Suffolk University Hosts Frances Moore Lappé

As part of the Distinguished Visiting Scholars program, Suffolk University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host Frances Moore Lappé from October 15-19, 2007.

A Boston resident renowned for her work as a social and environmental activist, Lappé is the author of sixteen books. Her three-million-copy bestseller Diet for a Small Planet, first published in 1971, continues to awaken readers to the human-made causes of hunger and the power of everyday choices to create a better world.

Together, Lappé and her daughter Anna Lappé lead the Cambridge-based Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular education dedicated to democracy “as a way of life.” The Lappés also founded the Small Planet Fund, which channels resources to democratic social movements worldwide.

In addition to meeting with classes to discuss topics ranging from the importance of preparing nutritious and environmentally conscious meals to the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, Frances Moore Lappé will deliver a Lowell lecture, “From Hunger to Democracy, and The Future of Life - My Journey,” on Tuesday, October 16th at 1:00pm. She will also deliver a public lecture on Wednesday, October 17th at 4:00pm, titled “Getting a Grip - Finding Our Place in the Walk of Hope.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 
“From Hunger to Democracy, and the Future of Life - My Journey” 
Lowell Lecture 
Donahue 311

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 
“Getting A Grip - Finding Our Place in the Walk of Hope” 
Public Lecture 
Archer 365