March for Science Route and Special Opportunities

April 14, 2017

We’re back with more information about March For Science Silicon Valley. The goal of the March for Science is to celebrate science, advocate for nonpartisan support of evidence-based policy, and make science more accessible to everyone by increasing opportunities in STEM fields and education. We’re so excited to be taking this on with Silicon Valley Comic Con!

Read the full press release

More March Details: Our Route and Some Things to Keep In Mind  

We will gather at San Jose City Hall, and begin marching at 11:00 am.

The March heads to Plaza de Cesar Chavez where we will hold a rally with speakers and entertainment.

Our route is below! You can figure out how to get to City Hall with our Transportation Guide

Rally in Plaza de Cesar Chavez Rules:

  • The following are prohibited:

    • Non-service dogs
    • Bikes
    • Glass bottles or cans

Strollers are allowed. 

If you are a Comic Con participant with a possibly scary costume, please be mindful of young children at the march and rally.

Rally Details

The family-friendly festival and rally will include science-focused educational activities and booths and opportunities for advocacy.

On stage will be a variety of speakers from the Scientific community, including:

  • Mayim Bialik, NeuroScientist, Actress (Big Bang Theory)
  • Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Black Girls Code
  • Tim Ritchie, President and CEO, The Tech Museum of Innovation
  • William Moerner, PhD, Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
  • Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca, Founder DREAMers Roadmap
  • Jose Cabrera, PhD, Chemistry Professor at San Jose City College
  • Phil Plait, PhD Bad Astronomer
  • Kavita Gupta, Monta Vista High School AP Chemistry teacher and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

More speakers will be announced as they are confirmed. Check the website for more info.

Sign Making

We are gathering to make signs for the upcoming March for Science Silicon Valley! Please bring your own materials. We encourage using old cardboard, paper, the back of old signs, etc. to save and reuse materials.

Sign Making #1:

When: TODAY, Saturday 4/15 2PM to 6PM
Where: Room 213 MLK Library, 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112

Sign Making #2:

When: Tuesday 4/18 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Where: Room 213 MLK Library, 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • General Tasks (cleanup, sign making captains, information table, etc.): sign up her
  • Photography/Video: If you are interested in being one of our official photographers and/or having your work uploaded to our official album post-march, sign up here:
  • March Monitors: Traffic monitors who’ll keep the march on the sidewalk, train in rules of the road, and guide the group across streets
  • Peace Ambassadors: Head off anything that looks like it might become un-peaceful, to de-escalate any tense situations that may occur during the March and Rally.

***There is a mandatory training meeting for both Peace Ambassadors and March Monitors on April 15 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM OR April 20 at 7:00 PM, both at Billy DeFrank LGBT Center in San Jose. If interested please contact Everett directly at***

Get Your Science On

We’re less than ten days away from March Day. Order your t-shirt today to get it in time for the March!

Share your signs and ideas on our facebook page, twitter, and instagram, and use the hashtag #ScienceMarchSV

Keep spreading the word! Forward this email to any science fans and get them to sign up for the event! And as always, let us know if you have any questions or comments (just reply to this email!). 

See you soon, 

March for Science Silicon Valley Organizers