The Union of Concerned Scientists cordially invites you to the following events at the AAAS Annual Meeting, March 2-5, in Washington, D.C., and online everywhere.
For those attending in person, visit us at booth 502 in the Exhibit Hall March 2-5! Meet UCS staff, learn more about how we’re using science to advance equitable science-based policy change, and take action with us. Friday, March 3rd, we’ll be joined by our partners 500 Women Scientists, talking about their fight to make science open, inclusive, and accessible.
Inspiring Scientists To Be Social Justice Advocates
Friday, March 3
[Location TBD – AAAS has not yet assigned a room]
This workshop will feature case studies from science advocates sharing recommendations for how to get started and sustain engagement in the current political landscape. Speakers will talk about the skills they’ve developed and how those have applied to their personal development and career paths. Speakers will discuss how centering justice and equity in their efforts strengthens their work. The workshop will feature an interactive game about advocacy tactics, plus a brainstorming session to co-create a list of organizations and opportunities to get involved in. The audience will leave with a list of resources and action items to continue to grow their skills in advocacy and social justice.
Melissa Varga, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC, United States
Nicole Williams, 500 Women Scientists
Cynthia Prieto-Diaz, 500 Women Scientists
Ingrid Paredes, March for Science NYC