Mother-Daughter Team To Discuss Sustainable Food Movement March 23

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Ohio University’s 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.

During their lecture, Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé will connect the dots between sustainable food, ecology and democracy. They discuss why hunger isn’t caused by a scarcity of food but a scarcity of democracy, and they share stories of people around the world bringing grassroots democracy to life to end hunger and sustain a healthy planet.

While at Ohio University, they will stop by a class to speak more on the topic and will visit the Plant Biology Learning Garden to see sustainability in practice at OHIO.

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.

Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé founded the Small Planet Institute in 2001 to help transition the idea of democracy as concept done to people to democracy as a rewarding way of life. Learn more about their organization here:

The event is co-sponsored by the departments of Geological Sciences, History, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, Environmental Studies/Voinovich School, College of Health Sciences and Professions; Food Studies theme, Ohio: Sense of Place theme, Making & Breaking the Law theme, and the Office of Sustainability.