July 21, 2020
6:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT
March For Science NYC
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In the digital age, information is everywhere, and navigating the political process can be a daunting task. We hope to put science in the hands of voters: the Vote for Science initiative seeks to provide voters with up-to-date, peer-reviewed knowledge on key voting issues including climate, healthcare, and immigration.
We believe that science should belong to everyone. For this to happen, scientists must
- promote the open access to scientific information
- communicate findings in a way that is accessible to non-technical audiences
- empower members of their community to use science as a tool during political participation
Science, however, does not live in a vacuum; to best serve society, we must take data to inform policies grounded in social justice. Our weekly panel series seeks to bridge the gap between science and activism; each panel will offer a non-partisan discussion on a different topic of interest going into the 2020 election featuring a science/policy expert on the issue being discussed and a NYC-based community organizer working in this field. Discussion will cover:
- A brief history and state of policy for the issue being discussed that week
- Metrics for analyzing proposed policies
- Current gaps in policy, focusing on how implementation should address equity & justice
- Community advocacy initiatives and concerns
Join us every Tuesday night from 7/7 to 8/25 for discussions with policy experts and community organizers.