March for Science – Milwaukee announces location

MILWAUKEE (March 30, 2017)March for Science – Milwaukee announces on Thursday details and the location of the march and rally to be held on Earth Day, April 22, 2017, in conjunction with hundreds of satellite marches happening simultaneously world-wide to stand up for science-based policy decisions in government.

The City of Milwaukee approved the permit on March 16th and Milwaukee County approved a permit on March 29th, allowing the use of the sidewalks and Red Arrow Park. A program of speakers is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at Red Arrow Park. The official march is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on the corner of State and Water Streets, taking a 2 mile route to the Milwaukee Public Museum and back.

The march will begin by heading West on State Street, before turning South on James Lovell Street towards the Milwaukee Public Museum. The march will then circle past the Central Library via Wells Street, 8th Street and Wisconsin Avenue before heading back to Red Arrow Park via 6th Street and Kilbourn Avenue. The program of speakers will resume in Red Arrow Park following the march. The event ends at 5 p.m. with opportunities to speak with volunteers and sign up to get involved with future events.

More details pertaining to facilities, accessibility, staging, water stations, and public transportation options are forthcoming. March for Science – Milwaukee expects >1,000 attendees and is finalizing appropriate safety and sanitation accommodations.

Volunteers interested in helping with organizational efforts on the day of the march may sign up at www.sciencemarchmke.com. A volunteer orientation is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8th at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Members of the media are invited to attend and interview volunteers and organizers.

Representatives of the March for Science – Milwaukee are available for interviews with members of the media. To schedule an interview, contact Jason Kern, (262) 229-9077, jason@sciencemarchmke.com. Regular updates will be included in our newsletter. Press interested in receiving newsletter announcements can subscribe to our mailing list (www.sciencemarchmke.com).

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