On Earth Day, Debra Silbar and friends are dressing up as Mother Nature to march with thousands of others in the March for Science Los Angeles, Saturday April 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., that starts at Pershing Square Park in Downtown LA. This is a “satellite” march in tandem with the National March for Science in Washington D.C. and similar marches happening across the U.S. and around the world that same day.
“It is clear that fact-based science is taking a back seat as big business drives the decisions on policy making,” Silbar says and encourages everyone with a passion for science to join their voices with thousands of others to send a message of their own to support and safeguard the scientific community.
“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 local, state and national levels,” she said, suggesting people come “dressed as a tree, Mother Nature, your favorite scientist, or simply as a concerned citizen exercising your right to free speech.”
The Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains will be coordinating a group of local activists to attend the march. For information: pdsmm.org.
For information on transportation and speakers: http://marchforsciencela.com/; or
to sponsor as a business or make a personal donation to defray March for Science LA expenses: http://marchforsciencela.com/donate.