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Frances Moore Lappé on Living Democracy
Date Tuesday September 30
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorMary Alice O'Connor
Emailinfo [at] mtdpc.org
Phone925) 933-7850
Address55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Frances Moore Lappé is a noted social change and democracy activist and the author of 16 books, including the three-million-copy bestseller, Diet for a Small Planet. Her most recent book is Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity and Courage in a World Gone Mad.
Throughout her work Lappé has argued that global hunger is caused not by the lack of food but by the inability of hungry people to gain access to the abundant amount of food that exists in the world because they are simply too poor. She has posited that our current "thin democracy" creates a misdistribution of power and resources that inevitably creates waste and an artificial scarcity of the essentials for sustainable living. Lappé argues that "living democracy"--our daily choices of what we buy and how we live--provides a mental and behavioral framework of goods and goodness that is aligned with our basic human nature. She believes that only by "living democracy" can we effectively solve today's social and environmental crises. In 2008, she was honored by the James Beard Foundation as the Humanitarian of the Year.
See video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-siNhl4JDSg
Suggested donation: $12 - $20 General, $5 Students (No one turned away for lack of funds) Wheel chair accessible
A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.
For more information: Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center, 925-933-7850; http://www.mtdpc.org/Contact Us
Added to the calendar on Friday Aug 15th, 2008 1:15 PM
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