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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August 2018

#ScienceRising Twitter Chat: A Healthy Democracy Requires Honesty and Accountability

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Future of Research and Science Rising invite you to the fourth in a series of Twitter Chats on the principles of ScienceRising and the science advocacy movement. Lying to the public for private or political gain is always wrong. We should all be able to know the facts, even when they are inconvenient—especially when they are inconvenient. Public officials and private interests should face consequences when they mislead the public. Use the hashtag #ScienceRising and follow @FORsymp to join the conversation on Twitter.

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Because Health: Inspiring the Next Generation of Environmental Health Activists

August 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Commonweal, 451 Mesa Road
Bolinas, CA 94924 United States
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Join Steve Heilig in conversation with Karen Wang about her work reaching out to younger people about environmental health and policy.

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Art for Science Rising Interested Parties Hearing

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Walton Building Community Room, 300 S. Providence Road
Columbia, MO United States
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Resident Arts invite you to participate in the production of a large-scale puclic mural. Five artists will design and produce the mural which will align with the city’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), and showcase the science-based actions that individuals can take.

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Books, Booze & Brains// The End of Plenty

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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Geek out to this month's book and discussion: "The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World" by Joel K. Bourne
Guest: Professor Steve Hallet, Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University. Facilitator Cari Lewis-Tsinovoi

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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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Preparing for the Future – A Look at Flood Resilience for Nashville

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Germantown Commons, 1327 5th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37208 United States
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Join Dr. Janey Camp to discuss flooding as it impacts the Nashville community and what we can do to better prepare and be resilient.

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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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Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice – SF Bay Area 2018

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Room, 401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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An extraordinary gathering of women leaders from around the world, to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes, and present a diverse array of visions and strategies to shape a healthy and equitable world.

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Climate Damages & Deception: Taking Big Oil to Court to Pay Their Fair Share

September 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA United States
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Learn about climate litigation, exposing deception on climate science, and tracing responsibility for climate impacts to specific oil companies.

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October 2018

Tennessee STEAM Festival

October 12 - October 21
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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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