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!
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.
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.
September 7, 2022 Frances and Anna Lappé discuss Diet for a Small Planet 50th Anniversary Edition, and audience Q&A.
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
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.
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
April 19, 2022 A discussion of "It's Not Too Late: Tackling the Roots of Our Global Crises" in celebration of Earth Week
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.
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
Miami Dade College
University of Michigan
Utah Valley University
Oregon State University
Young Harris College
University of Oregon
University of Hawaii
University of Waterloo
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