Larry et al,
Attached is an alternative version based on Larry’s initial draft. I tried to sharpen the political context and bring in the dialectical nature of science (i.e. its positive and negative uses).
I will be away on vacation until August 20 or so, and will have limited ability to interact further about this until then.
Thanks for considering my views on this. I look forward to staying in touch.
P.S. I was one of the early activists in SftP, all the way back to when it was called SESPA. I was particularly involved in actions at AAAS meetings and worked with the New York City chapter.
Frank S. Rosenthal, Ph.D.
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Purdue University School of Health Sciences
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Frank and all:
A general reply to the discussion on the conference call about the Mission Statement. I am used to editing Word documents about chemistry research (not a document like a mission statement) and sending them to various countries, France, Spain, Portugal and Brazil, and my Chinese students. Not always easy, but it can be done.
If you think there are serious problems in content or tone, please let me know. Will be helpful to me to discuss them.
1. Its a draft. It can be changed.
2. General comments are welcomed.
3. What I appreciate even more than general comments is actual editing. If you use Word’s editing functions, fine. If you don’t use Words editing functions and you want to make improvements, please change the color.
4. When editing by hand please print legibly, that is not too fast. I have trouble reading other handwritings until I am used to them
The Science for the People Revitalization group will have its next conference call this coming Sunday, August 2nd at 7PM EST/6PM CST/4PM PST.
This call will focus on developing our communications strategy and leveraging our resources like the website and social media. We need to think about what types of content we want to produce and ways to use these platforms to help organizing at the local, regional, and national levels. Also, it seems prudent to establish contacts for local efforts to put online. Even it is only a few of us at the beginning, I am sure this will grow over time.
The number and meeting ID are:
Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7031
Meeting ID: 621-072-494
Host ID: 6522
This group has a conference call the first Sunday of every month at 7PM EST/6PM CST/4PM PST.
If you are interested in further participation in the SftP revival, please reply to this email with your contact information.