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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April 2018

Webinar: Introduction to Science Policy Fellowships

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will cover information about current and upcoming openings for science policy fellowships and important details for potential applicants. 

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Careers Beyond Academia: Informing and Influencing Policy Through Research

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
B25 Warren Hall, 137 Reservoir Ave
Ithaca, NY United States
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Excited about evidence-based policymaking? Join us as Cornell alumni discuss career opportunities in policy research, implementation, and evaluation across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, showing that there is a central role for applied research in informing, influencing and igniting policy.

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#EarthOptimism2018 Online Workshop

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us as we identify, share, and promote conservation success stories in this 5-day workshop as part of the Smithsonian's 2018 Earth Optimism Twitter event, #EarthOptimism2018!

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Rally for Public Lands

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us in standing up for public lands by pushing back against dangerous ideologues. We’ll be protesting and passing out informational materials outside of the the Range Rights Symposium, which will include prominent and controversial anti-public lands and anti-environment leaders.

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Berkeley Earth Day

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA United States
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Berkeley Earth Day brings the Bay Area environmental community together to celebrate our vision for a sustainable future. Get inspired and connect with eco-minded comrades and learn how you can further reduce your impact on the planet and have fun doing it!

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Facebook Live: What’s the Latest on the Farm Bill?

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The farm bill shapes every aspect of our food system, from farm to fork.  Join experts from the Food and Environment program at UCS for a Facebook Live to learn what's in the House farm bill, how it affects you, and how you can help make it better. 

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“What’s In There?” Workshop and Advocacy Day!

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State St.
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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We invite you to a FREE workshop and advocacy day (lunch included). Hear from national experts about the impact of chemicals on our health. Get tips on how to advocate for more information and safer solutions. Put your knowledge into action in the afternoon as we speak with policymakers.

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Social Justice Movie Night: Taking Root

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Suns Cinema, 3107 Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010 United States
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"Taking Root" tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy. A discussion will follow the screening with special invited speakers.

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Illinois Environmental Council Lobby Day

April 26
Illinois State Capitol Building, 501 S 2nd St
Springfield, IL 62756 United States
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On Thursday, April 26th Illinois Environmental Council, Illinois Sierra Club, and Faith in Place supporters will be gathering in Springfield for the 2018 Environmental Lobby day. We know that these events have been vital in passing important environmental policies in past years, and it will be more important than ever that we make sure state legislators hear our concerns loud and clear.

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Giving Voice, Being Seen: Community Agency and Design Action in a Time of Climate Change

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105 United States
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Climate change affects everyone, but it does not impact all communities equally. This one-day symposium will examine the intersections of climate change, urbanism, and environmental justice, and the ways in which diverse voices contribute to or are excluded from climate change conversations.

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Talk and discussion on “Do models of public engagement developed in the north apply in the south?”

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mandel G03, 415 South St.
Waltham, MA 01453 United States
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Professor Larry Susskind from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT will be giving a talk titled, "Do models of public engagement developed in the North apply equally well in the South?"

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City Nature Challenge 2018: New York City

April 27 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 11:30 pm
All 5 NYC boroughs New York, NY United States + Google Map

New York City needs YOU to help find all of the creatures that call our city home. The NYC branch of the City Nature Challenge asks all New Yorkers to become citizen scientists and contribute to a global biodiversity database using the free iNaturalist app!

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Driving Action on Toxic Chemicals: Advocacy Communications Opportunities and Challenges in the Trump Era

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

With a focus on how we engage more people to take action on toxic chemicals, this webinar will showcase new messaging research and a media analysis. We will look at driving action on toxic chemicals through advocacy, given the challenging media environment.

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Join the movement to ban harmful fracking in San Luis Obispo

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 28, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on April 21, 2018 at 12:00pm

Whole Foods Market, 1531 Froom Ranch Way
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 United States
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The Coalition to Protect SLO County is gathering signatures to get a measure that would ban fracking and dangerous oil drilling on the November ballot.

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May 2018

Workshop: Evidence-Based Policy through Public Comment

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Seattle Public Library – Fremont Branch, 731 N 35th St
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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Looking to contribute your expertise and experience to evidence-based policy? This workshop introduces one of the most accessible avenues to do so: public comment on federal regulations.

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Science in a Tuxedo

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut St
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Explore our planet’s changing climate through the eyes of the bird in a tuxedo, the penguin! Join us to hear Gary Wesche, of Polar Educators International (PEI) talk about his research and efforts to raise awareness of polar science, as well as learn how we can all help contribute to the solution.

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Arid Lands Symposium: Integrating Research into Action

May 4 @ 8:00 am - May 5 @ 3:30 pm
Scottsdale Community College, 9000 East Chaparral Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256 United States
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This two-day Symposium will focus on sharing practical regional conservation approaches and research results with a goal to improve adaptive natural resource management in this arid region.

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State Environmental Justice Networks: Priorities and Strategies

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizing statewide is vital to addressing environmental justice in meaningful, evidence-based ways that meet the needs of diverse communities. We will learn about current challenges and efforts with leaders from state environmental justice networks in Michigan, New Jersey, and North Carolina.

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Changing The Narrative

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Chicago Center for Arts and Technology, 1701 W.13th St.
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Changing the Narrative is a unique celebration highlighting women and girls in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs. The event includes hands-on activities, and a panel of diverse women dedicated to advancing minorities in the arts and tech community.

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Science Policy Careers

May 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 330 N Orchard St
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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In partnership with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, CaSP will be hosting a Science Policy Careers Panel with members from different sectors of the economy including law, business, and government.

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Women in Global Policy

May 14 @ 9:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm

Experience what it's really like to work in international policy in the world's leading private corporations and nonprofits, on Capitol Hill, and in US Agencies directly from women leaders while developing your professional skills, networks, and confidence.

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Can California Go Fossil Free? A panel discussion

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive CA United States + Google Map

Join community and movement leaders to discuss how California can be a global model for how to transition from a major oil-producing state to a new economy based on equity, justice, and 100% renewable energy.

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Wonder & Skepticism: (Don’t) touch me, I’m sick

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Wonder & Skepticism is a monthly event to connect early-career scientists with their communities. Each event is moderated by a professional science educator, and features lively discussion. At the May gathering, Lizzie Steinert and Yeva Yue Shan will discuss immunotherapy for cancers and antimicrobial resistances.

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Climate Science on Tap: What’s Dirt Got to Do With It? Agriculture and Climate Change

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98117 United States
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The relationship between agriculture and climate change is complicated. Historically food production has been a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and yet climate change has and will continue to profoundly impact our ability to produce food. At the same time, new approaches offer hope that agriculture can contribute to climate change solutions. Join our panel of experts (soil scientist Doug Collins, PhD, geologist David Montgomery PhD, farmer and lecturer Beth Wheat, PhD) for Climate Science on Tap as we…

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Twitter Chat: Infrastructure, Equity, and Climate Risk: Building a Better Future

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join infrastructure, climate, and equity leaders for a lively discussion about the role of climate smart infrastructure in building community resilience, advancing climate justice, and fostering an inclusive economy.

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Online Training: How to Organize an Event that Makes an Impact

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You've marched, you've tweeted, maybe you've even written a public comment in defense of science. UCS invites you to an online training to help you organize a successful event and take your advocacy to the next level. Stand up for science and force our elected officials to take action.

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May Science Policy Happy Hour

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Craft Hill, 128 N Grand Ave
West Covina, CA 91791 United States
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Join us at Craft Hill on Sunday evening for drinks and science policy discussion. Members of the South Coast Air Quality Management District will be in attendance. All Welcome!

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2018 GreenLatinos National Summit

May 22 - May 25
Estes Park Center, 2515 Tunnel Road
Estes Park, CO United States
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GreenLatinos members, partners, allies, and stakeholders will define the focal point environmental and conservation issues most impacting Latino communities, lay out comprehensive strategies to fundamentally change the dynamics of those issues for the better, and develop strong bonds to propel efforts forward.

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What Is Climate Smart Agriculture?

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
654 Mission San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

Agriculture contributes to greenhouse gas emissions but is also buffeted by global warming. At the same time, farmers are in a position to help sequester carbon and work at the forefront of adapting to climate change. Learn what climate-smart agriculture looks like, on the ground and from a policy perspective.

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Indiana Science Champions May Call to Action

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to our May call to action for Science Champions in Indiana. Hear how Science Champions have already made an impact—from getting the pro-science agenda in the newspaper to meeting directly with Indiana senators' staff—and tune in to be part of what's next!

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Missouri Science Champions May Call to Action

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Hear how Science Champions have already made an impact—from getting the pro-science agenda in the newspaper to meeting directly with Missouri senators' staff—and tune in to be part of what's next!

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Maine Science Champions May Call to Action

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hear how Science Champions have already made an impact—from getting the pro-science agenda in the newspaper to meeting directly with Maine senators' staff—and tune in to be part of what's next!

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Climate Solutions Summit

May 30 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Beckman Center, 100 Academy
Irvine, CA 92617 United States
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Researchers, community leaders, stakeholders, and decision makers will help identify research priorities, important problems and solutions, and ways to improve public communication. Through this effort, the summit will foster more diverse, inclusive, and impactful partnerships to develop climate solutions.

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#ScienceRising Twitter Chat: Our Health and Safety Depend on Science

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Science Rising for a Twitter Chat on one of the key principles of the science advocacy movement: Our health and safety depend on science. Science Rising partners will come together for an important online conversation using the hashtag #ScienceRising. 

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June 2018

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Caveat, 21A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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87% of Wikipedia editors are men; most of the scientists listed on Wikipedia are male. 500 Women Scientists is working to transform the idea of what a scientist looks like. Join them to learn more about the contributions of trailblazing women scientists while editing the Wikipedia pages they deserve.

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Scratch Paper

June 3 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Caveat, 21A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Every week, Scratch Paper is a smart, supportive open mic for informative comedy, research-inspired storytelling, and charismatic talks. This week, Caveat is celebrating the Underground Science Festival, to shine light on science and scientists that have been suppressed by sexism or racism. Join us!

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Climate Discussion and Movie Showing

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Clair County Library, 210 McMorran Blvd
Port Huron, MI 48060 United States
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"Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom" takes us across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. Join us as we visit eight different communities through this new documentary film. Afterwards, join a panel of experts for a discussion of renewable energy.

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Black Panther Lives – Wakanda STEM Equity Outreach

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rockridge Oakland Library, 5366 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Obama White House speaker, Kalimah Priforce @priforce of Qeyno Labs - keynote speaker & co-facilitator!! The Bay Area is welcome to this FREE community dialogue exploring STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math) as a catalyst for advancing social equity & justice!

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Yasuni Man – Screening and Panel Discussion

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Harmony Gold Theater, 7655 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
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YASUNI MAN tells the struggles of the Waorani people in the Ecuadorian Amazon as oil companies and destroy their forest. Following the movie, a panel will discuss the impacts of drilling on rainforest biodiversity and indigenous peoples, and its connection to fossil-fuel-polluted communities in California.

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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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Amani Un|Leaded

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Goldin Center, 2320 W. Burleigh Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206 United States
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This educational and training event will include workshops about lead science, lead in our homes, and lead policy, and strategic discussion with community members and local organizations on lead abatement strategies in Amani and community organizing. Open to the public.

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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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Climate Changes Health Equity

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

On this live webinar you'll hear from speakers who are engaged in the fight for healthy communities, and exploring strategies that address climate change and health inequities here in the U.S. We will discuss helping health departments deepen their integration of climate change into public health practice.

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A Doctor, A Farmer, and a Weatherman Walk into a Bar…to Talk about Climate Change

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sebago Brewing Company, 211 Fore St
Portland, ME United States
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The Union of Concerned Scientists and Maine Conservation Voters invite you to a conversation featuring a doctor, a farmer, and WCSH Channel 6 meteorologist, Keith Carson, who will talk about how climate change is impacting Maine and what you can do about it.

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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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Webinar: Elections Matter! The 101 for how you can get involved and make an impact

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join volcanologist Jess Phoenix, one of several scientists who stepped up to run for Congress this year;  Virginia Delegate Hala Ayala; Science Debate executive director Sheril Kirshenbaum; Union of Concerned Scientists; and the 500Women Scientists DC pod to discuss how we can have an impact in 2018.

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Engaging Candidates in Science this Election: Watch Party

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St.
Zionsville, IN 46077 United States
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Concerned about our current political discourse? Want to see our politicians using science and facts to back up good policies? Join UCS at the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center for a webinar watch party. Learn how to engage candidates on science this election and harness our collective energy for political action.

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How to Get Candidates on the Record for Science: Online Training

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to an online training designed to help you get candidates publicly on the record for science during the 2018 midterm elections this August. Learn how to strategically engage candidates at public events, use local media coverage and social media to get candidates talking, craft compelling messages connecting science issues with your local community—and be a voice for science during the 2018 midterm elections and beyond! The online training will feature: • Alyssa Tsuchiya, legislative associate,…

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Bats! Workshop

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join Defenders of Wildlife for our summer Wildlife Workshop & Walkabout to learn about bats - which species live in our region, why they're important, and how we're addressing the conservation challenges they face.

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Know Your Rights: Legal Literacy for Scientists

July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ryan’s Daughter, 350 East 85th Street
New York, NY 10028 United States
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In recent years, well-meaning scientists and academics have experienced problems after advocating for science or taking a personal political stance. This informal attorney-led workshop will help scientists understand their legal rights and responsibilities, and how to handle these types of situations.

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Art Build: Women for Climate Justice

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
BRIDGE ART & STORAGE, 23 Maine Ave
Richmond, CA United States
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please join us for an art build with the amazing movement artist, David Solnit - to prepare signs and flags for the Women for Climate Justice Contingent at the People's Climate Movement march in September! 

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Science, Climate, and Justice Town Hall

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wayne State University Student Center, 5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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UCS invites you to a forum on critical opportunities to promote clean energy and protect science-based policy this election season. Hear from leaders in the scientific and environmental justice communities on threats and opportunities facing Michigan voters and learn how you can make a difference!

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Bats! Walkabout

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sandy Bottom Preserve, Parkway Crescent
Asheville, NC United States
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Join Defenders of Wildlife for our summer Wildlife Workshop & Walkabout to learn about bats - which species live in our region, why they're important, and how we're addressing the conservation challenges they face.

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#ScienceRising Twitter Chat: We All Suffer When Science Becomes Partisan

July 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We all suffer when science becomes partisan. Science is non-partisan and should inform decision making no matter which party is in power. Third in a series on the principles of #ScienceRising and the science advocacy movement.

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Food Insecurity, Faith, and the Farm Bill?

July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon St
Fort Wayne, IN 46805 United States
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Please join us for a light lunch & discussion of the 2018 farm bill, local and sustainable farming, SNAP benefits as a safeguard against food insecurity, and how those go hand-in-hand to make good policy that supports our food systems and what the science and faith communities are doing in Ft Wayne.

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Wonder & Skepticism: Let me show you the world in my eyes

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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This month at Wonder & Skepticism, it's all about science outreach and education! Kalina Borkiewicz will explain how her lab makes data beautiful to explain science, and Joeli Brinkman will share with us how to best communicate science.

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ESEP Boston July Happy Hour

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union of Concerned Scientist, 44 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA United States
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Want to learn more about how to take action on climate change and clean energy through legislation in Massachusetts? Join others interested in science policy, communication, and advocacy for drinks and light refreshments.

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Weather Together ’18: Everything you always wanted to know about weather,but were afraid to ask

July 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hasten Hebrew Academy Gym, 6602 Hoover Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States
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Join the Citizen's Climate Lobby, Union of Concerned Scientists Indiana, and Earth Charter Indiana for an intergenerational learning event involving: viewing excerpts from the NOVA documentary “Decoding the Weather Machine”; a panel of experts with varied perspectives; and free tea-time snacks.

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Tidal Town Hall- Brandon

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association, 619 Vonderburg Dr. #B
Brandon, FL 33511 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls. Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Tidal Town Hall – North Palm Beach

July 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches, 635 Prosperity Farms Rd
North Palm Beach, FL 33408 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls. Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Tidal Town Hall – Melbourne

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Church of Melbourne, 2401 N Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935 United States
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This Tidal Town hall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls. Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these…

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August 2018

National Action on EPA’s “Restricting Science” Policy

August 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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Tidal Town Hall – Miami

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CIC Cambridge Innovation Center, 1951 NW 7th Ave #600
Miami, FL 33136 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls.  Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Science Gong Show

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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Join local scientists for a fun learning opportunity. Our goal is to connect Colorado scientists with community members so that they can learn about the amazing research being conducted in our state. This event is also an excellent opportunity for researchers to practice their broad communication skills. To do this, we encourage scientists to give a short elevator pitch that succinctly describes what they do. If s/he uses too much jargon, goes off on a tangent, or the audience gets…

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Webinar: Public Comments 101: EPA’s Science Restriction Rule

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on August 6, 2018 at 1:00pm

In this online training, you will learn: how to write an effective public comment, what types of comments are most meaningful, and how to weigh in on EPA's proposed rule to restrict science in decision-making.

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Tidal Town Hall – Jacksonville

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
UNF Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls.  Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Tidal Town Hall – St. Petersburg

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Sunshine Center, 330 5th St N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls.  Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Tidal Town Hall – Miami En Español

August 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CIC Cambridge Innovation Center, 1951 NW 7th Ave #600
Miami, FL 33136 United States
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Estas reuniones cívicas sobre el efecto de las mareas serán una oportunidad para que los votantes puedan escuchar directamente a los candidatos políticos sobre sus planes y soluciones para, entre otras cosas, la subida del nivel del mar, y otros temas relacionadas con el medio ambiente. Así, los votantes podrán tomar decisiones informadas cuando ejercen su derecho del voto. Durante estos foros, que son no-partidistas, los candidatos de diferentes niveles de gobierno, desde el Congreso Federal, las cámaras legislativas estatales,…

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Strategic Defense Impacts of Global Climate Change

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
All Souls UU Church, 4501 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Join THB Sierra Club for a talk by Brigadier General (ret.) Wendell Christopher King, featuring a Silent Auction and live performance by Singer/Songwriter Bran Cerddorian, followed by a Primary Election watch party!

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Art for Science Community Feedback Session

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Old Hwy 63, about a 1/4 mile south of Broadway
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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Tidal Town Hall – Sarasota

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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This Tidal Town Hall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls. Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these…

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Tidal Town Hall – Orange County

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rollins College – Bush Auditorium, 1000 Holt Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls.  Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Strategizing Sea Level Rise in Maine’s Southern Shoreline Communities

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kennebunk Town Hall Auditorium, 1 Summer Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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In an effort to inform and involve the public on sea level rise issues, The Planeteers of Southern Maine are hosting a sea level rise presentation, panel and strategizing event.

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No More Nagasakis

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Courthouse Square, 100 W. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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Gather on the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki to oppose a new generation of "usable" nuclear weapons. There will be koto music, poetry, and speakers. Please bring a candle

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Tidal Town Hall – Naples

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UU Congregation of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Wood Way
Naples, FL 34116 United States
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This Tidal Town Hall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls. Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these…

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Tidal Town Hall – Pensacola

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Florida Regional Library, 239 N Spring St.
Pensacola, FL 32502 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls.  Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Tidal Town Hall – Lee County

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way
North Fort Myers, FL 33903 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls.  Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Shifting New Berlin to 100% Renewable Energy

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane
New Berlin, WI United States
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Climate Reality Presentation, Renewable energy home alternative information, Information on how New Berlin can go 100% renewable, Writing letters to local leaders to urge them towards renewable energy, Q &A about anything renewable energy related.

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#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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Science Network in Puerto Rico Happy Hour

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Oceanlab Brewing, Balneario de Carolina, Road PR187 KM 2.6, Puerto Rico
Carolina, 00979 Puerto Rico
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The Science Network at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) invites you to a happy hour in Carolina for a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded scientists and experts on the island interested in science-based policy. Come mingle with UCS staff and Science Network members, and learn about our recent scientific integrity, clean energy, and climate change work. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Please feel free to invite friends and colleagues. You're also invited to join us on Saturday, September 1, for Science in…

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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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Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice – March and Social Media Storm – Portland Maine

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Events throughout the day, at various locations.  Please join us for any or all: 9:30-11:00am: 500 Women Scientists meet to paint signs - 96 Falmouth Street, Portland ME 11:30: Meet up with other march participants, hand out signs, get people to help hold our banners - Lincoln Park, Congress St & Pearl St, Portland, ME. Noon: Procession to City Hall 1:30-2:00: Stage photos on City Hall steps for Social Media - City Hall, 389 Congress St., Portland ME 2:30-3:30 (tentative time,…

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Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice Chicagoland Action

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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Kickoff rally at Federal Plaza followed by buses to Elwood for a march to demand action on climate change and an equitable and just transition to clean energy.

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Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice Minnesota

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center, 2315 S. 17th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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On September 8, we say: enough. Enough with the corporations making profits from harming our climate and our communities. Enough with the politicians who line their pockets by selling off our future, and who keep us divided with hateful rhetoric. On September 8, we as Minnesotans will join others around the nation to come together across differences of race, class, gender, ability, and more, and take action. We’ll talk with each other and learn from our differences, so that we…

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Educational Seminar: Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice – Columbia MO

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 200, Waters Hall, MU Campus,, 1112 University Ave
Columbus, MO 65211 United States
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To change everything, it takes everyone and with your help we can build a sustainable world for generations to come. Get started at this educational seminar.

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RISE in Flint for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Michigan–Flint Theatre, 373-599 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48502 United States
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The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to a convening on environmental justice in Flint, Michigan, as a part of the Peoples Climate Movement day of action to demand action on climate, jobs, and justice. Folks from across Michigan will come together for the event, where we'll connect and learn from each other to build the vision and community we need to achieve real climate action.

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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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Virginia Student Democracy Summit

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
James Madison University, 800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807 United States
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Join students, administrators, and faculty from colleges and universities across Virginia for a day dedicated to revitalizing democracy. 

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Champaign County Environmental Town Hall

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Beckman Institute – Auditorium/Rm 1025, 405 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801 United States
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Illinois passed historic clean energy legislation in 2016, but many challenges remain in the urgent transition toward a clean energy economy. Now is the opportunity to share your vision for the future of clean energy in Illinois.

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NC College Voter Summit

September 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Elon University Moseley Center, 400 N. Okelly Ave
Elon, NC 27244 United States
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The third annual NC College Voter Summit is open to students, faculty and staff of NC colleges and universities, invited presenters, and partners who are supporting non-partisan, campus-wide student voting and civic learning initiatives. Free to attend for students but please RSVP by Sept. 7!

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Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science (SWIMS) Symposium

September 19 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pitlyk Auditorium, Learning Resources Center, 3544 Caroline Mall
St. Louis, MO 63104 United States
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Dr. Reshma Jagsi will talk on "#metoo: Navigating power differentials, harassment, and gender inequity in academic medicine."

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