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  • April 22, 2017


On April 22, hundreds of thousands of people around the world gathered together to champion the role science plays in promoting the common good. COSSA staff gathered with social and behavioral scientists to march down the streets of Washington, DC and share the importance of our sciences in particular in advancing our health, well-being, economies, and safety. We thank everyone who marched in support of the social sciences in Washington and around the world! To learn about other ways you can get involved in activities in support of social science research, visit our Take Action page¬†and sign up for COSSA’s action alerts. Our original March for Science information is archived below.


COSSA is an official partner of the the March for Science, a nonpartisan movement that is organizing marches and events around the world in support of robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity on behalf of  on April 22 (read the press release here). We are excited to participate in the event in solidarity with other scientists and science enthusiasts as we showcase the important contributions that science, especially the social and behavioral sciences, make to our country and global community. We hope you will join us in Washington or in a city near you on April 22. Satellite marches are planned in nearly 300 cities around the world.

We are building a list of activities and programming related to the March organized by COSSA’s member societies and other relevant organizations below. If your organization is planning an activity not listed below, please email us to add it.¬†To receive email¬†updates on the March for Science from COSSA, sign up here. Note: this is a separate list from COSSA’s other newsletters and will only be used for communications related to the March for Science.

Learn more about the March for Science:

March for Science National WebsiteFINAL SIGN Care about People
Participant Registration
Satellite Marches
List of Partners
DC March Details
Tips for Federal Employees


COSSA staff will be distributing signs for the March at some of the gathering points listed below. You can also print your own sign to take with you to the March. Download the PDF here.




American Psychological Association
12:00-1:30 pm,¬†‚ÄúBeyond the March: Advocating for Psychological Science‚ÄĚ Training (in-person and webcast)

Friends of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Happy Hour
5:00-8:00 pm, Mackey’s Pub (1306 G St, NW)


American Association of Geographers
9:00-6:30, Open house for gathering and refreshments (Receptionf rom 5:00-6:30) (AAG Meridian Place Office, 1710 16th Street, NW), RSVP here

American Political Science Association
2:00-5:00 pm, Open house during the March for device charging and refreshments (APSA Headquarters, 1527 New Hampshire Ave, NW), RSVP here

American Sociological Association
8:00-9:30 am: Pre-March breakfast at ASA offices (with the American Educational Research Association), (1430 K Street, NW, Suite 600), RSVP here

American Statistical Association
8:00-10:00 am: Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Open House (Mathematical Association of America Carriage House, 1781 Church St, NW), RSVP here


American Association of Geographers
1:30-2:00 pm, in front of the National Museum of American History, Constitution Ave and 13th St, NW)

American Psychological Association
9:00-2:00 pm, in front of the National Museum of American History (Mall-facing side by the Infinity Sculpture, 14th St and Madison NW). APA staff will be wearing blue “I’m PSYCHed for SCIENCE” t-shirts.

Linguistic Society of America
1:30 pm, at the statue of General José Gervasio Artigas (Triangle bounded by Constitution Ave, Virginia Ave, and and 18th St NW) (sign up here)

Social Work Groups (Council on Social Work Education, National Association of Social Workers, and Society for Social Work and Research)
11:00 am, in front of Smithsonian Castle (Mall-facing, Jefferson Street side)

Society for Research in Child Development
10:00 am, in front of Smithsonian Castle (Mall-facing, Jefferson Street side)

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
1:30 pm, in front of the National Museum of American History (Mall-facing side by the Infinity Sculpture, 14th St and Madison NW)


American Anthropological Association
AAA March for Science website
Facebook event page
Talking points
Anthropology News Call for Proposals: Why Will You March for Science?

American Association of Geographers
AAG March for Science website (logistics, printable signs)

American Psychological Association
APA March for Science website (logistics, printable signs, T-shirts for purchase)

American Psychosomatic Society
APS home page with links to talking points, printable signs, and sample letter-to-the-editor

American Sociological Association
ASA March for Science website

Council on Social Work Education, National Association of Social Workers, Society for Social Work and Research
March for Science website (American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare) with printable signs

Linguistic Society of America
LSA March for Science website
Slogan contest for linguistics-themed March signs
Facebook page to connect participants in satellite marches

Population Association of America
PAA March for Science website
Facebook page

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
SPSSI March for Science website
Survey to connect social and behavioral scientists attending the March

Official March for Science Partners

American Anthropological Association*
American Association of Geographers
American Educational Research Association*
American Psychological Association*
American Psychosomatic Society
American Sociological Association*
Linguistic Society of America*
National Association of Social Workers
National Communication Association*
Population Association of America*
Society for Prevention Research
Society for Research in Child Development*
Society for Social Work and Research
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues


American Historical Association
American Political Science Association*
American Statistical Association*