March for Science

The Wee Folk Players (They’re a Stitch) welcome signs of spring, rebirth and perseverance — birds singing, plants flowering and protesters chanting…

MARCH FOR SCIENCE — Listen to Evidence — 
On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, scientists will walk out of the lab and into the streets for the March for Science. The march will take place in Washington DC, as well as 100’s of satellite locations around the country and the world. Their website explains:

“It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.”

“The March for Science is a celebration of science.  It’s not only about scientists and politicians; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world. Nevertheless, the march has generated a great deal of conversation around whether or not scientists should involve themselves in politics. In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery, we might ask instead: can we afford not to speak out in its defense?”

The prop crew made this wee globe, fashioned after the official logo of a certain real estate and hotel empire.

The Wee Folk Players (They’re a Stitch) formed after the 2016 election and have produced a string of episodes in the American Drama Series. To keep up with new posts, subscribe to this blog (top right column on the home page). For a wide ranging look at new and old material from my studio, please follow along on Instagram and Facebook. And to find out about Salley Mavor’s post-election satire, please read this interview.

10 thoughts on “March for Science

  1. Good for the scientists! I wish I lived close enough to march with them. I find T’s policies on the environment, global warming, Keystone pipeline, and on and on appalling. His cavalier lack of knowledge knows no bounds. His past statements on women make his treatment of the environment the equivalent of raping Mother Earth over and over again. He is immoral and a poor excuse for a leader. Thanks again for your beautiful satirical scenes.

  2. Marvelous images remind us to support our essential scientific community.
    Scientists are heroes !
    High praise for the props crew for the entire series !!!
    Only one suggestion: please consider replacing blue curtains with gold, just at T has done it the Oval Office.

  3. Well done Salley! Thank you for stretching beyond your beautiful birds, fairy tale and historic characters. Your ‘Covered up’ series was genius.
    Artists have always led the way to understanding, and we appreciate your skill and artistry along with humor to continue the tradition. Wee Folk rock!

  4. Keep it coming Salley! Your posts are very important and helpful to keep us aware of what is happening in our new Trump World.

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