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April 22nd 2017

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The Responsible Application of Science to Government

The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.

ON APRIL 22, 2017, WE WALK OUT OF THE LAB AND INTO THE STREETS.

We are scientists and science enthusiasts. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, and all nationalities. Our diversity is our greatest strength: a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process. What unites us is a love of science, and an insatiable curiosity. We all recognize that science is everywhere and affects everyone.

Science is often an arduous process, but it is also thrilling. A universal human curiosity and dogged persistence is the greatest hope for the future. This movement cannot and will not end with a march. Our plans for policy change and community outreach will start with marches worldwide and a teach-in at the National Mall, but it is imperative that we continue to celebrate and defend science at all levels – from local schools to federal agencies – throughout the world.

Who can participate?

Anyone who believes in the importance of evidence-based decisions. Anyone who is concerned/appalled/outraged/anxious/stupefied by the new administration’s denial of scientific facts and censorship of the scientific community.This march is for teachers, parents, students, engineers, nurses, bus drivers, baristas, musicians, poets, mechanics, park rangers, and anyone else who obeys the Universal Law of Gravitation. And, like gravity, it doesn’t matter what color your skin is, what genitalia you own, what god you pray to, or how much money you have. We are here to show our support for critical thinking!

How can I help?
Join the Facebook group. Like the page. Follow the march on Twitter and Instagram. More information on how you can help will be coming soon!

When will it be?
The march will be on April 22nd at 9AM.

Isn’t science apolitical?
Yes. The march is non-partisan, but it is absolutely intended to have an impact on policy makers.

Diversity Statement

In the past days, scientists have voiced concern over many issues – gag orders for government science agencies, funding freezes, and reversing science based policies. We recognize that these changes will differently and disproportionately affect minority scientists, science advocates, and the global communities impacted by these changes in American policies. Addressing these issues is imperative in understanding how recent developments will affect all people – not simply the most privileged among us. We take seriously your concerns that for this march to be meaningful, we must centralize diversity of the march’s organizers at all levels of planning. Diversity must also be reflected in the march itself–both through the mission statement and those who participate.

At the March for Science, we are committed to highlighting, standing in solidarity with, and acting as allies with black, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander, indigenous, non-Christian, women, people with disabilities, poor, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans, non-binary, agender, and intersex scientists and science advocates. We must work to make science available to everyone and encouraging individuals of all backgrounds to pursue science careers, especially in advanced degrees and positions. A diverse group of scientists produces increasingly diverse research, which broadens, strengthens, and enriches scientific inquiry, and therefore, our understanding of the world.

Accessibility

All scientists and science allies are welcome at the march for science, and we are working to make the March for Science Nashville accessible to everyone. Please stay tuned for more information on accessibility and how you can request accommodation for your needs.

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Some content of this website is adapted from the national March for Science website and from posts in the Facebook group.

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

Carl Sagan

"The important thing is to never stop questioning"

Albert Einstein

Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think.

Jacon Bronowski