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March for Science
April 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
On Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day), there will be an international celebration and marches in support of science. The largest will be in Washington, but there are over 500 satellite marches planned worldwide. The Tallahassee March will gather at Anita Favors Thompson Plaza (124 W. Van Buren) at 11am and proceed from there to the Capitol (flyer attached).
Increasingly, we are being asked to question the value and validity of scientific inquiry, particularly in policy-making. This March is part of an effort to bring focus to this issue.
It will be a celebration of all of the sciences as a fundamental part of what protects the health and safety of our communities, forms the basis of our economy and promotes healthy industry, educates our children, and keeps us looking towards a bright and sustainable future.
According to its mission statement, “The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.” Here’s a link to the main webpage:
The March has been endorsed by over 125 scientific societies, teachers’ organizations and other groups,most of whom include nonpartisanship in their mission statements. That list is expanding every day. You can find the list here:
This is an opportunity for everyone to consider their own position on this issue and to make a statement if so moved. It will endorse what many of us do what we do all day.