Saturday, January 21, 2017

What is the March for Science?

Welcome! Thank you for visiting the March for Science website. We are currently under construction.

We want to thank you all for your incredible outpouring of support for this march. We are working to schedule a March for Science on DC and at satellite marches around the world. We're excited to share #ScienceMarch info with you soon!
Although this will start with a march, we hope to use this as a starting point to take a stand for science in politics. Slashing funding and restricting scientists from communicating their findings (from tax-funded research!) with the public is absurd and cannot be allowed to stand as policy. This is a non-partisan issue that reaches far beyond people in the STEM fields and should concern anyone who values empirical research and science.

Please bear with us as pull together our mission statement and further details. Many more updates to come on next week.

Twitter: @ScienceMarchDC
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To help:

Who can participate:

Anyone who values science. That's it. That's the only requirement.

We are taking seriously the many important criticisms regarding (lack of) diversity on social media
stating that for this march to be meaningful, we must centralize diversity of the march's organizers
(both in leadership positions and at all levels of planning), speakers, and issues addressed as a
principal objective for the march. We hear you, we thank you for your criticism. In the March for Science, we are committed to
centralizing, highlighting, standing in solidarity with, and acting as accomplices with black, Latinx,
API, indigenous, Muslim, Jewish, women, people with disabilities, poor, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer,
trans, non-binary, agender, and intersex scientists and science advocates. We recognize that many issues about which scientists as a group have largely remained silent -
attacks on black & brown lives, oil pipelines through indigenous lands, sexual harassment and assault,
ADA access in our communities, immigration policy, lack of clean water in several cities across
the country, poverty wages, LGBTQIA rights, and mass shootings are scientific issues.
Science has historically - and generally continues to support discrimination.
In order to move forwardIn order to move forward as a scientific community, we must address
and actively work to unlearn our problematic past and present, to make science available to everyone.
Oppression against our most marginalized scientists and science advocates affects one's ability to
study our world, conserve our planet, have scientific careers and advance to senior positions, and
ultimately to produce good science and scientific communities worth being a part of. We recognize, too, that recent issues about which many scientists have voiced concern - gag
orders for gov't science agencies, funding freezes, & policy changes blocking action on climate
change - will differently and disproportionately affect minority scientists, science advocates, and
global communities. Addressing this is imperative in understanding how recent issues will affect all
of us - and not simply those most privileged among us.

How can I help?
If you would like to participate in planning the march, please fill out this google form and we will get in touch! and please let us know how you can help.

How can I donate?
You can’t, yet. We’re working on figuring out a legal framework that will allow you to donate.

When will it be?
The date will be announced as soon as it is available.

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