Welcome to the Twin Cities Chapter of Science for the People! We are democratically-active citizens and scientists concern ourselves with issues at the intersection of sciences, society, and power. We hope you will join us in imagining and building just and sustainable futures whether you’re in ‘the cities‘ or ‘greater Minnesota!‘
Mission Statement: SftP TC is a radical organization that sees science, society, and power as intimately and inherently linked. Radical means going to the root of, and examining the structures, assumptions, and power relationships in all areas, so that what is, or what has been, need not determine what will be. We aim to challenge the status quo within the science establishment and society at large. We seek to join in solidarity with local and regional community and social movements, and participate in the international Science For The People Movement. Our members work at the intersection of our personal, political, and professional identities. We welcome the active participation of all people committed to imagining and building just and sustainable futures.
Updates and Info
As we wrap up 2022, we’d like to share that the archives from the @MNSnarkDept twitter account can be found in this google drive folder. Our YouTube and Facebook pages will continue to host content. We wouldn’t want anyone to forget about all these great moments like our State Fair Exhibit!
Midwest CO2 Pipelines Climate Impacts
Overview As of June 2022, three large CO2 pipeline systems are proposed for the Midwest. The map below is speculative based on the facilities currently signed on, because the pipeline corporations have not finalized their routes yet. There is a clear lack of central planning and regulation for these systems overlapping each other across the …
Line 3 Counter-Mapping
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Things we’ve done / Things we do
Science For The People is powered by the passions of its members to advance the cause of just and sustainable futures. Here is a list of initiatives, events, and accomplishments that SFTP-TC has been involved with. This list is neither comprehensive, nor do we wish to limit our future efforts to the range of our prior engagements.
Line 3 Organizing (Petition, Gathering at the Capitol, Teach-in)
Minnesota Green New Deal Convening & Brainstorming
LOTS of workplace lunches (sharing joys and struggles)
Semi-regular book club meetings
Tabling at Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice organized by the People’s Climate movement
Leading Discussion at the Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair (a branch of the IWW)
Drafting and Circulating a letter in support of Dr. Blasey-Ford signed by over 450 scientists and allies
Allying with Voices for Environmental Justice to build an environmental justice movement at the University of Minnesota
Collaborating with the Kitty Anderson Youth Science Center (a justice-focused youth science group) at the Science Museum of Minnesota
Hosting Sheila and Frank Rosenthal from Indiana, long time SftP members, during a Minnesota trip
Supporting efforts by the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corp
Facebook (you can also message us here)
Join our general mailing list – https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/science-for-the-people-twin-cities