March 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Mother-Daughter Team on Sustainable Food Movement Rising, March 23

Anna Lappe and Frances Moore Lappe

Anna Lappé and Frances Moore Lappé

Sustainability Studies theme brings Frances and Anna Lappé, a mother-daughter team internationally renowned for their work on sustainable food systems, food justice and grassroots democracy, to Ohio University in March to discuss “The Sustainable Food Movement Rising.”

The founders of the Small Planet Institute will discuss sustainable food systems in a lecture on Wednesday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Baker Center Ballroom.

Sustainability Studies theme logoThey also will be visiting CAS 1415 on March 23 from 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.

While they are in Athens, the pair will visit the Plant Biology Learning Garden to see sustainability in practice at OHIO.

For more information, contact Sustainability Studies theme leader, Dr. Nancy Manring, Associate Professor of Political Science.

Abstract: Mother-and-daughter team Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé connect the dots between sustainable food, ecology and democracy. They help us see that hunger isn’t caused by a scarcity of food but a scarcity of democracy. They share the stories from the frontlines; stories of people around the world bringing grassroots democracy to life to end hunger and sustain a healthy planet.

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 18 books including the recently released World Hunger: 10 Myths,and one of the nation’s foremost thinkers on the connections between democracy and food. Her daughter, Anna Lappé, also is a national bestselling author, most recently of Diet for a Small Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork. Anna is a widely respected educator and founder of Real Food Media, working with sustainable food movement leaders around the country to catalyze storytelling and spark advocacy in communities nationwide.

About the Small Planet Institute: “Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé founded the Small Planet Institute in 2001 to further a historic transition: a worldwide shift from the dominant, failing notion of democracy — as something done to us or for us — toward democracy as a rewarding way of life: a culture in which citizens infuse the values of inclusion, fairness and mutual accountability into all dimensions of public life. We call this Living Democracy,” according to the website.

Co-sponsors: Co-sponsors include: Geological Sciences, History, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, Environmental Studies/Voinovich School, College of Health Professions; Food Studies theme, Ohio: Sense of Place theme, Making & Breaking the Law theme, Office of Sustainability, the Food Matters Club, and the Gluten Alliance.


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