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. We are working to schedule the March for Science on DC and at satellite marches around the world. We're excited to share #ScienceMarch details 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.

Twitter: @ScienceMarchDC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marchforscience
Get Email Updates
To help: https://goo.gl/forms/zAdY02dBEz3Ykii42
General Questions: scientistsmarchonwashington@gmail.com
Press Inquiries: press.marchforscience@gmail.com
Questions about Sister Marches: marches.marchforscience@gmail.com

Who can participate:


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

Diversity


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. We hear you, and thank you for your criticism. At the March for Science, we are committed to centralizing, highlighting, standing in solidarity with, and acting as accomplices 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.

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! https://goo.gl/forms/zAdY02dBEz3Ykii42 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.