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Time for biotechies to stand up and be counted on Kendall Square

 ‘Nerve Center’, a bronze and glass public art sculpture, by artist Chris Williams in Kendall Square on July 1, 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts Paul Marotta/Getty Images


Not happy with plans to trim the budget at the NIH? More than a bit disturbed at the way the administration is handling immigration and H1B visas for workers? Care to register that thought?

Then this is a great time to step over to Kendall Square and join your biotech colleagues in a moment of biotech solidarity. The Kendall Square Association is planning an aerial photo shoot to capture the moment April 22 at 10 am.

Says the group on their Facebook page:

Join us at the corner of Main and Vassar streets at 10am on April 22nd along with hundreds of your colleagues and friends to stand up in celebration of our collective success, and in solidarity against the many proposals that threaten these industries.

This all started with an open letter from more than 200 biotech execs, including crowd organizer and Alnylam CEO John Maraganore, protesting new immigration rules targeting a group of largely Muslim countries.

Now they’re taking it to the streets. Or the Square, in any case. With a big helping hand from MassBio.

There will be no speeches. No signup necessary.

Just bring yourself and maybe a few colleagues. Tweet about it — #diversitywins. Make it a thing.


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