OUR EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Rhode Island Community Food Bank

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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Young Men’s Business Club (YMBC) of Birmingham, AL
Young Men’s Business Club (YMBC) of Birmingham, AL

January 31, 2022 Frances' spoke with John Saxon and the audience about the "Diet for a Small Planet" 50-anniversary edition.

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Banyen Books and Sound
Banyen Books and Sound

January 23, 2022 Frances and Anna Lappé speak about Diet for a Small Planet (Revised and updated), 50th Anniversary Edition, with Banyen Books' Hosted by Ross McKeachie

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Going Green with Lisa Bronner
Going Green with Lisa Bronner

January 13, 2021 Frances spoke with Dr. Bronner's Company Spokesperson and Writer & Editor of "Going Green with Lisa Bronner" Blog - Lisa Bronner, about the joys of plant-centred diets, the connection between democracy and the planet and more!

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WHYY Philly Radio Times
WHYY Philly Radio Times

January 12, 2021 Frances speaks with Marty Moss-Coane about how plant-centered eating can help restore our damaged ecology, address the climate crisis and move us toward a healthier planet…. and taste good, too.

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My Hero Project
My Hero Project

November 16, 2021 Frances chats with Eva Haller Salon about the 50 years since she warned us to take care of our Small Planet. Frances' message is still timely & even more important than ever as global leaders discuss climate change at COP26 in Glasgow.

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IU Patten Lecture
IU Patten Lecture

November 11, 2021 "Hiding in the Climate Crisis: Honest Hope in Democratic Action." It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the simultaneous political, economic, and climate crises upon us, but Frances digs into their interacting roots so we can be sure that in attacking them our actions matter. Lappé shows us how our peculiarly brutal form of capitalism—enabling Big Money’s corruption of our democracy—has brought on climate catastrophe.

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Raise the Green Bar: Sustainability Summit
Raise the Green Bar: Sustainability Summit

November 10, 2021 Frances spoke on the Food Fix: Solutions for a Broken System panel - A conversation about why it’s important to know where your food comes from and what we can all do to make an even bigger difference.

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Diet for a Small Planet: From Choice to Necessity
Diet for a Small Planet: From Choice to Necessity

November 9, 2021 Frances shared her journey from an awakening that led to the three-million-copy Diet for Small Planet in 1971. From courageous actions across the planet, some in surprising places, she identifies a positive remaking of our understanding of human capacities that can inspire our effective action.

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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. 

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