Recent rhetoric has inspired us to March for Science on Washington D.C. and in over 400 Satellite Marches across the country and world. Our mission statement is as follows:
MARCH FOR SCIENCE LOS ANGELES CELEBRATES THE CRUCIAL ROLES SCIENCE PLAYS IN DRIVING OUR ECONOMIC GROWTH, PRESERVING OUR ENVIRONMENT, AND PROTECTING THE HEALTH OF OUR CITIZENS. WE UNITE AS A DIVERSE, NONPARTISAN GROUP TO CALL FOR POLICYMAKERS TO CHAMPION AND FUND SCIENCE THAT UPHOLDS THE COMMON GOOD AND TO ADVOCATE FOR EVIDENCE-BASED POLICIES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AT LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS.
The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of the March for Science Los Angeles. Diversity fosters a richer understanding of science and its impact throughout the world. We advocate for the equal access of marginalized populations in science. Furthermore, we commit to providing a harassment-free, accessible, and positive experience with equity in rights for all involved, regardless of age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, mental/physical ability, physical appearance, race, color, ethnicity, nationality, marital status, military status, veteran status, educational status, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, or political affiliation. That this list remains incomprehensive illustrates the multitudes of diverse peoples who deserve equal rights to contribute to scientific progress.
We do not tolerate harassment of participants. We expect participants to be accepting, tolerant, respectful and welcoming of all people during our events (workshops, march, panels, etc.), as well as while using official social media. Anyone witnessing, or subject to, unacceptable behavior should notify our Diversity and Inclusivity Director immediately.