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March for Science on the 22 of April

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2017-04-2212:00 to 15:00 Mariatorget – Medborgarplatsen, StockholmOther

On Saturday 22 April 2017, the March for Science will be taking place in over 500 cities around the world. In Stockholm, the march is coordinated by Vetenskap & Allmänhet, with the support of a number organization which in some way or another are active in the science field – among them Karolinska Institutet.

The initiative for March for Science originates from the USA, and involves scientists and the public coming together to highlight the importance of science and using research-based knowledge in society. One of the key messages is that science knows no borders and that diversity and openness are what characterize science.

This is what we march for

  • We want everyone to have the right to reliable evidence-based knowledge. 
  • We want everyone to be given an opportunity to understand, assess, appraise and form their own opinion about various claims.
  • We want to highlight all that science give us, and for science to have secure place in society, both now and in the future.

When and where

Saturday April 22, the march starts at 12:00  (noon) from Maria Torget via Sankt Paulsgatan – Götgatan – Hökens gata – Östgötagatan – Folkungagatan – Götgatan to Medborgarplatsen. At Medborgarplatsen there will be performances, speeches and activities. Students, researchers, teachers, staff, friends and family – everyone are welcome to join!

If you are a student or an employee at KI and want to march together: We meet up outside the entrance of Sankt Paulskyrkans at 11.50. Contact: Cecilia Odlind.

Wanted

The coordinators of the march are searching for activities on the theme of science possible to share with the general public at Medborgarplatsen. If you have any ideas and/or can help out yourself, please let them know asap. Contact: marchforsciencestockholm@gmail.com

More information about the march can be found on the campaign web-page

March for Science Sweden