Amnesty International Going To March For Science In South Bend

On April 22, 2017, Amnesty International will take part in a “March for Science” that will be live-streamed to Washington D.C., and you can join them!

If you’re concerned about the lack of political progress in issues such as climate change, space exploration, nuclear energy, and genetically altered food, then you have a chance to make your voice heard. There will be worldwide marches on April 22, 2017, which is also Earth Day, and one of these marches will be in South Bend. The local march will be live-streamed via satellite to Washington D.C., where the main protest will be.

“Science has kept America at the forefront of technology and advancements in all areas of life”, said Mrs. Kim Reitz, Anatomy and Biology teacher, and head of Amnesty International. “We need to not reject science because it doesn’t fit in with what we want to believe.”

When asked what role Amnesty International is playing in the march, Mrs. Reitz said, “Amnesty believes that environmental policy is an important health issue and quality of life issue.” Amnesty will be a part of many people wanting a better world, and they will specifically lobby for less pollution and easy-to-access medical care.

The March for Science will occur on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, from 2 to 6 P.M. The march will begin in Howard Park, and finish at the Morris Center. For more information, you can visit the main website for the South Bend protest here. Questions about Amnesty International or the protest can be asked to Mrs. Reitz at kreitz@phm.k12.in.us.