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March for Science NYC 2018


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In 2017, more than one million people around the world gathered to defend science for the common good and its role in policy and society. Since then, science has continued to face increasing threats at the federal, state, and local levels.

But science will not be silenced - and it’s time to unite again. This year, let’s come together to send a message: we will hold policy makers responsible for enacting equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all communities.

We march for many reasons, but unite to defend science — because science belongs to us all.

Meet us at Washington Square Park from 9 AM to noon to rally with scientists and friends before our march down Broadway to Liberty Street. We'll have speakers, live music, and tents for science outreach and political advocacy groups.

From 9AM we will have a teach-in featuring posters from local academic institutions, interactive activities, and political advocacy groups.

At 10 AM, we will begin speeches and performances hosted by our two emcees, Dr. Jin Montclare of NYU and Dr. Vincent Racaniello of Columbia University.

Andrew Hamilton, President, New York University; Chemist

Elodie Ghedin, Professor of Biology and Genomics, and Global Public Health, Director of the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, NYU

Paul Gallay, Executive Director, Hudson Riverkeeper

Laurie Garrett, Consultant, journalist, Council on Foreign Relations
Nancy Connell, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Dept Medicine, NJ Medical School of Rutgers University

Yasmin Hurd, Ward-Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience and the Director of the Center for Addictive Disorders within the Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System, ISMMS

Wei Ji Ma, Associate Professor, CNS & Psychology, NYU, Scientist Action & Advocacy Network

Beverly Watkins, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health in Social Epidemiology and in Public Health Policy and Management, College of Global Public Health, NYU

Susan Perkins, Curator, Molecular Systems, AMNH, and Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School

Lee Bitsóí, Chief Diversity Officer, Stony Brook University,Critical ethnographer and bioethicist, Chair for the Native American Affairs Committee for the SACNAS

Edgardo Sanabria-Valentín, Director of the Program for Research Initiatives in Science & Math at John Jay College. Founding member of the NYC-Minority Graduate Student Network and The Leadership Alliance Alumni Association.

Bill Ulfelder, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy

Lauren Kurtz, Attorney, Climate Defense Fund