March for Science

by Amy, April 23, 2017
On Saturday we participated in the March for Science in downtown LA.    The mission of March for Science is:

The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.

It was a diverse crowd with everyone having their own reason for participating.  

This kid was pretty excited to participate and wanted to wear a "mad scientist" outfit.  He also insisted on making his own sign.     The other side said Science not Silence.





When we participated in the Women's March we also started on this street.  However there were so many people at the Women's March that it was wall-to-wall people and you could barely move.


Quinn's favorite sign of the day.  All these Men of Science are from cartoons.
 

So many signs.  You can see that everyone has their own reason for being there.




Quinn held his sign up proudly and loudly repeated all the chants.  Lots of people were taking pictures of him but we haven't seen any pop up on any websites yet.


It was a hot day so we found a little bit of shade and watched the marchers go by.  Based on the start of the march we didn't think the march would be big, but the people just kept coming and coming.  I've read that it was 50,000+.  We were proud to be part of this cause.



The self-proclaimed nerds were out in full force.


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