More than 25,000 marchers filled the streets of Seattle last year, along with countless others in over 500 marches all over the world. This year, the world will be Marching for Science again on April 14th!
This amazing show of support for the value of science in society wouldn’t be possible without volunteers to assist in the planning, execution, and cleanup, and there are many ways that you can help – big jobs and small ones, long commitments and short ones, at home and out in the community. If you are interested, please fill out this simple form (found at bit.ly/marchforsciencevolunteers) so that we can get in touch with you.
One of the main aims of the Seattle March for Science is to serve as a hub to link scientists to the community and act as a platform for them to voice their concerns and get engaged. Likewise, as part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and accessibility in science, we want to use the MfS platform to amplify underrepresented voices in science and in our community. We know that scientific institutions have a long history of systemic bias, but it is our aim through this movement to reflect how we want the scientific community to look: one that champions and empowers people of all abilities, ethnicities, genders, and sexualities.
The March for Science - Seattle is committed to building and sustaining a movement, and we hope you will join us as we work to champion the role of science in society. We welcome and encourage any suggestions from anyone who can think of ways that we can be better. Do not hesitate to contact us if we can answer questions, and please feel free to share this with your groups and/or networks.
The March for Science – Seattle’s mission is to:
- champion robustly funded and publicly communicated science and evidence-based policy as a pillar of human freedom, prosperity, and posterity.
- promote and defend evidence-based education for STEM disciplines.
- support policies and actions that promote the healing and longevity of our planet for future generations.
- serve as a hub for amplifying the voices and concerns of scientists, and advocate for underrepresented voices in science and in our community.
- promote inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility and support policies that benefit the well-being and protection of all.