Just like protesters who have taken to the streets and airports -- for the Women's March and against the #MuslimBan -- scientists are planning to march. The national organizing group behind the March for Science in Washington announced in a tweet that they will rally on April 22 -- Earth Day. Our first Rutgers AAUP-AFT organizing meeting for the march is Weds., Feb. 15, 5pm, 11 Stone St. off College Ave. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More info coming soon!
Twitter has more information so far
Theme: Science, Not Silence
March for Science is an effort comprised of dozens of independent, nonpartisan coordinators. Recent rhetoric has inspired us to march on Washington D.C. and in Satellite Marches across the country. The mission is as follows:
THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE CHAMPIONS PUBLICLY 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 POLICYMAKERS TO ENACT EVIDENCE-BASED POLICIES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.
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.
Intersectionality is a key component of our union organizing. International scientific research has taken a massive hit with Trump's Travel Ban targeting people from certain majority-Muslim countries. Muslims are scientists, too! Women are scientists, too!