Thousands of Scientists Rally Outside of AAAS Conference

March 6, 2017

Science serves the common good. It protects the health of our communities, the safety of our families, the education of our children, the foundation of our economy and jobs, and the future we all want to live in and preserve for coming generations. But it‚Äôs under attack — both science itself, and the unalienable rights that scientists help uphold and protect.

On February 19, more than 3,000 scientists and supporters joined together in Boston’s Copley Square to #StandUpForScience at a rally organized by The Natural History Museum, ClimateTruth.org, scientists and partners. This historic rally builds on the momentum of other scientist-led efforts since the election, and toward the March for Science on April 22.

Here’s a short video round-up from the rally:

Stand Up For Science Rally in Boston Feb 19

On February 19, more than 3,000 scientists and supporters joined together in Boston's Copley Square to #StandUpForScience at a rally organized by The Natural History Museum, ClimateTruth.org, scientists and partners.This historic rally builds on the momentum of other scientist-led efforts since the election, and toward the March for Science on April 22.Here's a short video round-up from the rally.

Posted by The Natural History Museum on Monday, February 27, 2017

Watch the full rally video and speaker program here. Speaker line-up:

  • Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard, author of Merchants of Doubt;
  • Astrid Caldas, Ph.D. Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists;
  • Kelly L. Fleming, Ph.D. AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow hosted at the US Dept. of Energy, 500 Women Scientists Leadership Board;
  • Jacquelyn Gill, Ph.D. Asst. Prof. of Paleoecology, Univ. of Maine; Host, Warm Regards Podcast;
  • Chiamaka Obilo, high school student and Action Fellow at Alliance for Climate Education;
  • Quita Sullivan, JD (Montaukett/Shinnecock), Environmental Justice Lawyer;
  • Jordan Kennedy (Lakota), Harvard U. PhD student in¬†Material Science and Mechanical Engineering;
  • Geoffrey Supran, Ph.D. Energy Modeling Post Doctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Science History Post Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University;
  • Maryam Zaringhalem, Ph.D, Molecular Biologist at Rockefeller University, host of Science Soapbox Podcast;
  • Daniel Faber, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University and Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative (NEJRC);
  • Yvette Arellano from TEJAS (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services) in East Houston.

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Broadcast media

New York Times – Science: Facebook Livestream

CBS Boston:¬†Scientists Plan Anti-Trump Rally In Boston Sunday To ‚ÄėStand Up For¬†Science‚Äô

Fox: Scientists rally in Boston in protest of threats to science

NBC: Scientists Rally in Boston to Highlight Threats to Science

NPR:¬†In Copley Square, Demonstrators Rally Against ‘Anti-Science’ Forces

CBS local: Hundreds Rally In Boston To Protest Threats To Science And Research

Living on Earth: Feb 24 Standing Up for Science

ABC: Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threats to science

Online and print news

US News: Scientists Hold Rally in Boston to Protest Threat to Science

New York Times: Scientists Hold Rally in Boston to Protest Threat to Science

BBC News: AAAS chief puts weight behind protest march

The Guardian:¬†‘Science for the people’: researchers challenge Trump outside US conference

Huffington Post: Hundreds Rally To Defend Science In Boston Protest

Scientific American: Politics-Wary Scientists Wade into the Trump Fray at Boston Rally

Vox: Scientists aren’t happy with Trump. So what are they going to do about it?

Grist: Reading the Signs

The Atlantic: What Exactly Are People Marching for When They March for Science?

ABC News: Scientists Hold Rally in Boston to Protest Threat to Science

Salon: Scientists hold rally in Boston protest threats to science

Business Insider: Scientists hold rally in Boston protest threats to science

Science Magazine: Hundreds rally for science at demonstration near AAAS meeting

The Hill: Hundreds rally against Trump policies in ‘stand up for science’ protest

The Economist: Protesters gather in Boston to ‚Äústand up for science‚ÄĚ

Mashable: The geekiest signs from the ‘Stand up for Science’ rally

VICE Motherboard: In the Age of ‚ÄėAlternative Facts,‚Äô Scientists March in Defense of Evidence

VICE: Women Are Leading the Pro-Science Resistance

Washington Post:

(1) Under Trump, scientists could face more sweeping challenges than they did under George W. Bush

(2)¬†‚ÄėWe did not start this fight‚Äô: In Trump era‚Äôs dawn, scientists rally in Boston

(3) Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threat to science

(4)¬†Protesters rally in Boston against Trump‚Äôs ‚Äėanti-science rhetoric‚Äô

Boston Magazine: All the Upcoming Protests in Boston

Gizmodo: Scientists Protest, Plan to Fight Back Against Trump in Boston

Boston Globe:

(1) Scientists feel compelled to speak out on Trump

(2)¬†Hundreds gather in Copley to ‚Äėstand up for science‚Äô

(3) The best signs from the science rally in Boston

(4)¬†Photos from Boston‚Äôs ‚ÄėStand Up for Science‚Äô rally

Renewable Energy Magazine: Scientists rally in Boston for climate science and against Trump policies

Gizmodo: Scientists Protest, Plan to Fight Back Against Trump in Boston

Daily Mail:¬†‘Make America Smart Again’: Hundreds of demonstrators gather in Boston to protest ‘threat to science’ under Trump administration

Christian Science Monitor: Science activism on the rise: Boston rally is latest iteration

Climate Central: Scientists Are Poised to Start a New Movement

Boston Herald:

(1) Boston rally to unite science community

(2)¬†Hundreds protest ‚Äėattack on science‚Äô

Yahoo News: Resistance Report: Wave of Protests planned for Presidents’ Day and Congressional Recess

International Business Times: March For Science: Trump Administration’s Policies Protested By Scientists In Boston

WWLP: Scientists plan Boston rally to highlight threats to science

CBS News: Protesters rally in Times Square against Trump immigration policies

Mass Live: Protesters to rally for facts, climate education in Boston this weekend

E&E News: Scientists rally in Boston

Science Blogs: Stand Up for Science Gathering in Boston

Common Dreams: Stepping Away from Microscopes, Thousands Protest War on Science

Inside Higher Ed:

(1) Hundreds of Scientists Rally in Boston

(2) Marching for Science

Daily Kos:¬†Open thread for night owls: In Boston, scientists rally for ‘objective reality’

Washington Examiner:¬†Hundreds rally in Boston against Trump’s ‘attack’ against science

Boston.com:

(1) Scientists plan Boston rally to highlight threats to science

(2)¬†The nerdiest signs from Boston‚Äôs ‚Äėstand up for science‚Äô rally

The Day: Scientists hold rally in Boston protest threats to science

Attn: These Signs Show How the Scientific Community Feels About President Trump

Physics World: Science supporters protest in Boston

Global News: Pro-Science rally held in Boston

Cape Cod Times:

(1) Scientists grapple with anti-science

(2) Fake science?

Clean Technica: Scientists Jump The Gun, Rally Against Trump In Boston In February

STAT: 

(1) Scientists gather to talk research, but political anxieties pervade

(2) AAAS pact with March for Science signals new embrace of activism

The Good Men Project: #StandUpForScience: Scientists and Other Rational Humans Rallied in Boston

Necn: Scientists Rally in Boston to Highlight Threats to Science

Transition Studies:¬†Hundreds Join Boston ‚ÄėStand Up for Science‚Äô¬†Rally

Boston University News Service: Gallery: Rally to Stand Up for Science

Universal Hub:¬†There’ll be even more scientists than usual in Boston this weekend, and you know what that means

My Modern Met: 20+ Creatively Geeky Signs from the ‚ÄėStand Up for Science‚Äô Rally

The Daily Buzz: The Nerdiest And Funniest Signs From This Weekend’s “Stand Up For Science” Rally

Particle News: The geekiest signs from the ‘Stand up for Science’ rally

Refinery29: The Smartest Signs From The #StandUpForScience Protest

Cosmopolitan: 22 Amazing Signs from This Weekend’s Protest