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The People’s Science Fair

Fri April 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

UMass Amherst, between the Campus Pond and Du Bois Library — coincides with Founders’ Day Cookout and Student Farmers’ Market!

The People’s Science Fair, organized by Western Mass Science for the People, will showcase diverse efforts by Western Massachusetts residents to harness STEM for social, economic, racial, environmental, climate, and cultural justice. Participants will include campus-based researchers with justice-oriented projects, grassroots organizers whose work involves STEM knowledge, and student activists committed to building a just future. For updated information, please see https://westernmass.scienceforthepeople.org/events/peoples-science-fair-2023/

Tables will represent a wide range of projects and offer many opportunities for cross-pollination between:

  • sustainable agriculture and farmworker justice
  • demilitarization and climate action
  • community-based medicine and health equity
  • science education, the arts, and social justice
  • labor unions and anti-racist organizing in STEM
  • prison and police abolition, and building systems for community care
  • history, anthropology, and science activism
  • and much more!


Co-Sponsors (as of April 3, 2023):

People’s Science Network (of Science for the People)

Five Colleges, Inc. (Five College Lecture Fund)

At UMass Amherst: Department of Afro-American Studies; Anthropology Department; Civic Engagement & Service Learning; Energy Transition Institute; Ethnography Collective @ UMASS Amherst; Graduate Employee Organization; History Department; Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department; Massachusetts Society of Professors; Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics Department Anti-Racism Committee; Political Economy Research Institute; Social Thought & Political Economy Program; Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies Department; University Relations; Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department; World Studies Interdisciplinary Project and Mellon Foundation

At Amherst College: Center for Community Engagement

At Hampshire College: Dean of Faculty

At Smith College: Center for Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability; Department of Environmental Science & Policy; Jandon Center for Community Engagement


Fri April 28, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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UMass Amherst, between the Campus Pond and Du Bois Library
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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