A group of our TUSDM students with Social Justice Alliance participated in the March for Science which took place on Saturday, April 22 in the Boston Common. The march celebrated the diverse array of scientific research occurring in Boston and also promoted evidence based practices, education, literacy, funding, and communication.
Spencer Nice (D18) reflects:
“Social justice and science play important roles in everything we do, especially in dentistry. Science allows us to see the world as it is, and shows us where injustices exist. While attending the March for Science, I came into a discussion about how science is a field where we search for the best equitable and just practices. It allows us to set aside our preconceived notions and stop judging; to take a better look at what is actually occurring.The crowd on the Boston Common was full of people from all walks of life. All races, religions, genders, sexualities and backgrounds were in attendance. It was a place of gathering full of people who believe in pushing our Earth toward a future of evidence based and non-discriminatory practices. At the March for Science, I was reminded once again that the fact is that we are all equal, we are all human. We shouldn’t need science to prove equality, but it was still a truly valuable experience to surrounded by a group of forward-thinking people who know that having trust in the scientific method and peer-review can lead to a future of equality, acceptance, and social justice for all.”