March for Science

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March for Science is a progressive advocacy organization, focused on securing taxpayer money for various initiatives. From their website:[1] "We hold the scientific community accountable for ensuring that science is diverse, inclusive, and accessible to all."

The Washington DC Event was co-organized by Earth Day Network and produced by Peter Shapiro and Jon Dindas.

"Millions" of people attended the 2017 March for Science. The 2018 March for Science had an extremely limited audience, despite a massive social media presence.[2]

History

From their website:[3] "The origin of the March for Science traces back to the morning of January 24th, 2017, when several independent conversations about a scientists’ march on Washington converged on social media. Hours later, the 'scientists’ march” had become the March for Science.

ScienceMag reported[4] that the social media users were Caroline Weinberg, Jonathan Berman, a postdoctoral fellow researching hypertension at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio; and Valorie Aquino, an anthropology Ph.D. student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

The March for Science website claims that for the march in April 2017, "more than 1 million people in more than 600 locations across all seven continents joined together in the single largest event in support of science in history."

2018 Speakers

2018 March for Science compilation

See video compilation of some of the March for Science speakers in 2018.

Partners

The Partners of the March for Science are listed here:[5]

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