Planning is well underway for the March for Science being held on 14 April, 2018.
In 2017, more than one million people around the world gathered together in the largest event for science advocacy in history. In 2018, we unite again to hold our elected and appointed officials responsible for enacting equitable evidence-based policies that serve all communities and science for the common good. As an official partner of the global March movement, Cochrane encourages our contributors and colleagues to get involved in participating in or planning a March in your area. To help you get started, Cochrane's Knowledge Translation Department has pulled together a list of ideas and resources that we'll be adding to right up to March day - read on for more info!
Get informed about what’s happening
Promote your involvement and the March
Post or retweet news on Twitter using the #ScienceMarch hashtag. Share information about a local March with your local networks – your Cochrane colleagues, your host institutions, local partners, or other groups that you work with or are involved in.
Want to find out if there's a satellite march near you? Check the listing of registered marches and register to attend.
Reach out to organizers of your local March - let them know that you work with an official partner organization, and offer to help get involved in planning. Are you or a Cochrane colleague in your area willing to speak publicly about the key role that science plays in society and how it affects critical issues in your region? Consider liaising on getting Cochrane contributors included as event speakers or spokespeople. (Don’t forget to review our Spokesperson policy for guidance, and please contact Jo Anthnony with any questions or for support on developing messages.)
Find out if your local march is scheduled to have an exhibition space or interactive activities. this is a great promotion activity for Cochrane Centres!
Share your ideas for slogans – we’ve started a Pinterest board with ideas for signs to make and carry; share links that you’d like to add with Holly Millward and we’ll include a selection.
Print out our 'Why I March for Science' posters - We have created a set of A4 and A3 posters for you to print out and use as well as a blank version for you to add your own slogan. Take these on the March and take photos of you and your poster for social media. Please share them with us as we will have a round-up news item after the March. You can also use the official March for Science posters.
Questions or suggestions?
If you’ve got questions or other ideas on getting involved and making the March a success worldwide, please contact us; we’ll be updating this resources page with ideas, resources, and news right up to 14 April.