Rally to #StandUpForScience in Boston

February 19, 2017 - 12:00 AM to 1:30 PM EST
Copley Square, 560 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 Boylston Street 560 02116 Boston
Event Type:
Vigil or Solidarity Activity
32 persons are going

#StandUpForScience: Join scientists, allies and impacted communities at a rally in Boston, Massachusetts while thousands of scientists will be in town for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual conference — the first one since anti-science forces and climate deniers have taken office.

From the muzzling of scientists and government agencies, to the immigration ban, the deletion of scientific data, and the de-funding of public science, the erosion of our institutions of science is a dangerous direction for our country. Real people and communities bear the brunt of these actions.

Join scientists and community members to affirm:

- Science must serve the interests of all people, not just those in power. 

- We must support publicly funded and publicly communicated science

- We must protect scientific integrity in policymaking.

- We must protect government scientists from censorship or suppression.

- We must keep scientific data that can benefit the health of our communities and environment open and accessible to the public 

- A diverse group of scientists produces increasingly diverse research, which broadens, strengthens, and enriches scientific inquiry, and therefore, our understanding of the world

- Climate change is real, human caused, and an urgent threat. We must support climate science research and evidence-based policy aimed at mitigating climate change and addressing its impacts.

This is about freedom of inquiry and the future of evidence-based policy in the public interest. It's about the disproportionate impacts on communities of color and low-income communities. It’s about the impacts of the discriminatory travel ban. It’s about speaking truth to power.

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