We have a GoFundMe campaign (our second one) that is set up for online donations. Additionally, you can send us a check made out to March for Science Denver and mail it to:
March for Science-Denver
PO Box 11957
Denver, CO 80221
A march of this size incurs a number of unavoidable expenses:
Logistics - Event insurance ($ .50 per attendee), Port-o-potties for 13,000+ people! ($6,550.00) parking, walkie-talkies, bank accounts, websites, barricades, printing (Notices, signage, and maps, and volunteer T-shirts) all add up.
Science & Health - Ensuring water ($2,000), disability services, security personnel, are available at all times.
Sound science - The big ticket item here is the sound system so that 13,000+ people can hear the speakers. The sound system can run approximately $13,000.00. Additionally, video of the march will increase that number slightly.
Green & Clean - We are a Denver Green Certified event. This is a massive and expensive undertaking. It means that, to the best of our ability, every scrap will be picked up and recycled and recycling containers/trucks will be on site. It also means creating an event infrastructure (water tanks, bike corrals, and recycling stations) that is green and sustainably sourced. Additionally, utilizing recycled products is (unfortunately) the more expensive option. We expect these efforts to cost at least $4,000.
Accessibility - The march route is wheelchair accessible and we will have ADA compliant port-o-potties. An American sign language (ASL) interpreter will be translating speeches and instructions from the organizers for the hearing impaired. We will have reserved handicapped seating at the front of the crowd to hear the speakers. And, we will have plenty of volunteers to assist you should you need it. Just ask. And come march with us.
The march will be at Civic Center Park in Denver on April 22.
at Broadway and Colfax Avenue.
The schedule is as follows:
9:00 am -Music begins.
9:40 am -Speakers and announcements.
10:00 am -March begins starting at the Greek Amplitheater
10:00 am - 2:00pm Teach-ins
11:00 am -More Music
11:30 am -Speakers
12:30 pm -Music
2:00 pm - Start clean up and take down
Parking is limited so shuttles, public transportation, bicycles, walking and carpooling is highly encouraged. If you are driving, we suggest that you reserve a parking spot right away. There are many on-line apps for that. There will be water available to refill your water bottles.
Who can participate?
Anyone who values empirical science. That's it. That's the only requirement. You can also participate by taking pictures of the march and the teach-in tables and post them to our facebook page. Short videos would be cool, too!
You can help by:
- bringing your own water bottle;
- keeping the march peaceful, that's the best way to help science.
- taking pictures and posting them to our facebook page, twitter or, instagram;
- if you have a particularly awesome sign, we have the history museum and a local artist interested in preserving your sign. You can donate your sign at the assistance area of the park. Become a part of history;
-and, finally, pick up as you go. We want to leave the park nice for the next march.
Yes. The march is non-partisan, but it is absolutely intended to have an impact on policy makers.
We will both have a diversity committee and a diverse steering committee that represents people of many backgrounds and identities. Science is done by POC, women, immigrants, LGBTQ, indigenous people, people of all beliefs and non-belief. We hope that this diversity is reflected in both the leadership of the march and the march itself. A diverse and inclusive scientific community asks a broader range of questions and rewards us with a greater understanding of our world.
April 22, 2017
Civic Center Park
March begins at 10 am
Activities from 9 am to 2 pm
We are looking for volunteers for planning as well as day of.
Fill out our Google Form and we'll get back to you!
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