On March 4, 1969, the Union of Concerned Scientists held its first public event at MIT. On that day, UCS founders staged a teach-in with the goal of disrupting teaching and research to give way to a different kind of teaching—reflecting on the misuse of scientific knowledge and protesting the atrocities that the US government perpetrated against the Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War.
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Millions of us marched in the streets. We called on elected leaders to act on climate, healthcare, racism, and inequality. The election season was in full swing. We wondered if our dreams would fit in a ballot box. As we prepared to cast our votes, the Coronavirus pandemic changed everything.
We are now coming to terms with the fact that nothing about our politics and public policies can be taken for granted. Yet, for many, politics have never offered any guarantees.