The march, which will take place on Earth Day, will feature a robust program of speakers. Guests include doctors, researchers and lawyers who work across the scientific profession. Some featured speakers include Dr. Ronald Hunter from the Coca-Cola Company, Casey Bethel, the Georgia Teacher of the Year, and 18 year-old Cameron Muskelly who will be speaking about his passion for Paleontology and Geology.
Organizers hope that the event will serve to “humanize science, partner with the public, advocate for open, inclusive, and accessible science, and support scientists” in the field. Atlanta’s event is an official satellite march in cooperation with the March for Science taking place in Washington D.C.
This event aims to shed light on the way in which recent political policy has impacted perception of scientific inquiry. By marching, participants aim to address the way that, “The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.”
The march, which is sponsored by AES, Xfinity, Planned Parenthood, Wilkins Parkinson’s Foundation and Qutee will take place just outside of Little Five Points along North Ave., Moreland Ave., McLendon Ave., and Candler Park Drive from noon until 4 p.m.
To learn more check out March for Science Atlanta’s Facebook page.