You’re invited!

San Francisco Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility’s

Annual Gala!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
6:00–8:00pm PT / 9:00–11:00pm ET, online


FEATURING Arsenio Mataka speaking on the Biden Administration’s plans to address climate change, health, and equity

AUCTION! Bid on a sailboat ride on the San Francisco Bay, a case of wine,
a Tahoe vacation stay, Giants baseball tickets, and much more!

AWARDS! Celebrate inspiring young activists!

If you are not able to attend, you can still make a DONATION HERE.

If you are interested in donating to our Gala Auction, please email
For a one-page info sheet about SF Bay PSR, please CLICK HERE.

We are thrilled to announce our gala keynote speaker will be Arsenio Mataka, Senior Advisor on Climate Change and Health Equity to the Assistant Secretary for Health, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Mataka will be speaking about how the Biden administration is addressing climate change, health, and equity.

Previously, Mr. Mataka:

  • Advised California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on environmental policy and law
  • Served as a special advisor to California Governor Jerry Brown to help craft climate change legislation
  • And served as assistant secretary for Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs at the California Environmental Protection Agency
    Read his full bio here.


The gala will support SF Bay PSR’s efforts to defend health and demand racial, social, and environmental justice. We combine the power of community activism with the knowledge and credibility of health professionals to promote public policies that support our intertwined areas of concentration: environmental health with a special focus on the climate crisis and related environmental toxic degradation; nuclear weapons abolition and the end to the arms race; social and racial justice and the health burdens of vulnerable communities; and education of the public and next generation of health professionals.

THANK YOU! We look forward to seeing you on September 21!