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Thursday April 27 

Registration/Check in Begins at 7:45 AM
Programming Begins at 8:45 AM
American University
Claudio Grossman Conference Center at the Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave., N.W., Washington D.C. 20016. 
The Washington College of Law is one block from the AU-Tenleytown metro stop or, if you are driving, there is reduced price parking available in the law school’s underground lot, which can be accessed from Nebraska Avenue.  

Friday April 28

Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
For transportation info to Capitol Click HERE


Guest Speakers Include




Edward Maibach is a University Professor at George Mason University, and Director of Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication. Ed’s research – funded by NSF, NASA and private foundations – focuses on public engagement in climate change. Ed co-chaired the Engagement & Communication Working Group for the 3rd National Climate Assessment.  He earned his PhD in communication science at Stanford University and his MPH at San Diego State University, and has previously served as Associate Director of the National Cancer Institute, Worldwide Director of Social Marketing at Porter Novelli, and Chairman of the Board for Kidsave International. 



David Hunter is Professor of Law, Director of the International Legal Studies Program and Director of the Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law at American University's Washington College of Law, where he researches and teaches international environmental and human rights law. He is a 1983 graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in economics and political science, and a 1986 graduate of the Harvard Law School. Mr. Hunter is author of many articles and books on international environmental law and associated topics and is a co-author of textbooks on International Environmental Law and Policy (Foundation Press) and Climate Change and the Law (Lexis Nexis Publishing).




 Dr. Ellen Stofan was appointed NASA chiefscientist until December, 2016, serving as principal advisor to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the agency's science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments. She holds master and doctorate degrees in geological sciences from Brown University in Providence, R.I. She has received many awards and honors, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Stofan has authored and published numerous professional papers, books and book chapters, and has chaired committees including the National Research Council Inner Planets Panel for the recent Planetary Science Decadal Survey and the Venus Exploration Analysis Group.


Margo.jpgMargo Frank is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in a small rural community in Northern California. She has worked in medical settings, long term care facilities and in private practice.  She is now dedicating herself to what she considers her legacy work: creating a resilient community, working to leave a habitable and sustainable planet for the children and guiding and supporting other elders. Her work is informed by her strong connection to the creative process, her connection to the natural world and her comfort in playing the fool.  Margo has dedicated much of her time to Elders Climate Action as part of the ECA leadership team.



Raskin.jpgThis past November, Jamie Raskin was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. As a freshman Congressman, he has been asked to serve as the Vice Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, a Senior Democratic Whip, and Freshman Representative to the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee. He also serves on the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee and the Committee on House Administration. Since Congressman Raskin first became a Maryland State Senator 10 years ago, he has declared Climate Change to be his number one concern. As he explains, healing the Earth is the priority issue from which all other issues must follow.




Daniel RichterLegislative and Science Director, Citizens Climate Lobby

Danny has a PhD in Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD. He received his BS in Environmental Geoscience from the University of Notre Dame, and his MS in Earth Science from UC San Diego.




Ralph Nader is author of a new book Breaking Through Power, in which he highlights the success stories of fellow Americans who organize change and work together to derail the many ways in which wealth manipulates politics, labor, media, the environment and the quality of national life today.  In a lifetime of activism, Nader established a number of advocacy and watchdog groups including the Public Interest Research Group, the Center for Auto Safety, and Public Citizen. Nader's activism has been directly credited with the passage of several landmark pieces of American consumer protection legislation including the Clean Water Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, and the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.




 Frank Sesno is an award-winning American journalist; former CNN correspondent, anchor and Washington bureau chief; and director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. Author of the new book Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change





Practice The Flash Mob Lyrics -- DO IT NOW!



Music & Lyrics



Grandparents Climate Action Day 2015 - Flash Mob Performance


Do It Now (lyrics)

We need to wake up

We need to wise up

We need to open our eyes 

And do it now now now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now

We’re on a planet 

That has a problem 

We’ve got to solve it, get involved

And do it now now now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now

Make it greener

Make it cleaner

Make it last, make it fast

and do it now now now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now

No point in waiting

Or hesitating

We must get wise, take no more lies

And do it now now now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now