Become Part of the Solution at the Play-In for Climate Action

BY ON July 4, 2015

Moms Clean Air Force members at the Washington DC play-in
This was written by: Laurel Peltier for the Baltimore Fishbowl:

I wonder if Mother Nature is doing the happy dance lately? I think the climate change discussion seems louder, bolder and more people are pushing for solutions. Maybe it’s the recent spat of super-storm events, droughts and floods? Maybe it’s the Pope’s massive encyclical? Or, it’s possibly watching Californians confront their water crisis? It’s probably all of the above.

Here’s a fun idea for you and your family to make your voices heard that climate action is needed. On Tuesday, July 7th, Moms Clean Air Force is hosting a fun “Play-in for Climate Action” near the U.S. Capitol building. It’s the perfect time to show our lawmakers in person the beautiful children that are at stake as they dither about climate change.

Knowing that kids may not sit still for a “sit-in,” Moms Clean Air Force is hosting a family-friendly “play-in.” A play date really. Enjoy kid’s games, activities and snacks, followed by a march to the Senate building and press conference.

Here’s what you need to know:

When: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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

Registration: 9:30-10:00 AM

Play-in” for Climate Action: 9:30-11:00 AM: See activities below.

Press conference at Senate Offices. 11:00-11:30 AM

What will we do at the Play-In?

  • The littlest ones (0-3) will enjoy story, song and games with childcare innovator Natalie Cronin.
  • Capoeira instructor Troy Thomas will teach adults and kids of all ages.
  • Then there’s yoga, hula hooping and parachute play, crafts and bannermaking.
  • Three musical acts include 4SW, a teenage group from Maryland that sings about climate change. Songstress Ms. Cacie, a DC coffeehouse regular, will sing melodic originals and folksy hits. Plus: drumming and singing with Baba Ras D and “Harambee” (Swahili for “all pull together”).
  • Local hip hop artist Osa Obaseki will recite an original spoken word poem.
  • Delicious, free snacks will be on hand such as organic fruit, “Chia Squeeze” pouches, granola bars and much more!




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TOPICS: Activism, Climate Change, Maryland, Washington DC