CFA to March for Science, Saturday, April 22

Advocates of rational thought and scientific inquiry to advance humankind will be on the march this Saturday, April 22, and CFA members will be there.

As organizers of the March for Science point out, “There is no Planet B.”

The main march is in Washington DC, with more than 500 satellite marches around the globe, including 41 in California.

In San Francisco, the campus CFA chapter is organizing a CFA contingent and invites all faculty from CSU campuses to join in. CFA and other labor unions will meet by the fountains in Justin Herman Plaza at 11 am. Scientists are “Seeing Red!” so wear your CFA gear!

CFA member Leticia Márquez-Magaña will be a featured speaker at the kick-off rally at Justin Herman Plaza. As a professor of biology and director of the Health Equity Research Laboratory on campus, she will speak from the perspective that science “powers the best decisions to improve conditions for all humanity.”

CFA members also will march and rally in Los Angeles (9 am-4 pm, Pershing Square to City Hall), San Diego (10 am-2 pm, Civic Center Plaza to Waterfront Park), San Jose/Silicon Valley (11 am-3 pm (City Hall to Plaza de César Chavez), and Sacramento (10 am-4 pm, Capitol Mall).

Other marches near campuses will take place in Chico, Fresno, Fullerton, Hayward, Arcata, Long Beach, Monterey, Palm Springs, Pasadena, Riverside, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Rosa, among others.