Mission

The March For Science is an international initiative to stand up for science and evidence in the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery. This march is political and non-partisan.

The March For Science in Ireland was established to support the mission of the March for Science in Washington DC in response to an anti-science administration. However, science is collaborative, international, and impacts on every person’s life – from healthcare and technology to education and the environment. This is therefore an opportunity for Ireland to publicly stand up for science, and to call for the use of scientific evidence to inform our own policies and to be a part of important national discussions.

The March for Science in Ireland supports three key issues:

  • International collaboration – Science is an international endeavour, and the biggest issues we face are global. Climate change cannot be addressed by national policies alone; it also requires international collaboration. We will march to affirm the need for international collaborations and the global sharing of scientific knowledge, particularly in the US where this is especially under threat.  
  • Evidence-based policy – We will march in support of evidence-based policies, internationally and in Ireland. National policies should be based on evidence and facts, and we encourage evidence-based discussions around all of the challenges we face as a society.
  • Science in society – We will march to celebrate and support science in Irish society and culture. We will celebrate those who work in science and those who support it. We will celebrate everyone who teaches science, who communicates science, or who makes science part of our arts and culture.

We will work to strengthen the community of people who support evidence in public discussion and policy. It is important that the enthusiasm, involvement and support garnered for this march is channelled into a long-term movement centred on evidence-based culture. We are developing this initiative and will update this page with more details soon.

This is a march for anyone who believes that we as a society benefit from science, critical thinking, and an evidence based approach to policy-making. The Irish march is non-partisan, it is inclusive, and it celebrates the diversity of people who work in and who support science.

Diversity

The March for Science in Ireland is about people. It is about the people who work in science and those who are affected by it. We will celebrate the diversity of people who work in science and science communication, and ensure that all discussions around this march are inclusive. We support the methods and aims of scientific thought, and will not perpetuate the structures or practices that have delegitimised its basis.

Our Anti-Harassment Policy

March for Science Ireland is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. This code of conduct applies to all components of the march, both online and off.

For more on the international March for Science, visit marchforscience.com

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