OUR EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

Boston College - Rewinding the Earth
Boston College - Rewinding the Earth

In her speech at Boston College, Frances explores the question that’s motivated her life: Why are we, such a bright species, creating together a world none of us alone would choose? "Frances Moore Lappé's pioneering research and writing has changed the face of the global food system. Her talk to our university laid bare the deep structure of dysfunction that plagues not only food, but democracy itself. She captivated, enlightened and motivated the audience." - Juliet Schor Video coming soon!

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Common Ground Country Fair Keynote
Common Ground Country Fair Keynote

September 24, 2022 In her keynote address at the Common Ground Country Fair, Frances explained how the food choices we make each day connect us to humanity’s biggest challenges, from needless hunger to diet-related disease to the climate crisis and the undermining of democracy. Recording coming soon.

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Open Democracy
Open Democracy

September 15, 2022 Daring Democracy authors Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen discuss our foundational democratic needs, the power of courage, and how to strengthen America's growing Democracy Movement.

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San Mateo County Libraries Virtual Author Talk
San Mateo County Libraries Virtual Author Talk

September 7, 2022 Frances and Anna Lappé discuss Diet for a Small Planet 50th Anniversary Edition, and audience Q&A.

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INFRA Annual Conference
INFRA Annual Conference

July 28, 2022 Frances and Anna participate in INFRA's 2022 Conference - Building a Resilient Future: A Mother-Daughter Cross-Generational Conversation About Sustainability and Hope in a Time of Crisis

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Reading Public Library Q&A with Frances Moore Lappé
Reading Public Library Q&A with Frances Moore Lappé

June 30, 2022 In honor of the 50th anniversary edition of Diet for a Small Planet, Frances Moore Lappé shares how plant-centered eating can help restore our damaged ecology, address the climate crisis, and move us toward real democracy. Recording coming soon.

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Bay Area Book Festival
Bay Area Book Festival

May 8, 2022 A conversation about Anna and Frances Lappé's inspirational journey in the food justice and democracy movements as a mother-daughter duo

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St. Joseph's College of Maine
St. Joseph's College of Maine

April 19, 2022 A discussion of "It's Not Too Late: Tackling the Roots of Our Global Crises" in celebration of Earth Week

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RI community food bank speaking
RI community food bank speaking

March 4, 2022 Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff and Frances held an important and timely discussion covering food insecurity, poverty, farming, democracy and so much more.

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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. 

Event Highlights & Clips

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

Eckerd College

Chatham University

Miami Dade College

University of Michigan

Framingham State

Vassar College

Carleton College

Ursinus College

Middlebury College

Ohio University

Connecticut College

Brooklyn College

Salem State

Mt Hokyoke

Northeastern

Utah Valley University

Depauw University

Oregon State University

Manchester College

Young Harris College

Stanford University

UC Berkeley

UMass Amherst

Smith College

Rivier University

University of Oregon

NYU

University of Hawaii

Suffolk University

Regis College

Lesley University 

University of Waterloo

Denison University 

Clark University

You are amazing. Your beautiful capacity to connect people to the land, to their bodies, to the food they and we eat is so inspiring.

Karri, Green Festival

Boston, Massachusetts

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Thank you for an amazing talk today that was inspiring and thought-provoking for our group.

E3 Washington

Seattle, Washington

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​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