CHP Marches for Science

Published: April 21st, 2017

Category: Education and Advocacy, Faculty, Recent News, Staff, Students

Please join your departmental colleagues at Saturday 4/22’s March for Science.

The American Psychological Association (APA) strongly endorses the March for Science. Please see http://www.apa.org/about/gr/science/march-for-science.aspx for up-to-date information

In Gainesville, the March for Science is set to take place on Saturday April 22, 2017 starting at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. APA encourages “all psychologists, psychology students and their allies to join this broad, nonpartisan effort to support scientific research and the use of scientific evidence for the public good.” Organizers of the March describe their goals as: “The March for Science is an international movement, led by organizers distributed around the globe. This movement is taking place because of the simultaneous realization by thousands of  people who value science in their lives that staying silent is no longer an option. There are marches being planned across the United States and internationally.”

Dr. Russell Bauer, Director of Clinical Training, writes: “Hi all: We are going to have a great group (20+ people) for the March on Science on Saturday!!!  Thanks to all who have responded!  We’ll have a fabulous cross-section of our department and it will be a great opportunity for us to learn about our individual and collective reasons for Marching and get to know each other better.  We welcome anyone else who wants to come and march with us…We’ll meet at 10:45 on the lawn in front of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between the stadium and University Avenue).  Let’s meet closer to the stadium than the street so we can find each other.  The March starts at 11 and proceeds down University Avenue to Bo Diddley Plaza.  From 12-3 there will be speakers and food trucks.  David Norton, VP for Research at UF, is scheduled to be one of the speakers…”

Dr. Lori Altmann, our colleague in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, wrote: “On Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day), citizens around the country will be marching to express a collective respect for science-broadly defined. Along with 362 other communities around the country, Gainesville will also be hosting a march to express our love of science, our gratitude for how it has improved our lives, and our commitment to fact-based government policy. The march will gather at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at 10 am, leaving for Bo Diddley Plaza at 11.  Following the march, we will have a rally with speakers from UF and the community, as well as outreach activities, and food trucks.   Please join us on April 22!

For updates:  https://www.facebook.com/March4ScienceGNV/