March for Science Redding, CA

The Redding, California March for Science welcomes people from all walks of life and warmly invites you to join us on April 22, 2017 in downtown Redding to show your support for evidence-based policy, scientific endeavors and education. Please join us!

We will gather at the south end of the downtown Promenade from 10:00-10:30 and begin the 1.5 mile march at 11am. The march will end at the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival at Civic Center Plaza in front of City Hall. After the march, please stop by our festival booth to learn more about what you can do to support science in our community, our state, and our country.

Here’s a map of the route:

Water- there will be water refill stations at the festival, so please bring reusable water bottles to the march.

Transportation- parking is available in the California Street parking lot. There will be shuttle buses running from City Hall to the downtown RABA bus terminal all day to make it easier to return to your vehicles.

SIGN MAKING PARTY! Please join us Sunday, April 9th from 2:00-3:30 pm at the First Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding CA 96001 in rooms 10-11 to make signs for the march. We’ll have some supplies available, but please bring what art supplies you have as well.

T-SHIRTS! Time to spice up the old wardrobe? Check out our Redding March for Science t-shirts featuring the Sundial Bridge. They look great and are sure to spark some interesting conversations. $20 gets one delivered right to your door. Please order here: https://www.bonfire.com/march-for-science-redding-ca-2017/

Message from the organizers of the national March for Science in Washington, DC:

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 politicization of science, 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.

ON APRIL 22, 2017, WE WALK OUT OF THE LAB AND INTO THE STREETS.

We are scientists and science enthusiasts. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, 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.

 

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