WesleyNexus will participate in the March for Science on Saturday April 22, as previously announced. Those of us who bought the WesleyNexus T-shirt will wear them, but others will be wearing clerical garb or other supportive shirts and gear. The rally on the Mall beneath the Washington Monument will commence at 10:00 am with songs and speeches. Some of us will go early for the rally, others will join the crowd prior to the March itself, scheduled to begin between 1:00 and 2:00 pm.
WesleyNexus group will rendezvous at the intersection of Madison Drive (where Madison Drive dead ends) at 15th Street near the Monument, on the West side of 15th street. Look for our red T- Shirts. Our rendezvous time will be 12:30, so come to that point at Madison Drive & 15th wherever you are. We have a confirmed march route in Washington D.C.! The march will form on the Washington Monument Grounds and proceed over the following route: starting at 15th and Constitution Avenue NW and proceed east on Constitution Avenue NW to 3rd Street NW, south on 3rd Street NW into Union Square where the group will disperse. We hope you'll join us on Saturday in D.C. or at one of our 500 satellite marches.
If you need to make cell phone contact with us, use either of these two numbers: Maynard Moore -- 443-812-2699 Kent Weaver -- 240-426-8282. See you there!
Many of our colleagues are also members of other science organizations in the DC Metro Area, such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (http://www.aaas.org) and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) (http://www.ucsusa.org), both of which are hosting their own March for Science events. Here are a few you may want to consider:
You can also download and print your own signs from the website and register for AAAS's 1-hour webinar, "Be a Force for Science: Advocating for Science Beyond the March" (http://www.workcast. com/register?cpak=1843186185801525&et_rid=300263878&et_cid=1279900), which takes place at 2: 00pm EDT on Wednesday, April 19.
* The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) also invites you to join them as they rally on the National Mall in support of science and evidence-based policymaking. You can meet up with the UCS at its office (1825 K St NW, Suite 800, 8th floor, Washington, DC) and walk to the rally around 9:30 am. You can register for the UCS event at https://secure.ucsusa.org/onlineactions/0jVuYg_Hn0WkzslC_Bfh9w2.
The UCS is also hosting a sign-making party at the UCS office from 5:00 - 8:00 pm the night before the march (Friday, April 21) for staff and supporters. Craft materials and snacks will be provided; just bring ideas for great signs!