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The Sacramento Press Club is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists through college scholarships. In addition, the Sacramento Press Club is committed to informing and educating its members and the public through monthly luncheons featuring news makers from throughout the nation.

  • Luncheon: November 4, 2019 - A Conversation with the Surgeon General of California Dr. Nadine Burke Harris 


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November 4, 2019 Luncheon: A Conversation with the Surgeon General of California Dr. Nadine Burke Harris 

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a national leader in pediatric medicine, was named by Gov. Gavin Newsom as California’s first-ever surgeon general soon after he took office. In her role as surgeon general, Dr. Burke Harris has been making national news with her advocacy to policymakers to consider the social determinants of health, especially for children. She is focused on combating the root causes of serious health conditions — like adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress — and using the platform of surgeon general to reach young families across the state.

As a pediatrician, entrepreneur and nonprofit CEO, Dr. Burke Harris has dedicated her professional career to understanding the link between adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in children, and the effect both have on future health outcomes. She is the founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) – a national leader in the effort to advance pediatric medicine, raise public awareness and transform the way society responds to children exposed to adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress. She leads the Bay Area Research Consortium on Toxic Stress and Health, a partnership between CYW and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, to advance scientific screening and treatment of toxic stress. She serves as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Advisory Board for Screening and on a committee for the National Academy of Medicine. She is an expert adviser on the Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force, a former member of the Boys and Men of Color Trauma Advisory Committee and a former appointee by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom to the San Francisco Citizens’ Committee for Community Development.

Sophia Bollag of The Sacramento Bee will lead the conversation with Dr. Burke Harris, focusing on her work in the Newsom administration and health issues facing California.

When: November 4, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Building Trades Council, 1231 I Street, Sacramento
Price: $29/members, $40/non-members

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October 24, 2019 Book Club: Donald Trump, Television and the Fracturing of America, with The New York Times' James Poniewozik

The Sacramento Press Club is delighted to welcome The New York Times chief television critic, James Poniewozik, for a discussion about one of the year’s most talked about books, “Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television and The Fracturing of America.”

The New York Times: “Poniewozik brings a new microscope with which to analyze the drug-resistant bacterium that is our president.”

The New Yorker: “This book is a fine guide to the historic horror show, now screening everywhere, courtesy of the White House pool feed.”

The Washington Post: “Trump took advantage of other people and companies’ willingness to look past the phony aspects of his personal brand. He wasn’t really a billionaire, but he played one effectively enough to remain one in the public imagination, the book posits.”

Press Club members will get a 20% discount on the purchase price, courtesy of Avid Reader, Sacramento.

When: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Where: Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento
Price: Free

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