Do you want to get involved in the central Speaking of Research committee? We need your help to expand the Speaking of Research movement.
We need students and scientists to start ‘Speaking of Research’ groups on their campus. We would offer these “chapters” help and advice on how to make their voice heard, in a climate where animal rights activists dominate the media and stifle open debate. Members of these chapters could then choose to become part of the central Speaking of Research committee which would discuss (e-mail communication) how to best coordinate activities at a national level.
Speaking of Research chapters would organize debates and talks at their university. They would be available to give comments to local media on animal rights and animal research issues. They would be able to spread word of Speaking of Research and direct people to the website and Facebook group. They would be able to organize speakers for talks at local schools and other nearby universities.
Alternatively you can get involved in the central Speaking of Research committee without starting a local group. We need people to help write articles for the website – both to expand the information about animal research, and to update the public on the latest developments in science that have been made through animal research. Any scientists willing to write 300-500 word blog posts (be it a one off, or every few weeks), mentioning recent medical advances made possible through animal research, would be warmly welcomed.
With your help we can help effect a national change in the public perception of animal research – It’s been done before in the UK (see the UK experience).
To start up a Speaking of Research chapter at your university contact Tom Holder (firstname.lastname@example.org).