[Sust-mar] Frances Moore Lappé @ UPEI Jan 7
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Frances Moore Lappé
Frances Moore Lappé is the author of sixteen books, beginning with the 1971 three-million-copy bestseller, Diet for a Small Planet,
which awakened a whole generation to the human-made causes of hunger
and the significance of our everyday choices. Her newest book, Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, & Courage in a World Gone Mad, arrived in bookstores in September 2007. Lappé and her daughter are co-founders of the Cambridge-based Small Planet Institute, whose publishing arm is releasing Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, & Courage in a World Gone Mad, and the Small Planet Fund, which channels resources to democratic social movements worldwide.
addition, Lappé is co-founder of two other national organizations. In
1975, with Joseph Collins, she launched the California-based Institute
for Food and Development Policy (Food First) to educate Americans about
the causes of world hunger. Still making waves after 32 years, the
Institute was described by The New York Times as
one of the nation’s "most respected food think tanks." Its publications
continue to shape the international debate on the root causes of hunger
In 1990, Lappé co-founded the Center for Living
Democracy, a ten-year initiative that helped make visible and
accelerate the spread of democratic innovations in which regular
citizens contribute to problem-solving in all dimensions of public
life. Lappé served as founding editor of the Center’s American News
Service, which over five years placed solutions-oriented news stories
in more than 300 newspapers, including almost half of the nation’s top
one hundred newspapers by circulation.
Lappé’s books have been
used in a broad array of courses in hundreds of colleges and
universities and in more than 50 countries. They have been translated
into over a dozen languages. Lappé’s 1989 book Rediscovering America's Values,
written as a dialogue, has sparked discussion on democratic values in
thousands of settings. The Los Angeles Times called the book "original"
and "provocative"…a "remarkable and valuable resource. It will help
individual readers clarify their own personal values."
Frances Moore Lappé at UPEI
International Speaker Series
January 7, 2009
Don and Marion McDougall Hall Lecture Theatre (Room 242)
Presentaion description coming soon!
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Frances Moore Lappé
The Small Planet Institute
25 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 203
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-441-6300, x115
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