Everything you need to know about March for Science – Houston
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April 22nd, 2017
11:00AM – Start marching
Start: Sam Houston Park – 1000 Bagby Street, Houston TX 77002
End: Houston City Hall – 901 Bagby Street, Houston TX 77002
Route: Walk down Bagby St towards Dallas St
Turn left on Dallas St, walk 3 blocks
Turn left on Louisiana St, walk 3 blocks
Turn left on Walker St to Houston City Hall 1 block down
Musical Guest, Speakers and Teach-Ins at Houston City Hall
MUSICAL GUEST: Tulipfinger
· Dr. Huda Zoghbi, MD, PhD, Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Neurology and Neuroscience. Baylor College of Medicine. Director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital
· Dr. Ronald DePinho, MD, Cancer Biology, 4th President at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Moon Shots Program.
· Dr. Brian Bruel, MD, Anesthesiologist. Director at Baylor College of Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. President-Elect at Texas Pain Society
· John Russell Moffitt, Astrophysicist, Earth Scientist and Computer Scientist
· Gabriel Poveda, 10th Grade, Student Contest Winner.
· Cyrus Ghaznavi, Higher Education Student Contest Winner, Biological Sciences. Rice University Class of 2017.
· Ayesha Khan, PhD Student, Microbiology. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
· Dr. Patrice Yarbough, PhD, Principal Investigator of NASA HERA Project
· Annika O'Brien, Celebrity Roboticist
· Dr. Andreas S. Tolias, PhD, Neuroscientist, Artificial Intelligence. Baylor College of Medicine.
· Dr. Zhifeng Ren, PhD – Physicist. M. D. Anderson Chair Professor, Texas Center for Super Conductivity at University of Houston
· John Scaramucci, Hoofstock Keeper at Houston Zoo
· Dr. Laurence Yeung, Ph.D, Physical Chemistry, Earth Science. Rice University
Please fill out our accessibility Form to request help!
Wheelchairs: Sam Houston Park is located about half a block from Houston City Hall. If you would like to join us at the starting point, but not march the entire route, you may cross the street to Houston City Hall while everyone else marches the longer route or you may go directly to Houston City Hall.
People on wheelchairs who would like to march, please wait on the corner of Lamar St and Bagby St at Sam Houston Park, our Accessibility and Safety team will ensure that you remain at the front of the march behind our Directors and staff members, they will lead you to the Accessibility Designated Area at Houston City Hall.
Deaf: If you are Deaf and would like to take advantage of our ASL interpreters preset, please find a Staff member and ask them to point you to our Accessibility Designated Area in front of the stage.
Blind: If you are blind and would like to be close to the stage to get the best quality of sound, please ask for assistance finding one of our Staff members so they can lead you to our Accessibility Designated Area in front of the stage.
Carpooling: Please join our transportation group to get in touch with others in your area: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1679441618739000/
Parking: Please check this interactive map of available parking spaces in Downtown Houston near the march location: https://www.downtownhouston.org/parking/
Rail: You may also park near the Texas Medical Center or Museum District (or anywhere along the Metro Rail route) and ride the North Bound (NB) 700 Metro Rail leaving from several locations along Fannin Street, exit Metro Rail at the Main Street Square Stn NB stop. Walk South on Main Street to Walker Street and turn RIGHT, Sam Houston Park will be about 6 blocks down.
-Remember that this is a family friendly event, keep your signs positive, a positive message has more impact.
-NO wooden stakes on signs, no metal or wooden sign boards (City of Houston requirement)
-Please make signs on recyclable material.
-Drop your signs at the Sign Drop-off tables near the exits, if you can’t find one, ask a staff member or leave them before you exit the Houston City Hall grounds.
-Think like a Proton and stay positive!
-Our march is a nonpartisan, family friendly event, please respect it as such.
-Do not engage negative or violent counter marchers, if any, notify Safety Staff or HPD Officers
-If you witness a crime, report it!
The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The politicization of science, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.