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SCIENCE FOR THE PEOPLE
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STUDENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL CHAMPAIGN, ILL. 61820

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Science for the People (SftP) emerged out of the antiwar and civil rights movements of the 1960s. Members participated in demonstrations, sit-ins, and other actions to draw attention to the militarization of science, and the ways in which “establishment” science organizations failed to address or exacerbated social inequities worldwide. They also collaborated with the Black Panther Party in Chicago to set up health clinics. By the 1980s, membership declined and the organization all but vanished. SftP re-emerged after the election of President Donald Trump in 2016.

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Mervis, J. (2017, April 4). As scientists prepare to march, Science for the People reboots. Science. Retrieved from https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/scientists-prepare-march-science...

The Science for the People editorial team. (2017, April 18). Which way for science? Science for the People. Retrieved from https://scienceforthepeople.org/2017/04/18/which-way-for-science/

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