions, including Jamie Margolin who is a national youth leader in the climate movement. The South Seattle Climate Action Network and other local groups will also provide info tables with opportunities for action.
As always, no tickets are required; donations gratefully accepted to cover the costs of screening. For more information, email email@example.com or MeaningfulMovies.org
After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to America to renew his passion for mountaineering, only to find that the slopes he had once climbed have been irrevocably changed by climate disruption. In response, Jamail embarks on a journey to the geographical front lines of this crisis—from Alaska to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, via the Amazon rainforest—in order to discover the consequences to nature and to humans of the loss of ice.
In The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption , we follow Jamail as he scales Denali, the highest peak in North America, dives in the warm crystal waters of the Pacific only to find ghostly coral reefs, and explores the tundra of St. Paul Island where he meets the last subsistence seal hunters of the Bering Sea and witnesses its melting glaciers. Accompanied by climate scientists and people whose families have fished, farmed, and lived in the areas he visits for centuries, Jamail begins to accept the fact that Earth, most likely, is in a hospice situation. Ironically, this allows him to renew his passion for the planet’s wild places, cherishing Earth in a way he has never been able to before.
Like no other book, The End of Ice offers a firsthand chronicle—including photographs throughout of Jamail on his journey across the world—of the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can
Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. Jamail has reported from the Middle East over the last ten years, and he has won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.
This event will be held at The Summit event space as part of Town Hall's Inside/Out program.
Date and Time: Tue, 3/26/2019, 7:30 PM (doors at 6:30 PM)
Presented by: Town Hall Seattle, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Location: The Summit on Pike (420 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98102)
Bookseller: Third Place Books
Publisher: The New Press
Ticket Price: $5 (available at https://townhallseattle.org/event/dahr-jamail/)
Last month, 350 Seattle passed the #FossilFreeKC ordinance and won a 6-month moratorium on all new fossil fuel development in King County. Per procedure, there’s a public hearing to review the moratorium and you can bet that the fossil fuel industry will be showing up to oppose. Which means we need YOU - join us as we again demonstrate powerful community support for the moratorium and bold #climateaction in King County.
See more here!
The PLU Diversity Center invites you to us for a FREE screening of Native Daily Network's documentary "What. The. Frack. Tacoma!" all about the movement around the liquid natural gas facility being build on the Tacoma tide flats.
You are welcome to arrive at 2:30 pm for welcome and refreshments. The screening will start right at 3 pm.
Following the screening, we will be joined in conversation with Puyallup Tribal Elder Ramona Bennett, Tribal Council Member Annette Bryan, Tribal Council Member Anna Bean, Tribal Elder Robert Satiacum and Dakota Case.
Please reserve your spot because space is limited and capacity will be filled when tickets are gone.
(Photo courtesy of the Native Daily Network of the LNG facility)
As of February 25th, we have sold out! Please email Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sierra (email@example.com) if you would like to be added to our waiting list to attend.
Please join Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility in celebrating 40 years of health-based advocacy!
This special evening will include:
Keynote address by Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund: “The New Moment: Our Chance to Change U.S. Nuclear Policy”
A look back at 40 years of WPSR's health-based advocacy
Announcement of the 2019 Paul Beeson award, honoring someone who has made a tremendous contribution to public health and peace
A chance to celebrate, connect, and contribute
hosted reception at 5:30 PM | dinner and program at 7:00 PM
For questions, please call us at 206.547.2630.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Luke Magnotto & Susan Harris
David & Anne Hall
Bruce & Denise Smith
Frederick Noland & Susan Hansen
Educational Legacy Fund
Washington State has an exciting opportunity to act on climate change, and environmental health. This event is a call to action for students to learn how they can participate in the policy process. Please join us to hear about the connections between climate change and carbon emissions, and why climate change is a public health crisis. This will be followed by discussion of current legislation here in Washington State that can work to address these challenges. The event will conclude with education on how to contact your senators and representatives.
Join Washington PSR and their coalition partners in the Power Past Fracked Gas campaign to wish Governor Inslee a happy 68th birthday, thank him for his climate leadership, and deliver 130,000 public comments displaying the growing resistance to new fracked gas projects in Washington. Dr. Lisa Johnson of Washington PSR will speak. 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at Washington State Capitol Building (north steps).
Carpool signup: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/5x0me2
BONUS: Cupcakes and Power Past Fracked Gas shirts for everyone
Anyone who cares about the quality of our collective lives should be stunned by a profound finding: as societies become more unequal, they become less healthy, happy, safe and kind...in The Inner Level, they confront many of our most urgent problems in a clear, compelling way, one that generates a sense of moral outrage at the damage wrought by inequality. —Robert Sapolsky, author of Behave
On Jan 28, King County Councilmember Upthegrove will introduce a #FossilFreeKC ordinance that prohibits all new major fossil fuel infrastructure in King County, including new oil storage terminals and gas pipeline expansions. Check out our new WPSR blog post describing the urgency and health professionals' role: https://www.wpsr.org/wpsr-blog/
Join us at the King County Council meeting for powerful community testimony and to make sure that the Council votes YES for our fossil free future!
Learn more about the #FossilFreeKC ordinance and how we can win a fossil free future on 350 Seattle's blog: http://350seattle.org/2018/12/10/lets-fight-fossil-free-kc/
Northwest Innovation Works, a fossil fuel company, seeks to build the largest fracked-gas to methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington. This facility would be the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in Washington, threaten air and water quality, and pollute to the equivalent of 1.2 million cars.
A new Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on the project misses many likely impacts and the true costs of this project. While the company argues that this facility would be a net-benefit for the climate, independent researchers find that it could be the largest source of carbon pollution in Washington by 2025.
Join us at this public hearing to testify in opposition to polluting fracked gas infrastrucutre in Washington!
Can’t attend? Submit a comment before December 13th.
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility would like to invite you to join us for an evening at Lagunitas Taproom and Beer Sanctuary in Ballard! Get your free ticket to the event HERE!
Lagunitas has generously agreed to donate all beer proceeds to WPSR. In addition to refreshing beverages and activities, the food truck - Now Make Me A Sandwich will be onsite to provide low-cost, mouthwatering sandwiches!
WPSR is the Washington state chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). Physicians for Social Responsibility has been working for more than 50 years to create a healthy, just and peaceful world for both the present and future generations. We envision a world where all live healthy lives free from the threats of nuclear war, global climate catastrophe and injustice.
We hope you can make it for this relaxed and festive evening!
Don’t forget to claim a TICKET!
The Tacoma Climate Reality Project chapter is hosting a FREE livestream of “24 Hours of Reality,” a broadcast about the urgency of climate action and how the changing climate is already harming our health, featuring an all-star lineup including Al Gore.
Stick around after the screening at The Grand Cinemas for a panel of local experts, including Nate Matthews-Trigg, MPH, of WPSR’s Climate & Health Task Force!
What: 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves broadcast and panel discussion
Date: Monday, December 3
Time: Live broadcast 6:00-8:00 p.m.; panel discussion 8:15-9:00 p.m.
Where: The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Online Info/Attendee RSVP: Facebook event
Join WPSR, Ploughshares Fund, and the UW Jackson School for a panel discussion with distinguished national and local nuclear policy experts.
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) is sponsoring an address at the University of Washington by Dr. Tilman Ruff entitled “Safeguarding Health and Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe.” Dr. Ruff will address the issue of the humanitarian risks from nuclear weapons and the remarkable 2017 passage of the UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.
We invite you to hear Dr. Ruff and participate in a discussion on the status of nuclear risks on November 8th from 6:30-8:00 pm. It will be held in Foege Auditorium (S-060) at William H. Foege Hall, University of Washington, 3720 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105.
Dr. Tilman Ruff is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW, Nobel Peace Prize recipient in 1985) and co-founder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN, Nobel Peace Prize recipient in 2017). He is Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health.
This event is co-sponsored by:
University of Washington Department of Global Health
The University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Swedish Medical Center
Washington Permanente Medical Group
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency will hold a public hearing on its Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement assessing air emissions from Puget Sound Energy’s Tacoma LNG facility.
Join us to ensure that this review is the best possible assessment of upstream fracking, climate impacts, and uses the latest science.
More information and Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/350748938829173/
Prescription for Inequity:
Strategies for Addressing Economic Inequity and Improving Health
Health outcomes in the United States are worse than most other developed nations, despite the soaring amount of money we spend on healthcare. One root cause? Our nation’s growing economic inequity.
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility is working to change that, and we invite you to join us! We are hosting an advocacy workshop where attendees can learn more about how inequity affects health, as well as strategies for reducing inequity and mitigating its negative consequences. Participants will learn about causes and consequences, as well as gain tools for effective advocacy to address these issues locally.
Space is limited! RSVP HERE
By attending this workshop, you will learn more about:
- Inequity in US and WA, and our health status compared to other countries
- Persuasive communication and advocacy skills
- Progressive taxation and other wealth distribution opportunities in WA
- Local efforts to address homelessness, with an emphasis on strategies for greater Seattle
- Harm reduction strategies, with a focus on reducing opioid overdose and death
Speakers will include:
Dr. Stephen Bezruchka: Senior Lecturer at UW, Health Services and Global Health
Alex Brennan: Senior Planner at Capitol Hill Housing
Lee Hochberg: Lecturer of Business Communication at UW; former PBS NewsHour correspondent and KCTS producer
Dr. Setsuko Hosoda: Family Physician
Aaron Katz: Principal Lecturer at UW, Health Services and Global Health; founding board member of Washington State Budget & Policy Center
Dr. Atoosa Kourosh: Medical Director, Holistic Pediatrics and Allergy; on Twitter @AllergyHealth
Drs. Alicia Ashby, Eliza Hutchinson, and Ashlin Mountjoy
When: Saturday, October 20th, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118
This workshop is free, and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. Attendees who are able are encouraged to join or donate to WPSR.
Dr. Lisa Johnson and WPSR invite you to join us in Olympia to meet other healthcare professionals and learn about Initiative 1631!
Join us to get to know WPSR and hear about physicians’ advocacy for clean air and clean energy. Learn how you can get involved in climate advocacy using your powerful voice as a healthcare provider. Click here to view the event invitation and share with others!
Appetizers and wine provided. Please RSVP to Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org) before October 16th.
Come to the Magic Lantern Theatre on Tuesday night, October 16th for the next installment in 350 Spokane's movie series!
This film explores how climate change will impact resource scarcity in the future, from the perspective of US Security. Learn more about why the Department of Homeland Security calls climate change a "threat multiplier." The film will be followed by a discussion.
Admission to this event is free, but a $5 donation would be greatly appreciated! Following the screening, hear from local retired emergency physician Dr. Lamont Worden about the intersection of climate change, health, and local actions.
Dr. Mark Vossler, Co-Chair of WPSR's Climate & Health Task Force, will be presenting on the human health impacts of climate change during this Town Hall seminar panel hosted by the Sustainable Path Foundation.
Other panelists include Dr. Kris Ebie, director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE), and Rohm and Haas Endowed Professor in Public Health Sciences at the University of Washington, and Stephen Jones, a wheat breeder and the Director of The WSU Bread Lab in Skagit Valley.
Tickets are $5
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