Chesapeake PSR


Speaker Training: The Humanitarian Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons
Oct
7
10:00am10:00am

Speaker Training: The Humanitarian Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

Join PSR and Chesapeake PSR for a speaker training: The Humanitarian Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons. You will receive information on current nuclear weapons issues, including North Korea, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and active legislation in Congress, as well as advice on generating speaking opportunities with medical schools, civic clubs, faith groups and students.

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Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemorations
Aug
6
to Aug 9

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemorations

  • Homewood Friends Meeting House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a remembrance of the atomic bombings of Japan on August 6 & 9, 1945, which killed more than 200,000 people. It has been 72 years since these awful events occurred. Other organizations involved in the commemorations are the Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Crabshell Alliance and Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore.

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Climate Change and Health in Virginia
Apr
23
8:00am 8:00am

Climate Change and Health in Virginia

Join Chesapeake PSR in Northern Virginia for a day of powerful information about the health effects of climate change.  Inspirational speakers - including Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead Sara Via, PhD - will address a variety of health impacts resulting from climate change, including water quality issues, vector-borne illness, clean air, infectious diseases, CO2 and plant biology, greenhouse gas emissions and more.

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Chesapeake PSR Annual Dinner
Apr
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Chesapeake PSR Annual Dinner

Please join us at our Annual Dinner. Our guest speaker, Dr. Ira Helfand, co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, will speak on the growing danger of nuclear war and what we can do about it. Suggested donations are $20, $30, $50 or $100. Register here https://goo.gl/7frgzR or by emailing twhitehouse@psr.org

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Workshop: How is gas infrastructure affecting your community?
Dec
3
10:00am10:00am

Workshop: How is gas infrastructure affecting your community?

  • Immanuel United Church of Christ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WORKSHOP: Fracking infrastructure affects communities. From pipelines to compressor stations to new LNG facilities, learn about and discuss your experiences on fracking infrastructure at a free community workshop Dec. 3, 10-2, in Catonsville, Md. For more information, contact Rebecca Ruggles at rebeccalruggles@gmail.com or RSVP

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Lead and children: Improving public policy and reducing children's exposure
Nov
10
5:45pm 5:45pm

Lead and children: Improving public policy and reducing children's exposure

Workshop on lead exposure in children and public policy: Participants will learn about local and Maryland efforts to reduce lead exposure in children, where children fall through the cracks, and legislative, regulatory and public policy options to improve lead surveillance, intervention and remediation. RSVP here. Questions? Contact Tim Whitehouse at twhitehouse@psr.org or (240) 246-4492. 

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Understanding Lead Poisoning in Baltimore and Maryland
Oct
27
5:45pm 5:45pm

Understanding Lead Poisoning in Baltimore and Maryland

Workshop: Lead and the latest science on toxicity and developmental effects on children. Learn about medical and environmental interventions in Maryland and Baltimore, routes of lead exposure, and blood-lead levels in children, and identify gaps in current surveillance and lead intervention. RSVP here. Questions? Contact Tim Whitehouse at twhitehouse@psr.org or (240) 246-4492.

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Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Healthy Planet - Speaker Sara Via, PhD
May
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Healthy Planet - Speaker Sara Via, PhD

Healthy soil is essential for food production, natural area and forest conservation, as well as climate-resilient gardening, agriculture, and forestry. Learn from University of Maryland biology and entomology professor Sara Via, PhD, what healthy soil is, how to know if you have it, and how to build it if you don’t. Dr. Via leads Chesapeake PSR's Climate Health Action Team.

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How Climate Change Will Affect Public Health and the Practice of Medicine in Maryland
Apr
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

How Climate Change Will Affect Public Health and the Practice of Medicine in Maryland

Event: How Climate Change Will Affect Public Health and the Practice of Medicine in Maryland. April 7, 2016, 6-8:30 p.m., Baltimore. Sponsored by Chesapeake PSR, MedChi, American Academy of Pediatrics and Center for a Healthy Maryland. Walk-ins welcomed! (CME credits are available.)

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Nov
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Health and Policy Implications of Pesticide Exposure in Children

Save the Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 6:00-8:30 pm

Where: MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, Osler Hall, 1211 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21201

Guest speakers and presentation details here

Registration information available for medical and health professionals. Please contact Paula Minsk paula@mdaap.org.  Non-medical and health professionals, please contact Tim Whitehouse twhitehouse@psr.org for space availability.

Event sponsored by Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility.

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Oct
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Meet Up to Network-Discuss Climate Change

Join us for a networking and learning event on one of the most pressing health issues of our time -- climate change.  Meet friends, activists and those who care about living a health lifestyle. We've asked three guests to explain to us "climate change in four slides."  Let's see what they come up with!

Where: Liam Flynn's Ale House (in back of bar) 22 West North Ave. Baltimore Md. 21201

RSVP at at our Meet up page or by emailing twhitehouse@psr.org.

Sponsored by Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club, and Citizens Climate Lobby.

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Oct
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Robert K. Musil to Speak on Rachel Carson and Her Sisters

  • Poe Room, Enoch Pratt Free Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In his new book, Rachel Carson and Her Sisters, Robert K. Musil, former PSR President and President of the Rachel Carson Council, redefines the achievements and legacy of Carson, linking her work to a wide network of American women activists and writers. Come join the author for a discussion of Rachel Carson's lasting legacy.

Central Library, Poe Room 400 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201

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Oct
15
11:30am11:30am

Air Quality and Emission Inventories in Baltimore: A Hands-On Workshop

 

Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society

Air Quality and Emission Inventories in Baltimore: A Hands-On Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015                       

Time: 11:30-2:30 pm

Where: MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, Osler Hall, 1221 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21201                                                              

Register at http://tinyurl.com/02c03qm or by emailing twhitehouse@psr.org

BRING YOUR LAPTOP!

Workshop details and agenda here

For further information contact Tim Whitehouse at 240-246-4492 or twhitehouse@psr.org     

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