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Oregon PSR works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival.

We are an organization of health professionals and public health advocates working collaboratively with community partners to educate and advocate for societal and policy change that protects human health at the local, state, national, and international level. We seek a healthy, just, and peaceful world for present and future generations.

Our current work focuses on the following program areas:

Peace & Nuclear Disarmament    Healthy Climate    Ending Nuclear Power    Environmental Health

 

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Oregon PSR works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival by striving to end the nuclear threat, advance environmental health, protect our climate and promote peace.

Oregon PSR is an organization of health professionals and public health advocates working collaboratively with community partners to educate and advocate for societal and policy change that protects human health at the local, state, national and international level.

We seek a healthy, just and peaceful world for present and future generations. Our current work involves bringing a scientific and public health perspective to the following issue areas:

•  Promoting Peace and Nuclear Disarmament

•  Protecting Our Climate

•  Ending Nuclear Power

•  Protecting Environmental Health

In all of our work, we value science and education as a basis to empower the community and the individuals' voice for change. We are working for a world where every child can grow up free of violence and environmental damage which affects their well-being. We recognize that diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice are crucial to healthy individuals, vibrant communities, and thriving organizations. We value the energy and skills of all members of our community, and while we try to maximize the power of all our physicians, nurses and other health professionals, we are aware that everyone has a voice and ability to make our world a better one.


Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship

In its tenth consecutive year in 2018, the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship is an opportunity to hear from young Oregonians on some of the most pressing issues of our time. We sponsor this annual writing scholarship in order to encourage Oregon’s youth to consider their leadership role in promoting a more healthy, just, and peaceful world.

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The 2018 question is:

"What would it take to eliminate nuclear weapons in your lifetime?"

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Submissions must be essays, narratives, or poems of 600 words or fewer.

Oregon 11th and 12th grade students are eligible to apply.

1st Place: $1,000
2nd Place: $750
3rd Place: $500

Entries must be received by March 5th, 2018.

Get started with a few resources: 

Documents/readings

UN Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons: July 7, 2017
Status of World Nuclear Forces - Federation of American Scientists
A Brief History of Nuclear Weapons States - The Asia Society

Websites

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, especially their Nuclear Weapons Timeline
Nobel Prize information on Nuclear Weapons
Learn about Nuclear Weapons (Swedish Physicians against Nuclear Weapons)
Union of Concerned Scientists- Nuclear Weapons  
Alliance for Nuclear Accountability
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The Ploughshares Fund
Reaching Critical Will (WILPF)

Download the scholarship flier and help us spread the word.

View the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship archives to read entries from previous years.

Events:

Sunday, December 03, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Oregon AFL-CIO office in Portland, OR

Your income shouldn’t determine whether you can visit a doctor or nurse, or get medicine when you’re sick. Measure 101 protects healthcare for vulnerable Oregonians, including seniors, people with disabilities, and 400,000 children. Join the Yes for Healthcare team for our Portland Campaign Kick-Off to help make sure every voter knows to vote YES on Measure 101 on January 23rd.

Snacks and a rally from 12:00-1:00 PM, and then we'll hit the streets to do some door-knocking! Bring your rain boots and umbrella. 



Supporters of Measure 101 of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are welcome to attend.

RSVP to attend.

 
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 02:00 PM · 4 rsvps

Celebration of ICAN Nobel Peace Prize & Chuck Johnson

 

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You're invited to our year-end party in Portland on Sunday, December 10th from 2:00 until 5:00 PM to celebrate Oregon PSR's achievements in 2017 and to look ahead to another year of promoting peace, advocating for safe and renewable energy, and protecting the health of our communities, our environment, and our climate.

Contact us

Sean Tenney
Associate Director
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
1020 SW Taylor Street, Suite 275