NOTES for 48 in 48: We really revamped this mission, etc after much reflection. The questionnaire answers are much more accurate / relevant. We have moved away from March for Science and are really focusing on the Science Community / Policy aspect.
The national March for Science was very dismissive of minorities and diversity. So we want to highlight that we are all inclusive.
The purpose of this page is to help people to understand our mission, our values, and our vision. The call to action is to 1. get involved 2. donate.
In 2017, the March For Science movement was born. Take-to-the-streets activism swept the country. Marc Merlin, executive director of Atlanta Science Tavern, organized the Atlanta March for Science as a companion to national movement.
Marching creates visibility around an issue and is energizing for the community. To maintain momentum, science advocates need information and tools to continue their activism beyond the day’s event.
Thus, Science for Georgia was born.
Our mission is to improve communication among scientists and the public, increase public engagement with science, and advocate for the responsible use of science in public policy.
Science for Georgia supports increasing diversity and inclusion within the scientific community. To make progress, all must be served, all voices must be heard, and all must have an opportunity for a seat at the table.
Science for Georgia advocates for using science and data to support the rights of all people, especially those marginalized in our society.
Science for Georgia acknowledges that gun violence, police brutality, the economic, physical, and mental health of vulnerable populations, racism, immigration, and the environment are big, complicated problems causing deep divides and splinting our nation.
Science for Georgia affirms that the first step to solving anything is understanding what is wrong, and why. With shared knowledge, we can build to a solution that can truly address critical issues, independent of beliefs and biases, and to make our world a better place.
- Host events and provide information about:
- exploring new developments in science
- making scientists more accessible to the public
- helping people understand how science can be applied in everyday life
- Advocate for the use of evidence and input from subject matter experts in the legislative process. Ensure that scientific research supported, in part, by state and federal taxes informs legislation that supports the common good.
Science for Georgia is a 501(c)(3).
All donations support operating expenses. Funds collected above and beyond operating expenses go to the Science Atlanta Georgia Chief Science Officer program.