PSR-LA’s October conference on Iraq was the last in a long season of events. Martha Dina Arguello helped coordinate the May 6 World Asthma Day in Los Angeles — a day of action to unite children, adults, and advocates working to combat asthma in Southern California. On June 10, PSR-LA hosted our groundbreaking new military tour (see page 7). On June 25, PSR-LA supported the Program for Torture Victim’s presentation on physicians and torture. Held at Barnsdall Park auditorium, Steven Miles M.D. spoke on medical ethics and international law.
From September 24 through October 1, PSR-LA was among the more than 70 environmental justice, social justice, public health, human rights, and workers’ rights groups that came together to make the unprecedented national Environmental Justice for All Tour a reality. Martha Dina Arguello coordinated the West Coast leg, which included tours of communities from West Oakland south to Calexico.
On September 25, at the offices of the Metropolitan Water District, PSR-LA hosted a landmark workshop on the health impacts of recycled water. Over fifty regulators and environmentalists attended.
In early October, PSR-LA hosted Dr. Helen Caldicott and screened the film, “Helen’s War,” at the Laemmle Theaters in Santa Monica.