On April 22, 2017, I gathered with my wife, my sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and a few thousand amiable strangers in New York City to draw attention to an issue of concern for all of us: the move away from rationality and fact-based decision making in America and Europe. We gathered to participate in the international March for Science. From the March's official website, its mission:
The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. 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.
And here's my moment of micro-fame: we were photographed and featured in an article that ran on the New York Times website the following day, Pictures from the March for Science.