A march turns into a worldwide movement. Scientist stand-up and take to the streets to demand support for science practice. Several interviews with the organizers Rosalyn LaPier, Beka Economopoulos, Jason Jones and the graphic designer Josh Yoder.

What was the reason for create a physical march on a global scale?
A lot of people involved in the March for Science were at the annual conference of the AAAS – the American Association for the Advancement of Science – Which is the largest scientific organization in the U.S. This was in Boston, in February 2017. At that point the discussion on social media was already happening, and there was already a group organizing the March for Science, and one of our concerns was whether it had legs.
Then the Rally for Science happened in Boston at the same time as the AAAS meeting. There’d never really been a rally or anything like that, with a mainstream science academic conference before (the rally was not sponsored by the conference). Originally people thought, oh well, hopefully a couple dozen people will show up. And then thousands of people showed up.

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About Rosalyn LaPier

Rosalyn LaPier is an award winning Indigenous writer, ethnobotanist and environmental justice activist with a BA in physics and PhD in environmental history.
Rosalyn studies Indigenous peoples’ unique view of the natural world, in which natural science and religion intersect. She also works to revitalize Indigenous languages and strengthen traditional knowledge within Indigenous communities. Rosalyn is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana and Métis.

About Josh Yoder

Josh Yoder is a designer, illustrator and visuals producer for social justice movements. He has a BA in Design from the Tyler School of Art.
He is based in New York, where he also works as a freelance illustrator.
About Beka Economopoulos and Jason Jones

Beka Economopoulos and Jason Jones are founding co-directors of The Natural History
Museum, an initiative that connects and empowers scientists, museums and communities to address critical environmental and social challenges. They are also co-founders of Not An Alternative, a collective that specializes in cultural strategies for social change. Their work has been widely exhibited in museums around the world.

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