The #MarchForScience is in the top 5 of largest protests in American history, along with the Women's March & March for our Lives. Rachel Jean-Pierre and Rebecca Woodmass, co-directors for Lesbians Who Tech Montreal, will give a keynote on inclusion in STEM at march end.
March for Science is a non-partisan, grassroots movement that celebrates the contribution of Science to society and humanity. We call for public policy to be based on scientific evidence, not on ideologies. March for Science Montreal is the initiative of researchers, teachers, science communicators and students.
On April 14th, 2018, communities from coast to coast will come together to celebrate science in Canada as part of the international “March for Science” movement. In Montréal March for Science/Marche pour la science and Evidence for Democracy are co-hosting this year’s march, which begins at Place Émile-Gamelin:
11:30 am: Gather at Place Émile-Gamelin
12:00 pm Noon: March begins, destination Place du Canada
1:30 pm: Speakers
The theme: Science isn’t just for scientists! (Science is for EVERYONE!)
This year we will celebrate, encourage, and work towards science that is for everyone. Science impacts all of us - by protecting our health and our environment, and providing us with facts and evidence to hold our governments accountable. When scientists, whether at home or abroad, are silenced, we all suffer. When knowledge generation is underfunded or suppressed, our communities and democracies suffer. We also recognize that the benefits of science, and the opportunities to do science, are not accessible to everyone. Scientists and scientific institutions need to do better to ensure the voices of marginalized groups are amplified, and that actionable steps are taken to increase diversity within the research community.