SMALL PLANET EVENTS
Together and separately, Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé speak at dozens of conferences, universities and to citizen organizations, community associations, and sustainable living festivals every year.
One of the wisest women on the planet today. We always walk away with so much to think about—it kindles all of our creative energy—and propels us into action! —Jeri Levitt, Boston, Massachusetts
Your words and thoughts have given us a needed infusion of hope for future action in this challenging time. —Jessica Sawyer, Bethesda, Maryland
Thank you for a truly special series of events in Iowa. Accolades and warm words about your time here are still coming into our office. —Iowa Environmental Council, Des Moines, Iowa
Frances spoke about "The Climate Crisis in Focus: Finding Hope Through Democratic Action.”
Frances and Adam discussed the theme of the Daring Democracy and its relevance to the current political climate.
Frances spoke with Common Cause, Free Speech For People, Move On, Massachusetts Sierra Club, Progressive Democrats of Mass, Indivisible MA, March for Truth Boston and dozens of other organizations to mobilize in front of the State House, to demand accountability, reform, and to make it clear that we the people must fight for a living democracy.
Frances spoke at the 2020 Iowa Presidential Town Hall on Farmers, Soil and Climate: Solutions for America. She contributed to a conversation on agriculture, rural economies and democracy. (Link: 1hr3min starts Frances)
Frances was interviewed at a year-round event series by Food Tank. The event was held in partnership with the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Frances spoke on the themes of transparency, equity, affordability, and social justice in the food system.
Frances spoke during Sustainability Week at Marist College. She spoke during two classes and as the Keynote Speaker. This year's theme for sustainability week was “Innovation For Our Environment.” For her Keynote Speech, Frances focused on environmental issues.
Frances attended and introduced the film ‘Winning Back Our Democracy’ at Emerson College's Bright Lights film series
Directed by Hedrick Smith, documentary, English, 57 minutes, USA (2019)
Frances was the keynote speaker at the conference "The Lost Alternatives of the Long 1960s: Reflections on the Ideas of the Counterculture." She spoke about what inspired her to write Diet for a Small Planet, provided some perspective on the historical moment in which she wrote it, and described how that moment can inform the present.
What happens when Frances' book Eco-Mind is used in a classroom?
“I fortuitously assigned Eco-Mind excerpts for reading on Tuesday November 6, 2018 so we talked about democracy and stewardship on election day! The students SO appreciated your perspective. First, one person said - “I’m an environmental science student and I’ve been getting pretty depressed about the planet. This was so refreshingly positive.” Then another person said, “Yes, but what made it so effectively positive is that it was also critical.” Then a third student said, “You know, it made me really hopeful … but it also made me really angry. How can I be 22 and nobody ever told me about these incredible things that people have accomplished! I’m not going to let that happen to anybody else!”
-- Liz Carlisle, Lecturer at Stanford University
SELECTED UNIVERSITIES AT WHICH FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ HAS SPOKEN
University of Delaware
UC Santa Cruz
Miami Dade College
University of Michigan
Utah Valley University
Oregon State University
Young Harris College
University of Oregon
University of Hawaii
University of Waterloo