Saturday action item: March for science

While the current administration is in office we’re posting small, concrete things you can do to help make things better, every Friday. Got a suggestion for an Action Item? E-mail us!
Today was the inauguration. Tomorrow, millions of people around the U.S. and across the world will say what they think about that. The Women’s March started as a Facebook post proposing a post-inauguration protest in Washington, DC, and it’s now grown to hundreds of sister marches worldwide. As the name suggests, the March was particularly motivated by the new president’s unapologetic sexism and the new vice president’s astonishingly poor record on women’s rights — but the March’s vision brings together the myriad objections people of goodwill have to the new administration, and its many partners range from the Natural Resources Defense Council to GLAAD to the AFL-CIO to the ACLU.
So make a poster featuring your favorite science, pick out a geeky tee-shirt (may we suggest?) and find a sister march close to you to attend tomorrow. We’ll see you in the streets.

About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy B. Yoder is an Associate Professor of Biology at California State University Northridge, studying the evolution and coevolution of interacting species, especially mutualists. He is a collaborator with the Joshua Tree Genome Project and the Queer in STEM study of LGBTQ experiences in scientific careers. He has written for the website of Scientific American, the LA Review of Books, the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Awl, and Slate.
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