Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort taking place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a one-day march—it is a series of local activities, events, and actions organized by many different groups.

Our shared goal is to ensure that science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all—and to fight back against efforts that sideline science from its crucial role in our democracy.

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June 2018

National Action on EPA’s “Restricting Science” Policy

June 1 - August 16

Join scientists nationwide to write a public comment exposing the EPA's move to #RestrictScience. Join the national action and submit a comment opposing this new policy.

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ESEP Science Policy Happy Hour

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

the Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Come enjoy an adult beverage while discussing current science policy events and issues.  Discussions may include the EPAs new “strengthening transparency in regulatory science" rule,  as well as many others.

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Science Action Day Mini-Conference in Milwaukee

June 23
Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI United States + Google Map

Milwaukee Area Science Advocates (MASA) will hold a Science Action Day Mini-Conference within a Milwaukee neighborhood experiencing high lead exposures.

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ReadyKC “Reinventing Power” Screening & Rally

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut St
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Join us for the premiere screening of Sierra Club's new documentary, "Reinventing Power," followed by a discussion of how power is actively being reinvented throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area led by representatives of ReadyKC, KCMO, Indy Energy, National Drive Electric Week, US Army CGSC and more.

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#ScienceRising Twitter Chat: Science Should Support Equity and Justice

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join #ScienceRising for a Twitter Chat on Monday, June 25 at 3pm EDT on how science should support equity and justice. 

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Wonder & Skepticism: You shake my nerves & you rattle my brain

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Join Anne Roessler and Jacqueline Patterson to discuss neurological research in electroceuticals and nervous systems. Wonder & Skepticism is a monthly event that seeks to connect early-career scientists with their communities over a beer, to create real world connections.

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Environmental Town Hall

June 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saint Xavier University, Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd St, Room S101
Chicago, IL United States
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Join State Senator Bill Cunningham, and State Representatives Kelly Burke and Fran Hurley for an environmental town hall!
Hear from environmental experts on current environmental priorities, fighting against federal rollbacks, growth of clean energy in Illinois, customer savings, solar power for your home or community.

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July 2018

2018 March for Science SIGNS Summit: Science | Government, Institutions & Society

July 6 - July 8
Chicago Hilton, 720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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The future of science advocacy depends on coordinated action and diverse perspectives.The inaugural S|GNS Summit invites established and emerging leaders from across the scientific, advocacy, and education communities for a weekend of practical skill-building, idea-sharing, and community networking.

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August 2018

Books, Booze & Brains

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Centerpoint Brewing, 1125 E Brookside Ave, Ste B1
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States
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Join facilitator Cari Lewis-Tsinovoi to talk about "The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World" by Joel K. Bourne followed by a discussion with Professor Steve Hallet, Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University.

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September 2018

Empowering Puerto Rican Scientists to be Science Policy Stewards

September 1
Centro Criollo de Ciencia y Tecnologia, 59 Av. Gautier Benítez
Caguas, 00725 Puerto Rico
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The first Puerto Rico Science Policy Action Network will be kick-started through a one-day live and streamed workshop in Puerto Rico that will connect science policy experts and Federal agency representatives (e.g. USDA, CDC, FDA, NIH) with local scientists, explore opportunities for scientific advocacy and engagement in policy deliberations, and discuss strategies to monitor appropriate local implementation of Federal laws and regulations.

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Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Across the country, on September 8, tens of thousands of people will show our power by hitting the streets, holding community forums, and educating voters about the issues – all to ensure that elected and private sector leaders make action on climate a priority.

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October 2018

Tennessee STEAM Festival

October 12 - October 21
Tennessee TN United States + Google Map

The inaugural Tennessee STEAM Festival inaugurated in 2017, and is coming back in 2018 even bigger than before.

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Science-a-thon 2018

October 15 - October 19

Science-a-thon is a five day celebration of science and scientists - from the lab to the field, from learning to teaching, from routine tasks to major discoveries!

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Diversity Challenge 2018, Making Race and Culture Work in the STEM Era: Bringing All People to the Forefront

October 19 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 7:00 pm
Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States
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Join an interdisciplinary forum in which researchers, practitioners, educators, government officials, and social activists explore a variety of perspectives and issues and interact with each other while addressing mutual concerns related to race, ethnic culture, and STEM defined in various ways.

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November 2018

East Coast Science Advocacy Hub Science Policy Symposium

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Greenberg Building, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Ave
New York, 10065 United States
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ECSAH and the NY based student group SEPA will be hosting a day long science policy and diplomacy symposium on November 10th at the Rockefeller University in NYC. More details soon!

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