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Small Planet Institute speakers provide audiences with fresh insights, startling facts and stirring vignettes, as they focus on real solutions emerging worldwide.
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Frances Moore Lappé
Climate Crisis In Focus: Finding Hope Through Democratic Action
In America today, many of us can feel overwhelmed by the simultaneous political, economic, and climate crises upon us. Frances Moore Lappé discusses these three interacting roots of our problems: a brutal form of capitalism, big money's grip on our democracy, and climate catastrophe. She shows us how realizing their unity can be empowering, not overwhelming. They open historic opportunity. Addressing one crisis, we are working to solve all three. Through inspiring stories and startling facts, Frances helps us realize our own power to generate a new story as we tackle these root causes with exhilarating, courageous action—together.
Living Democracy, Feeding Hope
Despite America’s widely lamented polarization, Frances Moore Lappé celebrates our striking unity on democracy itself. With stories and surprising facts, she captures the excitement of Americans across all issue-passions building an historic Democracy Movement for reforms that address the heart of our political crises. She explores the movement’s roots as well as its impressive but unheralded successes.
To End Hunger, Begin with Democracy
With surprising stories and shocking numbers, Frances Moore Lappé makes clear that scarcity of food is not the cause of hunger experienced by more than 800 million. The cause is scarcity of democracy, she argues. Frances focuses on solutions actually ending hunger in diverse corners of our world through initiatives that empower farmers and their communities.
Marketing Food to Children
Anna Lappé takes on the billion-dollar business of marketing junk food to children and teens. Learn about the dubious marketing tactics of junk food giants and ways you can fight back to promote kids' health.
The Empathy of Food
Anna Lappé speaks on how our empathy connects us to our collective power: she offers her reflection on seeking truth and practicing solidarity in these times.
Frances Moore Lappé or Anna Lappé
Do We Really Need Industrial Agriculture to Feed the World?
The biggest players in the food industry—from pesticides to manufacturers—spend billions of dollars every year selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? No, another pathway not only can meet our food needs but help address poverty and the global climate crisis.
Frances Moore Lappé & Adam Eichen
Daring for Democracy
Intergenerational duo Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen uncover the root causes of our democracy crisis and the underreported story of millions of Americans joining together to restore and deepen democracy through a "movement of movements."
Timothy A. Wise
Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food
Why do government leaders consistently promote policies that favor large-scale agriculture over small-scale food production? Timothy A. Wise, director of SPI's Land and Food Rights Program, presents the provocative stories, data, and conclusions from his five-years of research on his new book from The New Press.