We are scientists. We are enthusiasts. We are seekers of knowledge. We are Chicagoans. We are humans.
Why am I speaking at the March for Science in Chicago? I am not a professor, or a doctor, or a scientist. The reason is simple. Science makes our city stronger.
We gather today, on Earth Day, here at Shikaakwa (an Algonquin word that means “the field of smelly onions”). Shikaakwa was a major crossroads for indigenous people before it was renamed Chicago. I begin…