American Sociological Association

ASA is partnering with the March for Science

March 21, 2017

ASA is partnering with the March for Science happening on April 22, 2017, in Washington DC and more than 500 locations around the world.

Mission: The March for Science is a public celebration of science and a reminder of the important role evidence plays in informing public policy. We believe the use of evidence-based research into policy debates is not a partisan concept but rather essential to understanding the world and making the best decisions as a nation.

Let’s show our strength as a scientific discipline.

DC Timeline: We will be hosting breakfast for members the morning of the march between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. in the ASA office. If you are in DC or coming to DC and want to join us, please sign up here. A timeline for events in Washington is below.

  • 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.:  Breakfast at the ASA office (signup form)
  • 9 a.m.:  Teach-ins on the Mall
  • 10 a.m.:  Speakers and rally
  • 2 p.m.:  March along parade route

Signs and Slogans: We have printable signs for you to download and take with you on your march. The signs are emblazoned with slogans chosen from our crowdsourcing effort. Thank you and congratulations to Liz Hoisington, Paula England and . . . @socialscinerd? And the winners are....

  • Good Public Policy Needs Sociology
  • Sociology:  The Science of Us
  • Are Marches Effective? Ask a Sociologist

Download them from here.

Social Media: We encourage sociologists everywhere to join the march in DC or your closest satellite location. Please use the hashtag #March4Sociology and tag the ASA in your social media posts and we will share them. Facebook: AmericanSociologicalAssociation. Twitter: @ASANews

Catalyzing Advocacy for Science & Engineering Workshop: AAAS is hosting the Catalyzing Advocacy for Science & Engineering Workshop on Friday, April 21 at 9 a.m. The workshop is for individuals interested in learning about the role of science in policymaking. Workshop participants will discuss the structure and organization of Congress, the U.S. federal budget and appropriations process, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement that they can carry throughout their careers. Join in person if you are in DC or watch a livestream. Learn more and sign up on the AAAS workshop page.

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