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March for Science in Philadelphia

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Saturday, April 22 at 10 AM – 2 PM / Earth Day April 22, 2017
Penn’s Landing
101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

PHILADELPHIA — March For Science is a nationwide protest in support of science and technology. The Trump administration has discredited scientist in many areas. President Trump has said the climate change is a hoax. The acting director of the EPA stated that carbon emissions are not causing global warming.

Join the March for Science Philadelphia on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The March for Science PHL will be held at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza. (March for Science in Philadelphia on Facebook)

They will assemble at 10:00am on the east side of City Hall (Juniper Street). The March will kick-off promptly at 11:00am and will go down Market Street to Front Street, Front Street to Chestnut Street and then over Chestnut Street to Penn’s Landing Great Plaza.

Entertainment will begin at 11:30am and the March for Science speakers will begin at 12.

Similar marches will take place throughout the country including Washington D.C. and 394 satellite marches.

“The Franklin Institute supports the March for Science, and it’s exciting to see the greater Philadelphia community come together to celebrate science. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology, and we provide opportunities for students, families, and adults to do that all year long. We will continue to be a resource for science education for our community, and to stand up for science, as we have done for 193 years.”

ABOUT THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE
The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.

The March for Science is a celebration of science. It’s not about scientists or politicians; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world. Nevertheless, the march has generated a great deal of conversation around whether or not scientists should involve themselves in politics. In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery, we might ask instead: can we afford not to speak out in its defense?

People who value science have remained silent for far too long in the face of policies that ignore scientific evidence and endanger both human life and the future of our world. New policies threaten to further restrict scientists’ ability to research and communicate their findings. We face a possible future where people not only ignore scientific evidence, but seek to eliminate it entirely. Staying silent is a luxury that we can no longer afford. We must stand together and support science.

The application of science to policy is not a partisan issue. Anti-science agendas and policies have been advanced by politicians on both sides of the aisle, and they harm everyone — without exception. Science should neither serve special interests nor be rejected based on personal convictions. At its core, science is a tool for seeking answers. It can and should influence policy and guide our long-term decision-making.

The March for Science champions and defends science and scientific integrity, but it is a small step in the process toward encouraging the application of science in policy. We understand that the most effective way to protect science is to encourage the public to value and invest in it.

The best way to ensure science will influence policy is to encourage people to appreciate and engage with science. That can only happen through education, communication, and ties of mutual respect between scientists and their communities — the paths of communication must go both ways. There has too long been a divide between the scientific community and the public. We encourage scientists to reach out to their communities, sharing their research and its impact on people’s everyday lives. We encourage them, in turn, to listen to communities and consider their research and future plans from the perspective of the people they serve. We must take science out of the labs and journals and share it with the world.

World Food Day March Against Monsanto

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Thousands of people are anticipated to take part in the World Food Day March Against Monsanto on Saturday, October 12 at 2:00PM at Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA.

Organizers said:
Everyone Should Be Spreading The Word!

As, the World Food Day March Against Monsanto fast approaches we need everyone to help out in any way possible. First and foremost, everyone should be spreading the word to friends, family and co-workers to stand up for Food Freedom, protect our pollinators and secure our planet.

Join us this Saturday October 5th in Bardacino Park for a pre-march, sign making, potluck style event . We will also be silk screening shirt for the march with the Occupy Monsanto Logo O12, so please bring your own clothing for screening. We would encourage everyone to bring something to share with others like non GMO snacks or art supplies. Bring musical instruments and spend the day. We will have stickers and shirts available as well. Clink the link and r.s.v.p https://www.facebook.com/events/338522656294533/

We are proud to announce Senator Daylin Leach will be speaking again at the rally on Oct 12th about Pennsylvania’s “Right To Know” legislation SB 653. He has also expressed interest in joining us for the march as well !! This is Absolutely AMAZING NEWS !! Our Senator will be marching with us. Spread the word. We are also proud to announce author Jon McGoran will be joining us, as well as, COVVHA Founder Kelly Derricks.

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Have You Seen Martin?

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr.

Have you seen Martin?

I know. That sounds like an odd question. But the truth of the matter is; we do see him in so many of the things we now take for granted and do without giving a second thought on a daily basis. Like dining in any place of our choice or shopping where we like; or coming home and using a key in a door that we choose to live behind; or work on a job that we aspired to and not had to settle for; or vote; when, where and for whom we please. So the next time anyone asks, have you seen Martin; the answer is ABSOLUTELY, yes.

Martin was given breath on January 15, 1929 and over the span of his short life he helped our nation to breathe a little freer and a little easier. Martin once said, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” I say Martin build staircases with every step he took.

A testament to how inspiring this world figure was is that almost every major city in the United States has a school or a street named after him. From the footsteps he laid in the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott of 1956. (That made a difference for us all). The organization he helped create in 1957 The Southern Christian leadership Conference (SCLC) that was instrumental in making The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 happen. (That made a difference for us all); to the light he shined on the massive protest of 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama (that made a difference for us all). The 250,000 people that walked in lock step with him in 1963 where Washington DC stood still long enough to hear one man’s dream. (That made a difference for us all) Right down to the eye opening vision of over 200,000 people marching and singing through streets that were fired up in many ways as the sun delivered a temperature 82 degrees by 10:30 am on that day in Atlanta, Ga. in 1968.(That made a difference for us all).

Martin Luther King Jr. was Co-Pastor alongside his father for almost a decade at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga. This charismatic leader was named Man of The Year in 1963 and received The Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Martin Luther King was taken from us on April 4, 1968 at the age of 35. (His life made a difference for us)

As we celebrate and remember him on his birthday, many people will speak of helping others in his honor. I believe that is a very good thing to do. For those of us that were here during his life, we were most fortunate to witness such a leader that not only touched the lives of so many during his live but helped change and improve the life’s of generations to come.

As I reflect on all that this man meant to our nation and wonder what can I do in my little sphere that will matter. I thought about my goal for 2010; that is to inspire others to reach their goals. I intend to do just that. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled over six million miles and made over twenty five hundred speeches as well as wrote five books.

(That all made a difference for us all) I challenge myself and offer you a challenge as well, can we travel across the street or around the corner and speak to someone that may only need an encouraging word from us to help him or her take the next step towards reaching their goals. (Will we make a difference?)

Article by, Ty Ferrell

A Grateful American

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ty Ferrell Sr.

Ty was born in Phila, Pa. and lived in Germantown and Mt. Airy for over thirty years before relocating with his job.Ty raised five children with his lovely wife of thirty-six years. He has over 40 years of retail management experience holding positions as Store Manager, District Manager, Regional Manager and Associate Director and now lives in York, Pa. Ty has presented a wide range of workshops and seminars as a trainer at many company meetings. He now enjoys writing because it gives him a great opportunity to share his passion for presenting and helping others. His motivation in writing any article is that some will read them and find the encouragement to take the next step toward their own goals.