2 Major Marches in April

The March for Science will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 (Earth Day) in 428 spots around the world.

The goal of the march itself is to highlight the valuable public service role science plays in society and policy and demonstrate the deep public support for science. The March for Science movement has goals that extend long past gathering a crowd on April 22.  As a lasting national organization, we will encourage marchers to uphold our shared values and take specific actions, including strengthening the bonds between scientists and the public, engaging in ongoing science education, fighting discrimination in our own institutions and our communities, and insisting their legislators propose and enact evidence based policies.

March locations include Bethlehem (1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Payrow Plaza), Doylestown (noon – 2 p.m. starting at Starbucks, 10 N. Main Street),  Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

In Philadelphia:

Folks will assemble at 10:00 a.m. on the south side of City Hall (Juniper Street). The March will kick-off promptly at 11:00 a.m. and will go down Market street to Front street, Front street to Chestnut street and then over Chestnut street to Penn’s Landing – Great Plaza Entertainment will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the March for Science PHL speakers will begin at 12 noon. The event will end by 2 p.m.),

In Washington DC :

Participants can begin congregating at the National Mall at 8 AM. Our event will kick off at 9 AM with a teach-in and rally and end with a march through the streets of DC. Co-hosted with the Earth Day Network, the rally will be a call for politicians to implement science based policies, as well as a public celebration of science and the enormous public service it provides in our democracy, our economy, and in all our daily lives.

The rally will feature main stage speakers and several large teach-in tents around the Mall where scientists, educators, and leaders from a wide variety of disciplines will discuss their work, effective science communication strategies, and training in public advocacy.

The following week, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, the People’s Climate Movement is organizing to March for climate, jobs, and justice to mark the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, focused on standing up for social, economic, and climate justice to be held in Washington, D.C.

On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will be in the streets of Washington D.C. to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.

(They) are still confirming final details on exact march route and meeting locations, but it will be in the vicinity of the White House, Mall, and Capital — all highly accessible areas of Washington D.C.

I have heard of at least one bus trip going from our area down to the D.C. March on April 29th – Call Joan Rosiak at 215 234 9138 ASAP if you want to find out if there are any $40 seats left – there MAY still be room.

One thought on “2 Major Marches in April

  1. Are you interested information about those Hate Has No Home Here signs for this group?

    I have been heartened to see a bunch more of them lately, in addition to yours, mine, and your parents! Another on 663, one on the corner of 3rd and Seminary in EG, one in Red Hill, one in Sumneytown, one in Quakertown.

    I checked with the woman who was last getting them printed, and she said she has about 7 or 8 more she would like to get rid of. I also recall that somewhere in the past, I read about a link that people could download that would give them the file to take to a print shop and get their own order printed.

    I am not sure what your priorities are in this particular endeavor, but if you want me to gather a few more details, let me know.



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