Mission of the March for Science: Champaign-Urbana
The March for Science: Champaign-Urbana is a sister march to the national March for Science in Washington, DC. We march to support ethical research practices in scientific communities. We march to support people that work and participate in and around science communities. We march to support science for the benefit of all people. We march to keep scientific findings available to the public. We march to protect our food, water, environment, and communities through science-backed policy.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Science benefits everyone when we include the diverse voices of people from many backgrounds. We support diversity within all fields of science. We support inclusion in all scientific vocations. We advocate for equity in science education to promote fair opportunities for all. We promote inclusive decision-making so all voices are heard. We promote science-based policies that benefit the Champaign-Urbana community and the greater public beyond.
WHY SCIENCE MATTERS Science has a profound impact on our lives. Science enriches our daily lives with inventions and conveniences. Science has provided us with life-saving medicines. Science helps us understand the world around us. Science lets us detect and respond to the many dangers in our lives. Threats to science and research endanger everyone. We all must defend science from censorship and defunding. We must work together with people of all professions and expertise to guarantee the benefits of science for all people.
CALL TO ACTION We invite our neighbors of all professions and backgrounds to join this march. Together, we can improve our communities. Together, we will show our elected officials that science matters. Together, we will demand policies that protect our communities.
Website content by Angie Isaacs and Elizabeth Sotiropoulos. Flyer artwork by Jennifer Gibas.