Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility Dinner
KBOO is a proud sponsor for the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility's Dinner
Oregon PSR's annual awards dinner, which this year celebrates our 30th anniversary, has been confirmed for Friday, April 15th at the Oregon Zoo. Please mark the date now and plan to help us celebrate!
For the past 30 years, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility has worked to eliminate the gravest threats to human health and survival. This year's dinner, in addition to honoring the high school student winners of the 2011 Greenfield Peace Writing Contest, will look back on our significant achievements over the past three decades while looking forward to our upcoming strategies for creating a healthier and more peaceful world.
We are thrilled to announce that Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Winner for her work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, will be our keynote speaker. Jody has been doing a lot of work recently on nuclear weapons abolition, partnering with our international umbrella group, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).
Jody received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which shared the Peace Prize with her that year. At that time she became the 10th woman in its almost 100-year history to receive the Prize. Like others who’ve seen the ravages of war, she’s an outspoken peace activist who struggles to reclaim the real meaning of peace—a concept which goes far beyond the absence of armed conflict and is defined by human security, not national security. Jody believes that working for peace is not for the faint of heart, but that it requires dogged persistence and a commitment to sustainable peace, built on sustainable development, environmental justice and security, and meeting the basic needs of the majority of people on our planet. You can read more about the work that Jody has been doing.
To purchase your tickets to our 30th Anniversary Dinner, with special early-bird pricing available until February 15th, please go here.