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 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.
Presenting a Meal with a conscience, good for the consumer and the planet, The Westmoreland Museum hosted a culinary experience that blends conversation with Frances and food inspired by the recipes from her book and prepared by Chef Taylor Kalasky of Yumzio Bistro.
Frances Moore Lappé, David C. Mahood- a sustainability consultant, environmental writer and poet, and Alexa Figueroa- an activist with the Sunrise Movement, co-lead a "Be the Change" discussion on climate change and community engagement at Porter Square Books.
Frontiers of Democracy is an annual conference hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University since 2009. Frances Moore Lappé was a panel speaker for the "Fixing American Democracy From the Outside In – Storming the Hill" breakout session.
Professor Joshua A. Douglas of the University of Kentucky College of Law gave a book talk at Small Planet Institute’s Cambridge office for his latest release, Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting.
Frances was honored to be a guest and panelist at Radcliffe Day where Dolores Huerta was awarded the 2019 Radcliffe Medal. The panel discussed a range of important topics at the intersection of food and justice while examining the social, labor, ecological, and health implications of our modern food system.
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