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Sarawr Queen of Kings
Wife, Mother, Father's Rights Advocate, Systems Administrator, Geek, Writer, Dungeon Master, basically, all-around awesome
Wife, Mother, Father's Rights Advocate, Systems Administrator, Geek, Writer, Dungeon Master, basically, all-around awesome

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Then there's this fucking guy... I rarely pull out the f-- word. He's gotten it a couple times from me...


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My Mother's Day was pretty awesome ;)
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Meet #GoogleGnome. The smart yard is finally here →

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Just a reminder that this is the official tee for the March of Science- Kansas City 
[Admin] Unless you're buying your shirt here, your money is going to a for-profit company. Support your march here in KC! (Children's shirts coming soon.) And YES, enough have been ordered that this will be funded.

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Ok kids, it's ridiculously stupid how easily we can fix this, so please click the link and follow the directions.


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March for Science - Kansas City
This is the official Kansas City - March for Science event!



The March

In the lovely Washington Square Park, on April 22, 2017 (Earth Day!) we will gather to protest the current administration’s policies by listening to our impressive and ever-growing list of speakers (see below), experiencing various booths and teach-in interactive lessons for children and grownups alike!

When is the March?
Where - Washington Square Park, Kansas City, MO 64108
Date - April 22, 2017
Time - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Post-March After Party
Announcement coming March 17! Stay tuned!

Who are you?

Everyone who is organizing this event is a volunteer. They have donated their time and talents. We are incredibly grateful to have an amazing community in Kansas City from moderators of our social media pages to local business owners who provided us with resources and venues!

The group:

See bios of the KC March for Science Admins below.

What do you stand for?

We want the KC March to be an educational, enjoyable and peaceful gathering of science-loving minds.
We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy-makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.

Why aren’t we marching?

We are unable to purchase the permits to be a parade which is the only legal way to walk in the streets, so we decided to focus less on the marching and more on the science itself. We will have teach-ins, educational booths, voter registration booths and interactive activities for children. But if you happen to organize as groups and march in as your signs, there’s nothing we can do to stop you.

Who will be speaking?

We have blocked out 4 hours for speeches. In-between our invited guest speakers, we will invite members of the audience to join us on the stage and share their Why I March story.

Current confirmed speakers (subject to change).

Roy Jansen, PhD - Director, University of Kansas Cancer Center
Sci Babe - Yvette d’Entremont,
Kenneth Peterson, PhD - Director, Center for Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology

Where can I donate?

You can donate money to the KC March for Science Chapter at

Or buy a shirt here: (Locally-made shirts to come.)

Why do you need donations?
With support from the National D.C. March for Science organizers and other various Kansas City local organizations (Indivisible, Women’s March) and have assessed the following necessary purchases in order to put on a family friendly, safe and enjoyable event.

We need money to purchase the necessary health and safety equipment (port-o-potties, EMTs, police), city permits, etc.
What will you do with money left over after the organization of the March is done?

All of the leftover donations will go directly back into Kansas City! We intend to divide the remaining funds and donate to local science supporting organizations (TBD).

Can I bring my child?
Of course! This will be a safe environment for children, and we hope they learn something too! Children’s activities are planned.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, you may bring your furry science supporters but they are required to be on leash and you must clean up after any messes your pet makes.

Why I March:

Make a sign with the words Why I March and tell us why you’re going to be marching for science! It can be a picture, video, or poem, basically anything you can think of and tweet it at @marchforscienceKC or email it to We will choose the 25 submissions and invite you onto the stage on April 22 and ask you to share your opinion/story. This march is about making our voices heard and we mean to do so!


Jessie Blakeborough works as a virtual college adviser for low-income, underrepresented students across America. In addition to personalized counseling, she also conducts college access-based experiments to analyze successful outreach practices and student behaviors. She has spent several years as a Freelance Journalist in the Kansas City area after graduating with a BSc in Journalism and International Studies from the University of Kansas in 2013. An explorer at heart, Jessie has also lived in Scotland, England, Japan, and South Korea. She currently resides in the KC area with her adorable ginger pup Dobby.

Kenny Lee, PhD, still needs to tell you all about himself. But Jen worked with Kenny at the Stowers Institute and Kenny is now working toward being a high school teacher.

Jennifer Pace has 12 years of research experience in developmental biology. She has worked at the Stowers Institute in Kansas City and the IGBMC in Strasbourg, France, and is currently employed as a Research Associate at KU Med. Her passions are food, wine, animals, and travel, and she currently resides in midtown KC with her two crazy pups, Darwin and Barley.

Why I March: I march to reverse the culture of anti-intellectualism, fear of fact, and censorship of the scientific community.

Ian Shea-Cahir runs social media recruiting and employment experience and YRC Freight outside Kansas City. He spent 13 years as a newspaper journalist and editor, then spent a decade in social media and communications for major universities including UC Davis, the University of Kansas and Princeton University. He is married to an engineer with four children. He loves, soccer, Star Wars and early 1990s Britpop.

Why I march:
My wife is an engineer, as are 6 other members of my family. We live in a world where science is what brings us everything that we value in this world of convenience. As a father with two sons and two daughters, I can only hope that they have the tools and the skills to be able to take the world even farther. Ignoring the value and need for science is contrary to the idea that parents want a better world for their kids. We can't let that happen.

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