This is the home of the Harvard University satellite chapter of the Boston and National March for Science.
SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE
As the Harvard University chapter of the March for Science, we represent students, faculty, staff and affiliates of all disciplines who appreciate the importance of science in society. The Harvard motto, Veritas, represents the truth that science seeks to find. We hope to bring this emphasis on facts and truth to the attention of the current administration.
The March for Science demonstrates our passion for science and sounds a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists. The incredible outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by the support of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
ON APRIL 22, 2017, WE WALK OUT OF THE LAB AND INTO THE STREETS.
Our participation in the march consists of rallies at three separate locations spanning Harvard campuses and affiliated hospitals, including the Cambridge campus, the Longwood campus in Boston, and Massachusetts General Hospital. The rallies feature speakers who will highlight the importance of science to society. Each of these rallies will then march to the main Boston rally on Boston Common at 2 PM to join the broader Boston area community with a strong Harvard presence.
We are people who value science and recognize how science serves. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, 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.
This movement cannot and will not end with a march. We plan for the rally and march to be a catalyst for a more organized movement to stand up for science. To this end, we will have teach-ins, sign-making, and other group-building activities both before and after April 22nd. Please let us know if you are interested in getting involved as an advocate for science at all levels.