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Attendees from across the country descended on the nation’s capital to speak up for science.

The March for Science unfolded on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and in multiple cities around the world. Coinciding with Earth Day, the event drew researchers, educators and scientifically-minded people.

The event kicked off with open teaching sessions on the Mall, followed by a rally near the Washington Monument, and then a march that traveled to the U.S. Capitol building.

NPR spoke to some of the participants about why they decided to attend the March for Science.

PHOTOS: Scientists Take To Washington To Stress A Nonpartisan Agenda

Photos: Meredith Rizzo/NPR

On March 8th, we strike together

This Wednesday, I will join other women at Tumblr and those across the world in striking on International Women’s Day, a commemorative day honoring the anniversary of the 1909 strike of the Ladies Garment Workers Union. With more than 20,000 women demanding better and safer working conditions in an unjust system, it was one of the largest union strikes in history.

A strike is not undertaken lightly, and many of the women on the front lines risked their lives in fighting for this deserved justice. It is crucial we acknowledge that strikes and human rights movements of the past have been predominantly led by low income women, immigrants, queer women, and women of color. They led, and are leading, the way to true equality.

For us, employees of Tumblr in 2017, a strike isn’t as risky. Tech is a male-dominated field, so a single day without women at Tumblr may simply mean a few empty chairs in meetings.

Tumblr provides good living wages, extensive health care coverage, and parental leave. In the United States, what should be human rights are instead considered benefits and perks associated with the tech elite and corporate class.

These privileges are why it’s imperative that we strike in solidarity with and for those who have more to lose.

On March 8th, we strike for women less fortunate than us. We demand public policy that guarantees equal pay for equal work, paid family leave, access to affordable health care, a safe workplace  and basic human rights for all women, regardless of race, religion, sexuality, disability, and gender preference. We strike in solidarity with low income women, native women, Muslim women, immigrants, LGBTQ+ and women of color who risk more than we do today.

We call for the male-dominated tech industry to hold themselves accountable for advocating for these policies. We urge all involved to use the power they have to pressure the current administration to advance equal rights for all women.

At 4pm on Wednesday, we’re attending the Women’s Rally in Washington Square. We hope you’ll join us.

Anna Niess
Caragh Poh
Katie Barnwell
Lily Derella
Lydia White
Davina Kim
Anela Chan
Megan Leet
Mary Cannon
Tiffany Chiu
Amelia Gapin
Bryana Sortino
Becca Bainbridge
Micaela Roberts
Michelle Johnson
Shubhra Kumar
Holly Tancredi
Margaux Olverd
Tanya Lett
Sarah Won
Jess Frank
Connie Li
Tamar Nachmany
Seda Yakamercan

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Protesting the Dakota Access pipeline, Native Americans march on Washington, D.C.

American Indians and their supporters are rallying in Washington against continued construction of the disputed Dakota Access pipeline.

A federal judge this week declined to halt construction of the final section of the $3.8 billion pipeline, meaning oil could begin flowing through it as early as next week.

The Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes have tried to stop the pipeline, saying it threatens their sovereignty, religious rights and water supply. The final, disputed section of the pipeline would pass under a reservoir that provides water to tribal reservations. The pipeline itself is not on tribal land.

On Friday, protesters marched from the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters to the White House. With the encouragement of President Donald Trump’s administration, the Army authorized construction of the pipeline to start again. That move canceled an environmental study ordered under the administration of President Barack Obama. (AP)

(Photos: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, Kevin Lamarque/Reuters, Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images [2], Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

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Anti-Trump ‘March for Truth’ protesters rally across the U.S.

Rallies and marches are taking place across the country to call for deeper investigation into possible Russian interference in the U.S. election and the nature of Russia’s ties to President Trump and his administration. (Getty)

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Protestors march in New York City

Demonstrators march as they take part in an anti-Trump “March for Truth” rally on June 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

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A protester holds up a sign of Vladimir Putin in New York City

A demonstrator holds up a sign of Vladimir Putin during an anti-Trump “March for Truth” rally on June 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

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New York City Protestors march holding a banner

Demonstrators march as they take part in an anti-Trump “March for Truth” on June 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

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Protesters hold up New York City newspaper covers

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Protesters wave Russian flags New York City

Demonstrators wave Russian flags as they take part in an anti-Trump “March for Truth” rally at Foley Square on June 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

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Protestors hold up signs in New York City

Demonstrators hold up signs as they take part in an anti-Trump “March for Truth” rally on June 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

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Demonstrators take part in an anti-Trump “March for Truth” rally at Foley Square on June 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

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A protester holds a sign on the National Mall

A protester holds a sign during a rally to protest President Donald Trump and his policies, on the National Mall, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Washington. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)

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Protesters gather on the National Mall

Protesters gather on the National Mall during the “March for Truth” rally demanding an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in Washington, June 3, 2017. (Photo: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters)

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Anti and pro-Trump protesters hold signs in Washington

Two people hold signs with differing points of view, during a rally to support President Donald Trump, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Washington. The rally is hosted by the Fairfax County Republican Committee and the Republican Party of Virginia. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)

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Protestors gather near the Washington Monument

Demonstrators gather near the Washington Monument during the “March for Truth” on June 3, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

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Protesters gather near the Washington Monument

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Protesters spell out ‘Impeach Trump’ in Washington

Protesters encircle a group standing to form letters that spell “Impeach Trump,” during a rally to protest President Donald Trump and his policies, on the National Mall, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Washington. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)

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A protester holds up an Anti-Trump sign in Washington

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Rissa Khan holds up a sign in Denver

Rissa Khan of Denver holds up a sign during a protest against the polices of President Donald Trump on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in downtown Denver. (Photo: David Zalubowski/AP)

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Chris Pitchford holds up a sign in Denver

Chris Pitchfork of Denver holds up a placard during a protest against the polices of President Donald Trump Saturday, June 3, 2017, in downtown Denver, Colo. (Photo: David Zalubowski/AP)

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Jeanette Martin holds up a sign in Denver

Jeanette Martin of Longmont, Colo., holds up a placard during a protest against the polices of President Donald Trump Saturday, June 3, 2017, in downtown Denver. (Photo: David Zalubowski/AP)

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Fe Baron holds up a sign in Denver

Fe Baron of Boulder, Colo., holds up a sign during a protest against the polices of President Donald Trump Saturday, June 3, 2017, in downtown Denver. (Photo: David Zalubowski/AP)

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‘March for Truth’ in Philadelphia

Hundreds gather to participate in the “March for Truth” in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 3, 2017. (Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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A protester holds up a sign in Philadelphia

Hundreds gather to participate in the “March for Truth” in Philadelphia, Pa. ,on June 3, 2017.(Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Pro and anti-Trump protestors interact in Philadelphia

Trump supporters and anti-Trump protestors engage for a brief moment at the end of the “March for Truth” in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 3, 2017. (Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Mike Hisey participates in the march in Philadelphia

Mike Hisey is seen in one of his costumes as he participates in the June 3, 2017 “March for Truth,” in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 3, 2017. (Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Anti-Trump protesters rally for Muslim and immigrant rights

Tens of thousands of people rallied in U.S. cities and at airports on Sunday to voice outrage over President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting entry into the country for travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations.

In New York, Washington and Boston, a second wave of demonstrations followed spontaneous rallies that broke out at U.S. airports on Saturday as U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents began enforcing Trump’s directive. The protests spread westward as the day progressed.

The order, which bars admission of Syrian refugees and suspends travel to the United States from Syria, Iraq, Iran and four other countries on national security grounds, has led to the detention or deportation of hundreds of people arriving at U.S. airports. (Reuters)

Photos: (from top) AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Stephen Brashear/Getty Images, Zach Gibson/Getty Images, REUTERS/Brian Snyder (2), AP Photo/Steven Senne

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I've finished it now presenting HAMILTOTS: A Child's Play

LIST OF CHARACTERS:
Mr. Washington: 31
Alex Hamilton: 5
Aaron Burr: 5
John Laurens: 5
Hercules Mulligan: 6
Lafayette: 5
Angelica Schuyler: 6
Eliza Schuyler: 4 ½
Peggy Schuyler: 2 ⅔
Sammy Seabury: 5
George King: 6
Rachel Faucette: 25

[The scene starts with minimal set with 3 tables and a teachers desk.
Two tables are SL and the other one is SR with the teacher’s desk
center stage. Mr. Washington walks in SR with Alex, they stop at
Washington’s desk. Lighting only on Washington and Alex.]
Mr. Washington: Ok Alex, you can sit next to Aaron Burr.
Alex: [Timidly] Okay [Washington pushes Alex to the first desk SL
Lights show that one boy is sitting reading a book]
Alex: [Walking cautiously over to the table] Pardon me, are you Aaron Burr?
Aaron: [Looks up from book] That depends who’s askin’
Alex: Oh! I’m Alex Hamilton, Mr. Washington told me to sit here.
Aaron: Okay [goes back to reading]
Alex: [gaining courage] Whatcha’ reading? Do you like to read? Does
Mr. Washington allow a reading period? What about-
Aaron: [Getting frustrated] Talk less
Alex: What?
Aaron: Smile more
Alex: [Confused] heh
Aaron: Don’t let people know what you are thinking. They’ll get
[annunciate] an-noy-ed [During this part, light up full stage]
John: Yo yo yo What time is it?
John, Hercules, and Lafayette: Snack time!

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Women around the world are marking International Women's Day on Wednesday, with some wearing red to work and others taking the day off to go on strike or join rallies calling for equal rights.
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“In the United States, some women are taking the day off from paid and unpaid labor in a strike billed as “A Day Without a Woman.” The action is aimed at showing the economic importance and impact of women on society. It was organized following the Women’s March on January 21, which saw huge crowds of demonstrators rally in Washington, DC, and around the nation, in a backlash against US President Donald Trump on his first full day in office. 

American women aren’t the only ones taking to the streets. In Ireland, where abortion is illegal in almost all circumstances, women and abortion rights activists wore black in a day of action dubbed “Strike 4 Repeal.”

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Donald Trump’s Muslim ban 2.0 was supposed to take effect today, however last night a federal judge in Hawaii struck it down. Nevertheless, organizers from Faith in New York, an interfaith federation of congregations building power in faith institutions through social justice and community organizing, held a rally in Washington Square Park to continually demand that New York be a true sanctuary city for refugees, Muslims, immigrants, and those who have been targeted by Trump’s administration. 

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New footage of River filming the documentary Evolutions End? at an environmental rally in Washington D.C. 1990