Northern NJ – Northern NJ NOW and NJ NOW are just two of a diverse list of sponsors for the New Jersey March for Science which will take place on Saturday, April 22 2017 in Trenton in solidarity with the March for Science in Washington D.C. and the over 480 other satellite marches being held simultaneously around America and the world. It will take place outside the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, NJ, starting at 10:00 am.
The speaking program for the march is a diverse coalition of scientists, environmentalists, medical professionals, primary and secondary school educators, religious leaders, and members of the public who consider themselves advocates for science.
The preliminary list of speakers for the March for Science: Prof. Matthew Buckley – Assistant professor of physics at Rutgers University, founder of the New Jersey March for Science. Prof. Kimberly Cook-Chennault – Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University. Rev. L.L. DuBreuil – Pastor of Faith United Church of Christ in Union, New Jersey. Gov. James Florio – New Jersey Governor, 1990-1994. Prof. David Hughes – Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University and president of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT Union. Laura Overdeck – Founder of the educational non-profit Bedtime Math and vice- chair of the board of Liberty Science Center Ed Richardson – Executive Director, New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Prof. Abdolreza (Shadi) Tahvildar-Zadeh – Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University. Jeff Tittel – Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker – Physicist and NJ16 State Assemblyman.