Saturday, April 22, 2017
Location: Congress Parkway & Michigan Avenue (March entrance)
The March for Science Chicago was inspired by threats to the validity of scientific data, to the role of scientific organizations in policy making, and to the spirit of science as a means to learn about our world. It joins those who have called attention to the troubling trend of disconnect between public policy and valid scientific methods. It amplifies the call for a closer and more representative relationship between the scientific community and the public it serves.
The March for Science Chicago seeks to promote independent, ethical and open scientific inquiry, encourage the diversity of Chicago’s local science culture, cultivate civic engagement in science, support excellence in education, and build a better narrative in science communication.
That all sounds relevant to our interests, so we’re gathering fellow skeptics and critical thinkers to march for science together. More details to come; help us pick a good spot to meet in the comments below. (Maybe we’ll do a sign-making party too? Who knows!)
SCIENCE EXPO: 12-3pm
Don’t forget to register for the March here: http://bit.ly/2o8rbfH
If you’re the type to wear your science on your sleeve (or mug, or tote bag), you can buy March for Science Chicago gear!
And if you’re feeling generous, you can support the March for Science Chicago with a donation.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Take the CTA and save parking money and the planet!
The entrance to the March for Science will be at Congress Parkway near Michigan Avenue. (map: https://goo.gl/maps/fuvHsrheh5R2) We’ll march along Columbus down to Museum Campus!
The pre-march rally will be on Columbus near Jackson; Jackson is closed to pedestrian traffic so enter at Congress.