While the reasons to march for science are numerous, recent developments such as the disregard for scientific evidence when dealing with environmental consequences of national policies and potential cuts to research funding make it imperative that our department makes a strong showing at the march(es). We believe that, as scientists, we have social responsibilities, and the march constitutes an important opportunity to reach out to the public and promote the relevance of science to society. 

As a result of this experience, we hope to establish an action group to coordinate future responses to policy challenges. Please join us in marching together in defense of scientific values at the March for Science on Saturday April 22. 
Official Science March Logo
What's Next? Upcoming Topics

Wednesday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m. in the Price Center/ Block Pavilion’s Le Frak Auditorium.
  1. What have we accomplished by marching?
  2. What do we want to accomplish in the next month after the march?
  3. What do we, as a group, want to accomplish beyond the march? Are there specific issues that may be key to getting anything accomplished?
  4. How can we move toward our goal(s)? 
  5. Can we identify the five greatest concerns we have, with regard to science-hating policies that directly affect New Yorkers - in addition to the severe reduction in science funding -- so that we can go to our elected reps to demand they take appropriate action on these issues? (Can we get some clinical folks in to weigh in on this question?)
  6. Are there any other actions we can take to advocate for science?

Images from the March - NYC & DC