Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity and Courage For This Historical Moment

October 1, 2009

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Frances Moore Lappé

Listen to renowned democracy advocate and world food and hunger expert Frances Moore Lappé speak about her most recent book, and about democratic social movements worldwide.

Frances Moore Lappé is the author of sixteen books, from Diet for a Small Planet in 1971 to Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad in 2007. She is the co-founder of three organizations, including Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and, more recently, the Small Planet Institute, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. Ms. Lappé is the recipient of seventeen honorary degrees. She was chosen by Gourmet magazine as one among "25 People Who Changed Food in America," and in 2008 she was the James Beard Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year. Lappé also received the Right Livelihood Award (1987), often called the Alternative Nobel.

 

Recorded Thursday, October 01, 2009 at NEIU-Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.