Press Release

For immediate release:

Local supporters of science from across the Piedmont Triad will gather in Greensboro on April 22nd to March for Science. The march will be one of over 400 marches and rallies in 37 countries that are scheduled to take place on April 22. 

The march is in support of science, science funding, science education, and the use of scientific evidence by lawmakers when crafting legislation.  The National March for Science website notes that “The March for Science represents an unprecedented gathering of people standing together to champion science that serves the common good, and the indispensable role it plays in our lives and communities.”

Planned by local scientists and science enthusiasts, the satellite march in Greensboro will take place at Governmental Plaza, located at 110 S Greene St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, from 10am-12pm on Saturday, April 22ndAfter rallying at the plaza, participants will march around Downtown Greensboro before reassembling at Governmental Plaza for additional speeches and performances.

A diverse panel of local scientists and science supporters will speak before and after the march.  Confirmed speakers include Dr. Joseph Graves, Jr., Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the joint North Carolina A & T State University (NCATSU) / UNC Greensboro School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; Dr. Mary Smith, chair of the NCATSU Biology Department; Ms. Imani Sharpe, Graduate student in the NCATSU Department of Nanoengineering; UNC Greensboro Professors Dr. Nadja Cech (Chemistry), Dr. Arielle Kuperberg (Sociology), Dr. John Lepri (Biology), Dr. Robert Strack (Public Health Education), and Dr. Celia Hooper (Dean of the School of Health and Human Sciences); local Physicist Dr. Robert Jackson; and Greensboro City Council Member Nancy Hoffmann.

The rally will also feature Greensboro kid activist Sage Advice (age 7) of Sage Advice for the Kid Revolution and music performances from Triad-based bands Disaster Recovery Band and Viva La Muerte.

The event is nonpartisan and family friendly.  There will be a kid’s activity area at Governmental Plaza.

Before the march, organizers will be holding a sign-making party on April 8th at 4pm at Common Grounds (Elam near Walker).

After the march, participants are encouraged to attend the UNCG Science Community Festival “Science Everywhere” from 12-4pm.  Beginning at 4pm local microbrewery Gibbs Hundred will serve “Natural Selection,” a special small batch of ale brewed in honor of this event.

For more information or to volunteer to help during the event, visit https://march4sciencegso.wordpress.com or the facebook event page.

For general press inquiries use our Contact Page or call: 336.451.2182.

Press inquiries can also be directed to event speakers Dr. Joseph Graves, Jr. at gravesjr.joseph@gmail.com or Dr. Arielle Kuperberg at arielletk@gmail.com