Monthly Archives: April 2017

Tomorrow, CUNY marches for science!

Tomorrow, 350 CUNY science advocates across 10 campuses will be marching for science! Over 30,000 people have registered for March for Science NYC, joining over 500 cities around the world to celebrate and defend publicly-funded science for the common good.

CUNY March for Science NYC Route (map)

At 9:30am, more than 150 of us will meet at Macaulay Honors College (35 W 67th St.) to grab snacks, coffee, and make some last-minute signs. At 10am, we will swing up to Verdi Square to meet a group of 100-150 from Queens College*. Together, we will enter the march at 71st & Columbus Ave, moving South on Central Park West to the rally stage at 62nd. You will not be able to enter the march except at 64th, 68th, & 71st**. The 64th and 68th St. entrances will be closed once Central Park West fills up at each of these streets. You will not be able to enter the march from Central Park (exit into Central Park is permitted, but not re-entry). Marchers will be lined up along Central Park West from 61st stretching north.
At 11:30am, the march will begin at 61st St, heading South along the East side of Columbus Circle, and down Broadway towards 52nd St. As the march approaches 52nd street, groups will be directed so that the march disperses without causing a bottleneck for those behind them. Marchers will be encouraged to join the City’s Earth Day celebration with Car Free NYC.

Some Tips

  • Wear your CUNY swag, #nolabcoatsrequired
  • Bring as little as possible: photo ID, small amount of cash, credit card, fully charged cell phone, and 2-3 emergency contacts written on paper in case your phone is lost. Backpacks and large bags are discouraged
  • During the march, drop coins into plastic bottles to use as shakers. After the march, donate the coins and recycle the bottles.
Please follow @CUNYWomeninSTEM on Twitter, where we will be sharing our most up-to-date info. I will look for tweets tagged #M4SNYC to retweet.
Thanks to the DSC and USS for their support, and Kelly O’Donnell at Macaulay for offering to host us!

* Baruch College has been instructed to meet at 60th & Central Park West and will enter the march separately.

** those with mobility issues can enter at 61st & Broadway, email to arrange accessibility accommodations.

March with CUNY for Science!

Kelly O’Donnell, the Director at Science Forward at Macaulay Honors College has graciously offered to host the launching pad for all CUNY folks, groups and friends who want to March for Science together. We will meet at Macaulay at 9:30am. RSVP as we would like to provide some grab-and-go snacks sponsored by the DSC and USS. Here is a map of our meeting point, likely route to enter the march, and path of the march. If you have any special needs, such as accessibility accommodations, please send an email to

Defiance for Science poster for the March for ScienceFollow @CUNYWomeninSTEM on Twitter for updates about our CUNY group. Please mention us when you are tweeting about #M4SNYC!

The above is for those who want to march with CUNY. Please check the official March for Science NYC‘s communication channels for the most up-to-date march information.

CUNY! Join us at the March for Science NYC!

Since the 2016 US Presidential election, scientists have become deeply concerned for the preservation and future of rigorous, transparent, publicly-funded research for an equitable, just, and sustainable society. We recognize that legislation, policies, and programs differently and disproportionately affect scientists and science beneficiaries with marginalized identities. Conscientious attention to the conduct and application of research is imperative to addressing how science — the systematic study and application of observation and experimentation to build a body of knowledge — affects all people, the natural world, and the pursuit of knowledge. CUNY Women in STEM invites all New Yorkers who are concerned about these issues and value science to the March for Science NYC on April 22nd, 2017.

CUNY Women in STEM is committed to highlighting, standing in solidarity with, and acting in allyship as and with marginalized people and people with intersecting identities. We encourage individuals regardless of age, ethnicity, immigration status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, (dis)ability, education level, and/or socioeconomic status to join us in defending and advocating for public science for the public good. Just as the thousands of people around the world who are excited to march for science make up a diverse tapestry, New York City includes people who value, pursue and engage in the scientific endeavor.

We are marching to make science accessible to everyone. We advocate for individuals of all backgrounds to pursue education and careers in science; a diverse group of scientists broadens, strengthens, and enriches scientific inquiry, and therefore, our understanding of the world. Moreover, we recognize that the application of scientific research, evidence-based policies, and public data affects all of us, but can and has disproportionately disadvantaged people who are already marginalized.

The March for Science NYC is one opportunity within a cascade of mobilizations (such as the Women’s March  on January 21st,  and the upcoming May Day actions) for people to express their concerns and priorities to those who purport to represent us. The March for Science NYC is an open invitation for people to publicly resist a socio-political system that privileges some perspectives and marginalizes other voices. We see the March for Science as one way to apply sustained and consistent pressure on decision-makers to respond to the people. CUNY Women in STEM, supported by the Doctoral Students’ Council and the University Student Senate, invites CUNY students, especially those with intersecting identities and disciplines to join us at the March for Science NYC.

Help us promote the March for Science NYC by posting stickers, or through social media channels such as FacebookTwitter, Instagram, Tumbler,  using #M4SNYC.