Sunday, February 26, 2017


Civic and Civil science

Linguistic Anthropology


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 scientists and science enthusiasts. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, and all nationalities. Our diversity is our greatest strength: a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process. What unites us is a love of science, and an insatiable curiosity. We all recognize that science is everywhere and affects everyone.
Science is often an arduous process, but it is also thrilling. A universal human curiosity and dogged persistence is the greatest hope for the future. This movement cannot and will not end with a march. Our plans for policy change and community outreach will start with marches worldwide and a teach-in at the National Mall, but it is imperative that we continue to celebrate and defend science at all levels - from local schools to federal agencies - throughout the world.

U.S. science groups endorse March for Science

Here are the groups included on today’s list of formal March for Science partners:

Earth Day Network (co-organizing Washington, D.C., march)
314 Action
500 Women Scientists
American Anthropological Association
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of University Professors
American Geophysical Union
American Society for Cell Biology (about 9000 members)
Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology
Center for Biological Diversity
Cochrane Collaboration
Consortium of Social Science Associations
Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO
Entomological Society of America (about 6000 members)
International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO
League of Extraordinary Scientists
National Center for Science Education
National Coalition of Native American Language Schools and Programs
The Natural History Museum (mobile museum)
New York Academy of Sciences
NextGen Climate America
Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
Science Debate
Sigma Xi (more than 110,000 members)
Society for Conservation Biology North America
Union of Concerned ScientistsShow less

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