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 14, 2018 in downtown Redding to show your support for evidence-based policy, scientific endeavors, and the importance of science education. Please join us!

11:00 am: Gather at City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave, Redding, CA 96001 for a rally and opening remarks.

11:30 am: March begins. The march route is approximately 1 mile long and will begin and end at City Hall.

2:00 pm: Event ends, but the work begins! Time to call or write your political representatives and engage them on the issues at hand- how will they support science moving forward? what will they do to improve science education? Let them know you’re a voter and you care!

T-SHIRTS and HOODIES! Looking for a unique wardrobe upgrade? Grab one of our awesome t-shirts or hoodies featuring the March for Science atom logo and Redding’s own Sundial Bridge! Proceeds support the March for Science, Redding event and local organizations working to improve science education, including the Schreder Planetarium. Click here to order.

SIGN MAKING PARTIES! We have two sign making events planned. Our first will be held Saturday, April 7 from 3-5pm for a sign making extravaganza! We’ll meet at the First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding. Our second sign making event will be held Tuesday, April 10 from 5-7pm at the same location. Plenty of tables and chairs are available, so please bring your friends and family. We’ll have some supplies available but please bring whatever have as well.

Donations- donations are always welcome. We have set up a Go Fund Me page for donations. Our event is organized through volunteer effort and all proceeds will be used to cover the costs of putting on the event (insurance, sign making supplies, advertising, etc.) and any additional proceeds will be passed along to local organizations working to improve science education, including the Schreder Planetarium in Redding. Thank you for helping make this event such a success!

Parking– parking is available at the event.

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 14, 2018, 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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