Why MiRoR will march for science on the 22nd of April
This year on the 22nd of April we will not only celebrate the Earth Day but we will also celebrate science.
Born in Washington DC, the March for Science is a volunteer-led and collaborative movement aiming at defending science and scientific integrity. The formal organization started after scientists and science supporters discussing the idea separately on various social media platforms united and began receiving support from all over the world. As a result, more than 500 Marches for Science are organised on April 22 all over the globe. Each satellite march is organized independently, but they all unite under shared principles and goals.
Bringing together 7 different research teams in various disciplines and involving 15 early-stage researchers, the MiRoR project firmly believes in the importance of research and in the impact of science on society. This is why the MiRoR consortium has decided to actively support this movement: several MiRoR PhD students, based in different European countries, are participating in local Marches for Science. A group of them will be attending the Marche pour les sciences in Paris and others will take part in the March in Bristol, Manchester, Barcelona and Des Moines (USA).
You can check here which is your closest march and register. You can also support the movement with a donation. Many organisations, associations and networks are already partnering with the March for Science and we are proud to be part of them!