The March for Science Los Angeles on April 22nd (Earth Day) will call for policymakers to champion and fund science that upholds the common good and to advocate for evidence-based policies in the public interest at the local, state, and national levels.
Marchers will gather at 9:00am at Pershing Square Park in downtown Los Angeles. A pre-march rally featuring several speakers will take place from 10:00am to 11:00am. Marchers will then make their way to City Hall for a call to action. The West Los Angeles Children’s Choir will open the call to action at 12:00pm with a performance of their original piece “A Song for Planet Earth” before another set of speakers address the crowd.
Currently confirmed speakers include 'Hidden Figures' screenwriter Allison Schroeder, congressman Brad Sherman, local scientists, and more.
The March organizers will also host a science expo at Pershing Square Park from 9:00am to 4:00pm featuring informational booths, science demonstrations for children, trainings, teach-ins, and other activities.
The March for Science Los Angeles is projected to be the second largest of over 400 March for Science events happening worldwide on Earth Day, behind only the national March for Science in Washington, DC. Over 50,000 people are expected to march in Los Angeles, including scientists, educators, students, advocates, and community leaders.