Science Demands Action
- New York
SDA is a newly incorporated volunteer run non-profit created by the planning committees of the first annual Buffalo March for Science that took place on April 22nd, 2017 in Delaware Park.
The March for Science movement stands for cutting edge science education, consistent research funding, benefits of science that are accessible to women and underrepresented minorities, environmental protections, and evidence based public policy.
SDA is not affiliated with any college or university and is a community wide movement, but does currently rely on meeting spaces within Buffalo's colleges and universities.
SDA’s mission is to guide communities in using science for social good. Our core values are listed below.
Scientific Literacy: We know that a practical knowledge of the scientific process helps communities make better personal and political choices.
Evidence-Based Policy: We know that the best policies are not created by political ideologies or media talking points. We advocate for legislation that successfully utilizes relevant information across fields.
Diversity: We know that diverse voices working together create better strategies, policies, and action. Inclusion makes us all stronger.
Grassroots Community Organizing: We know that amplifying community voices encourages participation in all levels of government.
Integrated Disciplines: We know that collaboration over competition allows us to learn from one another and devise creative solutions.
True Dialogue: We know that the practice of science should be accessible, transparent, and accountable to communities. This means active listening, accurate reporting, and responsive research.
Nonpartisanship: We know that strong policy decisions transcend political parties. We seek to speak meaningfully to influence policy, rather than politics.
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