March for Science Event

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March for Science Event

Postby rinn » Sun Apr 16, 18:19 2017

I've never actually been to a march before, but this should be interesting...one of my groups I go to on Meetup plans to go. It quite appropriately begins on Earth Day.

I wanted to make a sign that showed support for women working in the STEM field, since I'm one myself; but I have no idea what to put that wouldn't sound boring. So I was looking for some ideas from witty people like you guys...and was also wondering if anyone else on this forum plans to go! That'd be pretty sweet.

Here's some information on the marching event, taken from their webpage:
NOTE: For some reason, can't collapse the text...so, sorry if this takes up a lot of the page.

The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.

Why
Science, scientists, and evidence-based policymaking are under attack. Budget cuts, censorship of researchers, disappearing datasets, and threats to dismantle government agencies harm us all, putting our health, food, air, water, climate, and jobs at risk. It is time for people who support science to take a public stand and be counted.

What

The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.

How

We are building a broad, nonpartisan, and diverse coalition of organizations and individuals who stand up for science. We are advocating for evidence-based policymaking, science education, research funding, and inclusive and accessible science. All with your support!*

Who
People who value science. Science advocates, science educators, scientists, and concerned citizens. More than 170 partner organizations and counting. And you!

Where
The National Mall in Washington, DC and 425+ satellite marches around the world. For DC, event details here, and info on buses here.

When
April 22nd, 2017. But that’s only the beginning…

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Re: March for Science Event

Postby rowan » Sun Apr 16, 20:49 2017

I've seen lots of good sign ideas, and I know people had sign making events this weekend. Some simple ideas:
Science is Real
Science NOT #AlternativeFacts
Climate Change Is Real
Facts Matter
Evidence Based Policy
$$$ for Fundamental Science
etc.
I've seen some pretty nerdy/mathy ones but honestly I think just simple is better.

I'm also totally for signs like Abortion Is Healthcare on signs that otherwise say science things. MAKE IT POLITICAL because science IS political, has always BEEN political and STFU to anyone who says otherwise, because history disagrees.

I'm not going. It's been a challenge because I think on the one hand it's important but on the other hand I have super not been impressed with the responses to inclusive and diversity, and how awful they've been to WOC and disabled folks in particular. But that's super personal, and I'm all for other people going if they want to. I've been to a bunch of protests already, I think it's important to protest, be seen &c. And it's really fun and energizing and such. So go! Enjoy!
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