Join us in Melbourne on April 22nd to champion science as a pillar of human prosperity! This will be huge - invite everyone to come - yes, everyone!
DETAILS: https://marchforscienceaustralia.org/melbourne (https://marchforscienceaustralia.org/melbourne/)
WHEN: EARTH DAY, 22nd April 2017
WHERE: Melbourne (Schedule & Location TBA)
WHY: Among other things, a global event bringing together people from all walks of life who believe we need more evidence and reason in our political process.
"The March for Science champions publicly 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 policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest."
The global mission statement is as follows: "THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE CHAMPIONS PUBLICLY 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 POLICYMAKERS TO ENACT EVIDENCE-BASED POLICIES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST."
SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE
Recent world events have inspired us to march in our cities to ask our leaders to use science to make decisions through evidence, not ignorance, and to ensure science and scientific literacy is accessible and achievable to all.