The MFSM community came together during a time of great upheaval in our political climate, to advocate for and safeguard scientific integrity, to celebrate public discovery, and to ensure the free and open distribution of scientific knowledge—understanding that sound science is crucial to the equity, health, and safety of life on this planet. (As you may know, our inaugural Rally and Expo in 2017 gathered over 4000 people in support of this cause and our First Annual Teach-In 2018 brought together over 250 dedicated science advocates during a crucial midterm election year.)
The 2nd Annual MFSM Teach-In 2019: Moving Forward will include participation from Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Debris Free Oceans’ Saira Fida, Miami Beach Sustainability Manager Elizabeth Wheaton, University of Miami Sustainability Manager Teddy L’Houtellier, Food and Water Watch’s Salome Garcia, CLEO Institute’s Caroline Lewis, Abess Center Director Gina Maranto, City of Coral Gables Attorney Miriam Ramos, environmental activist Luis Rodriguez, environmental activist Nancy Metayer, and Miami Waterkeeper.
Together with the HOPE Center at the University of Miami School of Law, we plan to educate, but also to have attendees walk away with the seeds of a petition or workable policy they can support and defend on the path towards change. In this spirit, last year we held a panel on public health research as it relates to gun violence and this year, we will have a community group gathering petition signatures for a Florida constitutional amendment to ban assault weapons. Let us see what this year’s Teach-In will inspire! Join us for a day of advocacy and education.
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