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Featuring public health researcher and educator Caroline Weinberg, MD, MPH

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Harvard Law School campus
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C,
Room 2036 (HLS campus map)
RSVP required to attend in person
Event will be live webcast at 12:00 pm

The March for Science is a global movement focused on promoting science and its role in society and policy.   That movement can be traced back to January 24, where in a five hour period @sciencemarchdc went from a few dozen followers to tens of thousands, growing exponentially in the following weeks.  The idea for a March for Science went viral before any plan was in place, passionate supporters ready to act when all we had was the name.   As we look to learn from the experience of the march — the triumphs and the struggles — it’s worth discussing how MFS and future movements can harness the incredible, unexpected passion for a cause into a lasting movement.

About Caroline

Caroline Weinberg, MD, MPH, is a public health researcher and educator, with a focus on social determinants of health and increased health literacy as a means of improving health outcomes in under-served communities. Since 2002, she has also worked as a health educator with an emphasis on reproductive health and healthy relationships in adolescents.

In 2017, her frustration with the persistent and pervasive anti-science policies that jeopardize our present and future led to her involvement in the March for Science, a global movement focused on promoting the role of science in society and policy.  She served as the National Co-Chair for the March for Science, culminating in the largest science event in history and uniting more than one million people in 600 locations worldwide.  She currently serves as a director of the March for Science organization, working with a dynamic team of science advocates around the globe to transition from a powerful moment to a lasting movement.

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Date:
October 31
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Venue

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, MA 02138 United States
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Phone:
617-495-7547
Website:
https://hls.harvard.edu/about/campus-map-and-directions/

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