Science for the People
Science for the People (SftP) originally arose in 1969 out of the anti-war movement and lasted until 1989. With radical analysis and non-hierarchical governing structure, Science for the People tackled the militarization of scientific research, the corporate control of research agendas, the political implications of sociobiology and other scientific theories, the environmental consequences of energy policy, inequalities in health care, and many other issues. Since 2015, SftP veterans have collaborated with a new generation of SftP members to explore the history of radical science and to rebuild the organization for today. Science for the People organizes scientists, activists, students, and scholars to face these issues head-on in research institutions, universities, and communities.
The Boston Chapter
The Boston-area chapter of Science for the People is a diverse and inter-generational collective of science enthusiasts, students, researchers, and academics who share a vision of democratic, liberatory science. We welcome all like-minded people, regardless of class, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, or religion. Our notion of a people-focused science is not static or narrowly defined. It is motivated by the idea that science and technology should empower people and help us fight exploitation, discrimination, and inequality. We invite everyone interested in this vision to join the conversation and help shape the organization.