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Dear ListServ Members:

Thank you for your comments and concerns regarding a statement from the 
GNSI Board. The Board agrees with issuing an official statement and has 
initiated the process. We are listening to our members and thank you for 
your awareness.

Best regards,
Linda M. Feltner

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Linda M. Feltner
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, President
520.803.0538



On 3/1/17 2:52 PM, Chris Gralapp wrote:
>
>
> I just received this from my professional organization, the 
> Association of Medical Illustrators*. *I am proud that they have taken 
> a stand, and I would love for GNSI to consider a similar position.  I 
> am personally considering going to the march for science on Earth Day 
> in Washington.  It would be good to have a contingent of science 
> illustrators there!
>
> Sorry in advance for waxing political!  But the future of our 
> environment and of our livelihoods are impacted by the dismissal of 
> the scientific method by our new government.
>
> Chris
>
>
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>     Members of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) have many
>     job titles - Biomedical Communicator, Visual Specialist, Creative
>     Director, Product Designer, Animator, Medical Illustrator, to name
>     just a few. Whatever the title, the driving force behind all of
>     these is a mandate to clearly and accurately explain scientific
>     facts and ideas with visuals. AMI members are fascinated by
>     scientific exploration, and have a passion for illuminating the
>     science of life.
>
>
>     Science is a method for uncovering how things work - the beautiful
>     mystery of our bodies, the tiny worlds of subatomic physics, the
>     complex machinery of biochemistry, the awe-inspiring energies of
>     stars and galaxies. It is intrinsically human to be curious, and
>     science is the tool we use to focus our curiosity by observing,
>     gathering data, and finding answers about the universe. Scientists
>     rely on the unfettered flow of information as they make
>     discoveries to inform and direct each other's work. The lay public
>     needs the free flow of information about science and its
>     discoveries in order to make rational decisions about our lives,
>     our health, and our impact on the world.
>
>
>     Recent events in the USA have raised concerns about the
>     suppression of scientific evidence and restricting access to
>     information. Whatever our individual political or ideological
>     beliefs, AMI members around the world are engaged in a profession
>     that stands at the center of communicating science - between
>     researchers, among medical professionals, from science
>     professionals to the public, and for future generations. We have a
>     fundamental calling to increase and enhance understanding about
>     scientific matters.
>
>
>     In that spirit, the AMI supports the free flow of information
>     about science and the answers it uncovers because #ScienceMatters.
>     Suppressing scientific information is detrimental to a healthy
>     society, so we will continue to use our unique skills and talents
>     as visual storytellers to clearly explain the vitally important
>     and fascinating information that science and society demands.
>
>
>     #ScienceMatters, #SciComm, #SciArt, #MedArt, #BioArt
>
> -- 
>
>
> >^..^<
>
> *Chris Gralapp*,MA, CMI, FAMI**
>
> Medical/Scientific Illustration
>
> eyeart at chrisgralapp.com
>
> chrisgralapp.com <http://chrisgralapp.com/>
>
>
>
>
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