Life, The Universe & Hot Dogs: Art & The March For Science

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Life, The Universe & Hot Dogs: Art & The March For Science
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Marty Krebs, artist, director of the fab lab at Tri-C, and Co-Chair of the Cleveland March for Science will discuss the March in its cultural context.

Within hours of announcing the March for Science in Washington D.C., folks in Cleveland, as in other places, began organizing Marches for Science in their own cities. With marches scheduled in more than 150 cities around the world, the D.C. march is only a small part of a much larger whole. As always, Cleveland brings its own flavor. Here, the march will also be a celebration of Cleveland and NE Ohio, with a particular emphasis on Art. What do science and art have to offer each other? What can art express in the march that might be lost without it? How is advocating for science different from doing science?

Info from the DC March website:
SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE
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.

We are scientists and science enthusiasts. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, and all nationalities. Our diversity is our greatest strength: a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process. What unites us is a love of science, and an insatiable curiosity. We all recognize that science is everywhere and affects everyone.

Science is often an arduous process, but it is also thrilling. A universal human curiosity and dogged persistence is the greatest hope for the future. This movement cannot and will not end with a march. Our plans for policy change and community outreach will start with marches worldwide and a teach-in at the National Mall, but it is imperative that we continue to celebrate and defend science at all levels - from local schools to federal agencies - throughout the world.
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