EVENTS

You’re invited! The events below are open to everyone (not just physicians).

Below, please find events hosted by SF Bay PSR and other organizations.
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Below please find info on the following events:

Nov 6-9: APHA’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo
Nov 8: Please VOTE!
Nov 15: PSR National’s Virtual Gala: Bridging our Best to What’s Coming Next
Movie Night suggestions!
Committee dates and more!

PSR National’s Virtual Gala

Bridging our Best to What’s Coming Next

Tuesday, November 15, 3:00-4:30pm PT / 6:00-7:30pm ET
Livestream
Early bird tickets before Nov 8: $115, students $65

BUY TICKETS HERE

Join PSR members from across the country for an evening of celebration and inspiration, as we look back on our collective accomplishments over the past year, and hear from PSR chapter leaders, staff, board, members, and expert speakers on the work ahead. Past guest speakers have included Daniel Ellsberg, ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn, Bill McKibben, Greenpeace Co-Director Ebony Twilley-Martin, and Representative Ro Khanna. Keynote speaker will be announced soon!

APHA’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo
150th Anniversary Celebration

November 6 – 9, in-person events in Boston, MA
November 14 – 16, online Events and Recordings available

REGISTER HERE

In Boston, APHA’s Nov. 6 – 9 meetings will blend the legacy of APHA with innovative and exciting opportunities to help you reach your goals. Engage with public health experts, collaborate with other advocates and grow professionally.

CAN’T TRAVEL?

APHA will be hosting a digital version of APHA 2022 on Nov. 14-16. This will include access to recordings of more than 120 sessions from the Annual Meeting. Of course, the Featured and General Sessions are included, along with up to two sessions selected by each APHA Section. You’ll even be able to participate live in the Opening General Session on Nov. 6.

Movie Night!

Climate Emergency Film Club: A Series of Discussions

Hosted by Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania and Halt the Harm Network

May–November, Sign up for individual sessions below
REGISTER HERE

After registering, you will receive a link to watch the short documentary clips prior to each session.

Fossil fuel emissions from human activity are driving up Earth’s temperature—yet something else is at work. The warming has set in motion nature’s own feedback loops which are raising temperatures even higher. The urgent question is: Are we approaching a point of no return, leading to an uninhabitable Earth, or do we have the vision and will to slow, halt, and reverse them?

The film, Climate Emergency Feedback Loops, with its captivating illustrations and interviews with leading climate scientists, is a five-part science documentary narrated by Richard Gere. Our 5-part Film Club series will include intriguing panel discussions.

Bring your own popcorn!

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Big Oil’s Last Lifeline

A 3-part docuseries sounding the alarm on the petrochemical industry’s impact on Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities.

WATCH HERE

Everyday, the oil, gas and petrochemical industry writes off Black, Brown and Indigenous communities as “sacrifice zones.” The industry violates laws with impunity and rationalizes the unconscionable – they dump cancer-causing pollution into communities of color and try to cover it up.

Big Oil’s Last Lifeline takes us to the frontlines of the U.S.’s epicenters for petrochemical production: West Virginia, Houston, and along the Mississippi River in Louisiana.

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The Power of Big Oil

A PBS Frontline Special

WATCH on KQED HERE

We highly recommend PBS’s Frontline show, “The Power of Big Oil.” This in-depth, three-part series examines the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change. It traces decades of missed opportunities and the ongoing attempts to hold Big Oil to account.

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YOUTH v. GOV

An independent, award-winning documentary about Juliana v. United States

WATCH on Netflix

Climate Psychiatry Alliance co-founder, Lise Van Susteren has been the forensic psychiatric consultant on this historically significant, groundbreaking constitutional CLIMATE case brought by 21 youth plaintiffs.

For over 10 years, Our Children’s Trust’s legal actions seek systemic, science-based climate mitigation actions by governments, demanding that our leaders tackle the roots of the climate crisis rather than just the branches of its impacts.

OCT has represented and supported youth plaintiffs in climate litigation around the globe–including Juliana v. United States, Held v. Montana, & La Rose v. Her Majesty the Queen–as they advocate for their right to a stable climate.

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In the Dark of the Valley

A film featuring PSR-LA’s Dr. Bob Dodge and Denise Duffield!

SCREENED: Sunday, November 14, 7:00pm PT / 10:00pm ET, on MSNBC
LEARN MORE at In the Dark of the Valley WEBSITE

READ MORE at MSNBC

In the Dark of the Valley is the first feature film to focus on the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a former nuclear and rocket-engine testing site near Los Angeles. The film is an exploration into the site’s long history of cover-ups and negligence by site owners Boeing, NASA, and the Department of Energy. It also tells the harrowing story of how a community of mothers have dealt with the struggles of childhood cancer and their new found life of environmental advocacy.

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Dark Circle

An award-winning, anti-nuclear film by SF Bay PSR member Judy Irving, and Christopher Beaver and Ruth Landy

For every ticket purchased, $2 will be donated to Physicians for Social Responsibility! (Thank you Judy!)

WATCH HERE
READ MORE
MORE STREAMING OPTIONS HERE

It’s been 75 years since the start of the Atomic Age, with the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing hundreds of thousands of civilians, but its trail of destruction has never ended.

Dark Circle covers both the period’s beginnings and its aftermath, providing a scientific primer on the catastrophic power of nuclear energy while also relating tragic human stories detailing the devastating toll radioactive toxicity has taken on people and livestock—focusing in large part on Rocky Flats, Colorado, whose plutonium processing facility infamously contaminated the surrounding area.

Documentary Grand Prize winner at Sundance, Academy shortlisted for Best Documentary, and Emmy winner, Dark Circle is no less potent today than it was 40 years ago. The new 2K HD Restoration done at FotoKem was assisted by AMPAS and supervised by co-director Judy Irving.

Dark Circle is one of the most horrifying films I’ve seen, and also sometimes one of the funniest (if you can laugh at the same things in real life that you found amusing in Dr. Strangelove). Using powers granted by the Freedom of Information Act, and sleuthing that turned up government film the government didn’t even know it had, the producers of this film have created a mosaic of the Atomic Age. It is a tribute to the power of the material, and to the relentless digging of the filmmakers, that the movie is completely riveting. Four Stars!” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Racial Equity Reading Group

Hosted by SF Bay PSR

Wednesday, October 26, 7:30pm
To join please email info@sfbaypsr.org with subject line RERG

Readings will be emailed to group members.
Learn more and see past readings here.

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SF Bay PSR Committee Meetings

Environmental Health Committee

NEXT meeting will be on Wednesday, November 9,  2022
7:00 pm, via Zoom
Meetings are held on Wednesdays, every other month.

EHC members continue to work energetically during the pandemic on wide-ranging collaborative efforts to engage health professional students and institutions to address the unceasing threats of our climate to our health. READ MORE.

Divestment/Investment Task Force

Next meeting will be on Monday, December 5, 2022
Later time: 7:00pm, via Zoom
Meeting are usually held on the fourth Monday, every other month
Meeting ID: 864 2653 3538
Passcode: 410416

SF Bay PSR has joined forces with other NGOs and institutions to support a broad movement pushing for individual and institutional divestment from the fossil-fuel industry and investment in the alternative energy sector. READ MORE.

Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee

Next meeting date TBA.
7:00 pm PT, via Zoom
Meetings are held on Thursdays, every other month.

NWAC is composed of health professionals and others working locally to influence public awareness, civic engagement, and national policy to build a nuclear weapons free world. Toward the latter, we frame our work through our Back from the Brink campaign and its policy platforms. READ MORE.

To join a committee please email info@sfbaypsr.org

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