Oregon PSR’s Peace Program organizes health professionals and public health advocates to reframe war, militarism, violence, and racism as interconnected public health crises. Working with our community partners, we influence public opinion and key decision-makers to promote systemic change that prioritizes health, justice, and peace.
Our Peace Program works for nuclear weapons disarmament, encourages Oregon's youth to consider their role in creating a peaceful future through our annual Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, coordinates the annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki anniversary memorial event in Portland, advocates for legislation to prevent gun violence, supports the growing movement for racial justice and opposes racist and anti-immigrant public policies, and brings the voice of medicine and public health to peace issues.
There are many opportunities for involvement in Oregon PSR's Peace Program. To learn more, including how to join our Peace Work Group, contact Kelly Campbell, Oregon PSR Executive Director.