Headliners Luncheon with Jane Fonda
Wharton Club members & their guests are invited to this Headliners Luncheon at National Press Club
Actor and activist Jane Fonda will speak at a National Press Club Headliners luncheon Dec. 17 on her movement to push for political action on climate change.
Inspired by young climate activist Greta Thunberg, Fonda has held a “Fire Drill Friday” climate change protest on Capitol Hill every Friday since Oct. 11, 2019. On Thursday nights, before each protest, Fonda hosts a “teach-in” with a panel of experts.
The “Grace & Frankie” star has pledged to continue the strikes every Friday through January to demand action by political leaders to address what she called a “climate emergency.”
“The climate crisis is not an isolated issue — it involves every part of our economy and society,” she wrote on the Fire Drill Friday website. “Our climate is in crisis. Scientists are shouting an urgent warning: we have little more than a decade to take bold, ambitious action to transition our economy off of fossil fuels and onto clean, renewable energy.”
Fonda has drawn other celebrities to the cause, including Diane Lane, Ted Danson and Sam Waterston. Protestors, including Fonda, have been hauled away in handcuffs.
- VIP Reception 12:00-12:30 p.m (you will be informed if your request is granted. PREFERENCE to President's Club & Lifetime Members)
- Lunch from 12:30-1:00 p.m.
- 1:00-2:00 p.m.: The speaker's remarks and Q&A from the audience.
Please call Alan Schlaifer at 301-365-8999 if you'd to be considered to attend the reception (if there is one) from 12:30-1:00 pm with the speaker. (He may only bring a few guests, preference for President's Club and Lifetime Members).
Where: National Press Club, Ballroom, 13th Floor, 14th & F Streets, N.W., just two blocks from Metro Center
Metro, Parking: Metro Center; several private garages within a few blocks.
Reservations: $39/person for current Wharton Club members and their guests only. You must reserve in advance on our site. We have only a limited number of seats, so Members may purchase seats only for themselves and up to three guests, if desired. (Photo: on the Natl Press Club website, press.org)