Indivisible: Conejo invites you to join us at the March for Science: LA on April 22, 2017. You can can carpool with us from the Oaks Mall, where we'll meet in front of JC Penney at 8 a.m., to the North Hollywood Metro station; then we'll take the Metro to Pershing Square. Or you can meet up with our group of marchers in LA at The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring Street, at 9:45 a.m. Please RSVP above either way - and we look forward to seeing you there.
The march begins at 11 a.m. We hope to be there for the speakers at 10 a.m. There is also a Science Expo in Pershing Square at 9 a.m. that you're welcome to enjoy.
At our destination - City Hall - there will be a "Call to Action." This second group of speakers will begin at noon. At the end of their speeches, marchers are welcomed to return to the Expo and help pick up litter on their way back.
ABOUT THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE
From the organizers: The March for Science Los Angeles will take place on April 22, 2017 (Earth Day), with a Science Exposition beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Pershing Square Park in downtown Los Angeles. At 11 a.m., marchers will then make their way to City Hall. So far, over 13,000 people have pledged to march, while nearly 50,000 others have expressed their interest in participating. These numbers include scientists, educators, students, advocates, and community leaders. They will unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call on policymakers to champion and fund science that upholds the common good and to advocate for evidence-based policies in the public interest at the local, state, and national levels.
The March is one of over 300 independent satellite marches of the national March for Science in Washington, DC, happening the same day. While sharing the broad goals the national March, the March for Science Los Angeles further asserts that the ample and diverse assemblage of scientists in Southern California is an important driver of its economic growth, a protector of its resources, and a boon to the health of its citizens.
The organizers of March for Science Los Angeles are a team of over 50 dedicated volunteers with diverse backgrounds and expertise—from organic chemistry to business management. The organizers cite the increasing mistrust of science, disregard of evidence in decision-making, and emergent lack of transparency in federally-funded research communications as the impetus for planning the March.
March for Science Los Angeles celebrates the crucial roles science plays in driving our economic growth, preserving our environment, and protecting the health of our citizens. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for policymakers to champion and fund science that upholds the common good and to advocate for evidence-based policies in the public interest at the local, state, and national levels.