March for Science Chicago

Join RHA on Saturday, April 22, 2017 to Support Science

Register here.

In our pursuit of healthy lungs and clean air, RHA is committed to using the best scientific evidence available to support our work. Please join us and participate in the March for Science Chicago, Saturday, April 22, 2017. The march is a nonpartisan demonstration of support for science, which plays an important role in making good lung health and clean air policy.

Regardless of politics, RHA wants to protect federal funding, safeguard independent, peer-reviewed science, stand in solidarity with our nation’s researchers, and celebrate the important work that serves as the backbone of RHA’s mission.

Saturday Schedule

General Outline
Meet at the southwest corner of Pritzker Park in the Loop, which is located near the corner of Van Buren and State Street. (As there are expected to be at least 40,000 people attending the March, we felt Grant Park might be a little chaotic for a meeting point.) You can get to our meeting point easily by public transportation. If you are driving, there are many parking locations downtown. (We recommend spothero.com as an easy way to find and prepay for parking).

From Pritzker Park, we’ll walk 2-3 blocks to the rally. Then, we’ll march south to the March Expo at the Field Museum. You will probably arrive at the Expo before 1 p.m. and can stay as long as you want until the Expo ends at approximately 3 p.m.

Detailed Schedule
Meeting Point: Southwest Corner of Pritzker Park

9 a.m.


Meet with RHA at Pritzker Park (southwest corner of the park -- see map.)
During this time, you can relax, drink your coffee, get your RHA March for Science T-shirt, and/or make a sign out of foamcore boards that we will provide. We will also provide markers and premade signs.

9:40 a.m.

We will walk via Congress Parkway to the Rally in Grant Park (near the southeast corner of Columbus and Jackson)

10 a.m.

March for Science Rally begins with speakers. Speaker Details: March for Science Chicago

11 a.m.
March starts (moving south toward Museum Campus). Route Details: March for Science Chicago

12-3 p.m.

March ends at the March for Science Expo (south side of the Field Museum on the plaza.)
We will have a table at the Expo with RHA information. Come say hello!


Lunch will be on your own. You may want to bring a packed lunch or some snacks with you. We are not sure whether food will be available at the Expo.

Helpful Hints

  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • There will not be a place to leave your coats/other items. Be prepared to carry your belongings with you.
  • Bring a small backpack to carry your personal items, like a water bottle, snacks, lunch, cell phone, etc.

Post on social media with RHA!

  • Bring your cell phone -- take pictures and share them on social media!
  • On Facebook, don't forget to tag @RespiratoryHealthAssociation
  • On Twitter, don't forget to tag @RespHealth
  • Use the hashtag #RHAScienceMarch

Need help on Saturday? RHA Staff Contact Information
Brian Urbaszewski, Director of Environmental Health Programs: (312) 405-1175 (cell)
Todd Fraley, Health Law and Policy Analyst: (517) 303-5053 (cell)
Amanda Weiler, Senior Program Coordinator: (541) 968-2606 (cell)

Get Your Special Edition RHA T-Shirt

RHA is providing a free, limited edition t-shirt (while supplies last) to wear at the march. To receive a t-shirt, you must complete this registration form.

 

RHA will also have sign supplies and banners to use while we March for Science. Or make your own ahead of time and bring them with you. Additional march details be shared via email to all registered attendees as well as posted here.

For more information or to share any concerns about your participation in the March for Science Chicago, please contact Brian Urbaszewski via email or by phone at (312) 628-0245.