The March for Science Hamburg is now officially registered for April 22, at 2:00 pm at the Rathausmarkt. Please spread the word!
MARCH FOR SCIENCE HAMBURG
Come join the March for Science Hamburg on April 22, 2017
Hamburg, March 13, 2017. Scientific discoveries and their everyday applications serve as the foundation of our modern society and provide us with insight into the world around us. Non-partisan science and research are central to our future development and prosperity. Science should neither serve special interests nor be rejected based on personal convictions. At its core, science is a tool for seeking answers and should influence policy and guide our long-term decision-making.
On April 22, 2017, people in over 100 cities across the globe will take to the streets in the March for Science to champion science, facts and evidence-based policy.
Hamburg is hosting a March for Science too: On April 22, 2017, scientists and supporters will gather at the Hamburger Rathausmarkt at 2 pm and march through the city to celebrate science in the March for Science Hamburg. The march will close with a Science Slam where young scientists entertain a lay audience with fun descriptions of their current projects.
The international Science March movement began in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to champion robustly funded and publically communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. The March calls for a science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest. Science is often undervalued in Germany as well, where it is often relativized or denied in favour of opinion, emotion, and economic or political interests.
Marina Brink, a member of the March for Science Hamburg organizational team, expressed the central motivation behind the march: “Opinions are not facts, and there is no alternative to facts. We all need science to make informed decisions.”
The March for Science is non-partisan and arose out of a private initiative backed by scientists, science communicators, and people interested in science. In Germany, in addition to the Hamburg march, marches are also planned for Berlin, Bonn, Dresden, Frankfurt, Göttingen, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Munich and Tübingen and enjoy the support of numerous scientific organizations. We would like to encourage everyone to come out and show their support for science and scientific research.
Dr. Julia Offe
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