Play-In For Climate Action

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Air pollution isn’t just unhealthy to breathe – it threatens our children’s future. That’s why moms across the country want to see meaningful action on climate.

On July 7, 2015 parents and kids from across the country will rally at Upper Senate Park in Washington, DC to call for climate action. This family-friendly protest against the air pollution that causes dangerous climate change will showcase exactly what’s at stake as temperatures and sea levels rise: our kids. Moms know that kids can’t sit still, so we are ditching a traditional sit-in–and having our second annual Play-In.

JOIN US for fun activities for kids and a press conference, as we deliver a public message from families across the country: it’s time to get serious about climate change!

Location:

  • Upper Senate Park
  • 200 New Jersey Ave NW,
  • Washington, DC 20001

Click here for a map of the area.

Schedule:

  • 9:30-10:00 AM: Registration
  • 9:30-11:00 AM: Family activities
    • Stories, songs and games with Natalie Cronin, founder of Tinker Tree Play Care in New York City
    • Capoeira lessons with Capoeira Angola teacher Troy Thomas
    • Yoga with Amanda Jacobs from Mama’s Wellness Joint, hula hooping with Sirkus Dayz, puppet play with Spiral Q, parachute play, and sign-making with art supplies donated by SCRAP DC
    • Musical Acts and Entertainment:
    • TheFourSW, an award-winning teenage group that sings about climate change and its impacts.
    • Ms. Cacie, a DC coffee-house regular whose range includes melodic originals and folksy hits catering to children.
    • Baba Ras D and his “Harambee” program of drumming and singing. Harambee is Swahili for “all pull together”.
    • Osa Obaseki is a hip hop artist with The Sanctuaries, an arts community that promotes social change. Osa will deliver an original spoken word poem.
  • 11:00-11:30 AM: Press conference
    • Speakers:
    • Angela Alfaro, Servicios de La Raza, Statewide Board Member of Colorado Latino Forum, Protegete.
    • Laura Burns, mother, blogger and former biologist.
    • Maria Cardona, CNN Political Contributor, Principal at Dewey Square Group, Founder of Latinovations.
    • Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, Retired Senior Pastor, Providence Missionary Baptist Church.
    • Reverend Dr. Yvette Griffin, Co-Pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Michigan.
    • Nicole Hernandez Hammer, Sea level rise expert and Florida field organizer for Moms Clean Air Force.
    • Katie Huffling, RN, MS, CNM, Director of Programs, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. 
    • Cheryl Johnson,  a mother and a grandmother, Ms. Johnson is the daughter of the late Hazel Johnson, “Mother of Environmental Justice,” who founded People for Community Recovery 35 years ago; now Cheryl has taken the reigns to continue to fight for environmental justice and equality in Chicago.
    • Sarah Jane White, mother, grandmother and member of the Navajo Nation from Northwest New Mexico.

Refreshments graciously provided by Mamma Chia and MOM’S Organic Market

Partners:

 
Alliance For Climate Education
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments logo
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Children's Environmental Health Network
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climate parents logo
Elders Climate Action
Interfaith Power & Light
Moral March for Climate Justice
Physicians for Social Responsibility
The Climate Mobilization
The Climate Reality Project
The National Solar Schools Consortium
Voces Verdes
 

THE PLAY-IN FOR CLIMATE ACTION is a net zero impact event.

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Highlights from last year:

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