San Francisco March for Science
posted February 13, 2017 7:13 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat April 22 at 12:00 PM, Harry Bridges Plaza
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Hey San Francisco, grab your lab coats and let's march! All STEMfolk and friends of science are welcome!
March begins at 11:00 a.m. with a rally in Justin Herman Plaza with invited speakers, then at 12:30 we march up Market Street to Civic Center. March ends with a fair to celebrate science.

Website here.
posted by Quietgal to Meetup (16 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

If anybody wants a free pussyhat to wear at the march (and after!), let me know. I have several on hand and there's time to make a few more if needed. Bright pink cotton, lightweight, easy to stuff in your pocket so you're always ready for a protest.
posted by Quietgal at 7:12 AM on April 6, 2017

I can finally pick up mine! Or would! But I have a conflict, so am probably not going to be able to make it, alas. Anyone going to the Release Your Taxes March this weekend?
posted by Going To Maine at 10:22 AM on April 14, 2017

Oh rats, Mag Plug and I were at the Tax March in SF today - could have handed over your hat! I'm kind of kicking myself I didn't set up a MeFi meetup for this march too.

Anyway, howzabout we meet at noon at the northern Millennium Light at Harry Bridges Plaza (between the Ferry Building and Justin Herman Plaza), and stroll over to join the march when everyone's here?

I don't care much for motivational speakers - even when I agree with them - so I'm timing this to avoid most of the rally, but if people want to hear the speeches I'm open to meeting up earlier.

If I don't hear any comments about the preferred time and place to meet, I'll edit the post to reflect this plan.
posted by Quietgal at 7:39 PM on April 15, 2017 [1 favorite]

I will be there! If anyone has parking suggestions I'm open to them, as I'm coming from the North Bay (willing to BART or MUNI part of the way, too).
posted by lazuli at 8:14 PM on April 15, 2017

Hi lazuli, thanks for showing up to support science! BART would be a great option since the march begins and ends right near 2 BART stations. (Get off at the Embarcadero station and walk about 1 block to the meeting point, then catch your train after the march at the Civic Center station.) I'd imagine you could find parking fairly easily on a Saturday at most East Bay BART stations. However, parking in downtown SF is a nightmare pretty much any time. Or maybe you could take a ferry to the Ferry Building, then BART/Muni back to the Ferry Building after the march?
posted by Quietgal at 10:00 AM on April 16, 2017 [1 favorite]

Also, if anybody wants a lab coat, I dug out my old lab coat from grad school and washed it today. It's clean but stained (not blood, the brown specks are actually silver stain) and it's pretty beat up, but if you want a vintage women's small lab coat with my name on it, it's yours. Might come in handy at Halloween, or give it back to me after the march.
posted by Quietgal at 1:11 PM on April 16, 2017

I am definitely going in my awesome T-rex inflatable costume. If anyone else wants to acquire a T-rex costume, please join my dino gang!
posted by gingerbeer at 4:06 PM on April 16, 2017 [1 favorite]

Don't think I can make it this time, Quietgal. Apologies. I'll be there in spirit!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 6:24 PM on April 17, 2017

see y'all tomorrow.

That's an awesome costume, gingerbeer!
posted by Zed at 2:51 PM on April 21, 2017

argh. Can't make it after all. Fight the good fight, STEMfolk.
posted by Zed at 10:05 AM on April 22, 2017

I'm at the northern light tower wearing a pink hat, white lab coat, and black Genentech tshirt
posted by Quietgal at 12:09 PM on April 22, 2017

Scanning the crowd for a sign of a giant inflatable dinosaur.
posted by zachlipton at 12:25 PM on April 22, 2017

The March for Science was a lot of fun - so many clever and hilarious signs! It was great to see everyone who managed to meet up at the light tower, veterans of the Women's March and new friends alike, and I hope the others had a great time wherever you ended up.

Please share your favorite signs and slogans!

I'll start: "Coal is bad. Just ask Santa Claus."
posted by Quietgal at 4:20 PM on April 22, 2017 [1 favorite]

I made an imgur of a few of my favorite signs. Great to see you guys, but as for missing gingerbeer and giant inflatable dinosaur: I am disappoint
posted by zachlipton at 4:32 PM on April 22, 2017 [2 favorites]

Lovely to meet you all! My favorite sign was still "Knowing stuff is good. Seriously, I can't believe I have to march for this, jeez."
posted by lazuli at 4:46 PM on April 22, 2017

Well, after instigating a T-rex contingent, I ended up with a work commitment and couldn't be there. My friends, however, made the paper.

Let me know when there is another event suitable for a T-rex gang.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:30 PM on April 23, 2017 [1 favorite]

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