Laurie David - Why Family Dinners Matter
http://www.connectingforchange.org From the environment to our children's emotional and physical health, every issue we care about crosses the dinner plate. In an inspiring and empowering presentation, Laurie David will share her simple recipe to help all families thrive in our busy and often difficult world: Family Dinner.
Producer of An Inconvenient Truth, environmentalist, and author Laurie David wants to help America's overwhelmed families sit down to dinner in her newest book The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time. The Family Dinner is an inspirational, practical—and, of course, green -- guide to the most important hour in your family's day, dinnertime.
Over the past decade, Laurie has produced many projects to shed light on the issue of global climate change -- including the bestselling Stop Global Warming: The Solution is You! and co-authoring The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, written for kids of all ages and published in eleven languages.
Laurie was a producer of the 2006 Academy Award winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth and executive produced the HBO documentary Too Hot NOT to Handle. She also executive produced for television the TBS comedy special Earth to America!, which featured Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, Steve Martin and Jack Black among many others and won her a Gracie Allen Award.