In a little over two weeks, scientists and science advocates are planning to flood the streets of 480 cities around the globe. They’ll stand up for science, but March for Science organizers want to make sure they don’t go back to sitting down after that.
On Monday, the organizers revealed they plan to keep organizing for science after the April 22 march as they attempt to kickstart a new social movement.
“The march isn’t going to change anything unless we keep it going after April 22,” Caroline Weinberg, one of the March for Science organizers, said. “After April 22, we’re transitioning from organizing marches to a global organization focused on science education, outreach and advocacy.”
That transition will start on the day of the march. A rally prior to the main march in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall will include 18 teach-ins on science and how it benefits people directly. And after the placards are sorted and recycled, organizers plan to hold a week of activities to solidify next steps to keep momentum going.
The small organizing committee has enlisted the support of more than 170 partner organizations who