We march for young chemists around the world so their voices can be heard.
We march because some of the largest scientific advancements have been made in the face of adversity.
We march because we believe that everyone should have the right to share their intellectual ideas and not be silenced.
We march so that all young people regardless of gender or identity know that they too can be chemists. And doctors, and astronauts.
We march because chemists can guarantee the best pharmaceuticals, the best materials, and a healthy environment.
We march for policy and the advancement of science.
We march because chemistry has no borders and we must all work together across oceans and continents.
We march for a truly international understanding of how chemistry effects the world we live in.
We march to be heard.
We march for facts.
Around the world organizations are taking a stand in the name of science, we, at the International Younger Chemists Network, would like to join these chemists, physicists, biologists, psychologists, and every science in between in their nonpartisan march!
On April 22nd, 2017 scientist will be taking their experiments to the streets. We would like to stand beside them and march with them throughout the world. It is very important for governmental institutions to understand that science, and specifically chemistry, is a truly international craft. There is an art to the work we do, and as the next generation of rising chemists it is our responsibility to NOT stay silent, to not let our voices be unheard, and to stand up for the advancement of knowledge.
We look forward to seeing all of you in cities around the globe this Earth Day. It’s time to be a catalyst, not an inhibitor.