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March for Science – Santa Barbara
April 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Santa Barbara March for Science is on Earth Day! This is a sister march to the Washington DC March for Science.
Speakers will begin at 11:00 am in De La Guerra Plaza.
At 12:00 pm we will march down state street and back up, ending at the Earth Day festival in Alameda park to join in the activities!
“The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.” We also want to emphasize the importance of science and math education in training a globally competitive workforce and the importance of a general scientific understanding in our society.
“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. This is a peaceful demonstration for spreading awareness, voicing concerns, and networking activists.”
“At the March for Science, we are committed to highlighting, standing in solidarity with, and acting as allies 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.”
Bring your signs, your passion, and your lab coats!
Help us fundraise: http://tinyurl.com/jeuldmw
Keep a look out for updates on the official twitter page: https://
Check out http://www.sbearthday.org/ for more details about the Earth Day Festival.