ITS NOT TO LATE!

Crisis, Opportunity, and the Power of Hope

By Frances Moore Lappé and Bob Massie

 

Limited Edition release scheduled for mid-2020

It’s Not Too Late! offers a surprising and motivating new lens through which to see the climate crisis. Though many feel overwhelmed and tempted to give up, we find a genuine ray of hope: The very severity of the climate crisis could trigger an historic awakening, enabling us to grasp causal connections among the climate crisis, our broken political system, and our economic distress.

 

With this awakening we can address the three roots simultaneously—and then take the necessary steps to create a just, sustainable, and prosperous future for us all. We can—and must—build a livable America capable of positive global leadership.  Our book lays out why ... and how.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I -THE CLIMATE CRISIS, CRACKING OPEN POSSIBILITY

 

1. Why It’s Not Too Late

2. Climate Stories of Possibility

 

PART II   AN ECONOMY FOR ALL OF US, OPENING TO SOLUTIONS

 

1. America’s Long Struggle: Concentrated Wealth vs. Democracy

2. Rethinking Economics: Beyond Market vs Government

3. The Making of a Fair, Flourishing Economy that Serves All of Us

4.  An Explosion of New Ideas, Bold Actions

 

PART III   WHO DECIDES OUR FUTURE? WE THE PEOPLE

 

1.  Rigged Democracy Can’t Save the Planet

2.  A Living Democracy for a Living Earth

 

CONCLUSION   FINDING POWER IN HOPE, HOPE IN POWER

FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ'S

"THOUGHT SPARKS" VIDEO SERIES

Frances shares her often-surprising takes on themes of hope, democracy, and courage in her Thought Sparks Video Series. She opens her heart about what fortifies her in this scary time. And don't miss reading her companion blogs too!

PARTICIPATORY BOOK WRITING

"It's not the magnitude of a challenge that crushes the human spirit. It's feeling useless that does us in."

 

— from "Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want" by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen

“This book, perhaps better than any other, shows Americans that the democracy they want is possible.”


—Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School professor and author of Republic, Lost, on Frances Moore Lappé & Adam Eichen's Daring Democracy

IT'S NOT TO LATE AUTHORS

ADAM EICHEN

Small Planet Institute Democracy Fellow

FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ

Small Planet Institute Co-Founder

Seasoned writer and activist Frances met recent college graduate Adam at a democracy conference in Mexico City in 2015. This culminated in the cross-generational pair teaming up to write Daring Democracy.

SPREADING THE DEMOCRACY MESSAGE

Frances enjoys speaking to students, faith groups, and more about the power of community, democracy, organizing, and hope. Invite Frances to speak at your organization!

PAST APPEARANCES INCLUDE...

Stanford University

Harvard University

UMass Amherst

Vassar College

New York University

University of Waterloo

Smith College

University of Hawaii

UC Santa Cruz

Brooklyn College

Oregon State University

Mt. Holyoke College

Ohio University

Connecticut College

Eckerd College

Miami Dade College

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Every movement needs a hand sign.

Here’s our idea for the Democracy Movement: 

it’s the letter “d” in American sign language, and with a raised arm it seems to shout

“I count” and “1 person, 1 vote!”

living democracy, feeding hope

the Institute of writers, speakers, & activists Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé

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