REMINDER: March for Science on Saturday

Just a reminder that the March for Science is taking place at the state Capitol on Saturday at 1 p.m.

From the event’s Facebook page:

SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE

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. The 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 are a rally type protest. We will not be holding an actual march through the street. Simply gather on the lawn of the Capitol Building at 1pm on Earth Day April 22, 2017

Our speakers begin at 1pm. After our speakers, stay for our scientist “teach-ins”, kid’s science activities, a native species exhibit, Ally Organization information booths, and science themed performers.

For more info on our speakers, kid’s corner w/ live animals and experiments ;), Partner Orgs and performers please visit:misciencemarch.org

Featured speakers will include:

  • Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Michigan gubernatorial candidate and former Detroit health chief
  • Dr. Laura Vosejpka, Kettering University Dean of the College of Sciences and Liberal Arts
  • Dwight Washington Ph.D., Clinton County Commissioner who holds a doctorate from the Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation, and Resource Studies from Michigan State University
  • Jennifer Beahan, director of the pro-science nonprofit organization CFI-Michigan
  • Kevin Elliott, Ph.D., associate professor at Michigan State University who specializes in the study of ethics and values in scientific research
  • Alec Findlay, political organizer and March for Science organizing committee member
  • Madison Hall, Ph.D., candidate at Michigan State University whose research focuses on polar bears

 

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