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Diversity and Inclusion Principles

The March for Science strongly supports diversity, inclusion and equality in science.


Diversity in Science

  • Scientists and people who care about science are an intersectional group, embodying a diverse range of races, (a)sexual orientations, (a)gender identities, abilities, religions, ages, urban/rural backgrounds, and socioeconomic and immigration statuses. We come together under a shared passion to pursue and share knowledge.

  • We, the march organizers, come from and stand in solidarity with historically underrepresented scientists and science advocates.


Inclusion in Science

  • We practice better science and better serve both American and global citizens when we build and sustain an open scientific community that celebrates and includes people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

  • We acknowledge that institutions in science often fail to include and value the contributions of scientists from underrepresented groups and that scientific endeavors historically have been used to harm and oppress marginalized communities.

  • We work to address these concerns and advocate for equal access to science education and careers in science.


Broader implications

  • Issues of equality in society at large are issues of ethical concern. When evidence-based science and policy are ignored, marginalized communities are differentially and disproportionately impacted.