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Stand Up for Science Gathering in Boston [Greg Laden's Blog]

Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:55
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(Before It's News)

This is not the April 22 March for Science, but something more local and timed to occur with the American Association for the Advancement of Science meetings in Boston.

From the press release:

Scientists Take to the Streets to “Stand up for Science”

Scientists and impacted communities respond to attacks by anti-science forces and climate deniers in government

BOSTON – On Sunday, February 19, scientists, science advocates, community members, and frontline communities will rally at Boston’s Copley Square to call for increased vigilance to defend science against the barrage of attacks mounted by the Trump administration and Congress. The rally coincides with thousands of scientists gathering in Boston for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, one of the first major convenings of scientists since anti-science forces and climate deniers gained unprecedented power in government.

The rally builds on the growing and historic movement of scientists fighting back against the Trump administration’s efforts to discredit science and climate research and dismantle key scientific institutions within the government. Since the election, hundreds of climate scientists rallied in San Francisco, thousands of scientists have signed open letters, rogue Twitter accounts have sprung up on behalf of governmental agencies, and some scientists may run for elected office. Sunday’s rally is the precursor to the March for Science taking place in DC and in cities around the world this April 22.

WHAT: Rally to Stand up for Science

WHO: AAAS members and community supporters (full speaker list to be announced):

  • Jacquelyn Gill, Ph.D. Asst. Prof. of Paleoecology, Univ. of Maine, Candidate for US Congress (ME-2), 2018; Host, Warm Regards Podcast
  • Kelly L. Fleming, Ph.D. AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow hosted at the US Dept. of Energy, 500 Women Scientists Leadership Board
  • Geoffrey Supran, Ph.D. Science History Post Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University
  • Astrid Caldas, Ph.D. Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • WHERE:

    Copley Square
    560 Boylston St
    Boston, MA 02116


    WHEN:

    Sunday, February 19, 2017
    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET

    WEAR YOUR LAB COAT IF YOU’VE GOT ONE!



    Source: http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2017/02/16/stand-up-for-science-gathering-in-boston/

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