March for Science 2017

March for Science is a worldwide series of rallies and events scheduled for 22 April 2017.

Coinciding with Earth Day, March for Science rallies are set to take place across the United States and many countries, including Australia.

At this stage events are planned for Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Townsville and Launceston.

All CSIRO Staff Association members, friends and supporters are encouraged to attend. If you would like to get involved in organising the Staff Association contingent at your local event, please email lachlan.mcspedden@cpsu.org.au with your contact details.

Adelaide Saturday 22 April Time and Venue TBC
Brisbane Saturday 22 April 11-2pm Redcliffe Place to Speakers Corner
Cairns Saturday 22 April 4-6pm Venue TBC
Canberra Saturday 22 April Time and Venue TBC
Hobart Saturday 22 April Time and Venue TBC
Melbourne Saturday 22 April 1-4pm State Library of Victoria
Perth Saturday 22 April 11am Forrest Place
Sydney Saturday 22 April 12-2.30pm Martin Place
Townsville Saturday 22 April Time and Venue TBC
Launceston Saturday 22 April Time and Venue TBC

Mission

“The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.”

“People who value science have remained silent for far too long in the face of policies that ignore scientific evidence and endanger both human life and the future of our world. New policies threaten to further restrict scientists’ ability to research and communicate their findings. We face a possible future where people not only ignore scientific evidence, but seek to eliminate it entirely. Staying silent is a luxury that we can no longer afford. We must stand together and support science.”

“At its core, science is a tool for seeking answers. It can and should influence policy and guide our long-term decision-making.”

“The March for Science champions and defends science and scientific integrity, but it is a small step in the process toward encouraging the application of science in policy. We understand that the most effective way to protect science is to encourage the public to value and invest in it.”

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