Toronto March for Science
The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by 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 and urgent 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 speaker list will be available as we have more details.
11am : gather at Nathan Phillips Square, introduction, and march!
12pm : arrive at Queen's Park
12pm - 1pm : speakers and rally at Queen's Park
We will start at Nathan Phillips Square, march to Bay St., go north on Bay to College, head west on College, and finish by heading north into Queen's Park.
Here's a map: http://tinyurl.com/sciencemarchto-map
We aim to keep this an accessible march, however we have a very limited budget. If you feel you will be unable to complete the march with us, we encourage you to meet us at Queen's Park for the rally portion of the event! We will also be working to live-stream the event for remote participants.
Support the March!
To help cover expenses, such as insurance and equipment rentals, we have t-shirts available for sale through Tees for the People:
All funds raised will go towards March expenses, with any remaining funding to be donated to local charities promoting science in Canada.