An invitation to awaken the power of...
Hope and Courage In a Challenging Age

Reclaiming and Re-localizing ourDemocracy, Economy and Food
An Evening With

Frances Moore Lappé

Author of "Diet For a Small Planet" and "Democracy’s Edge"

7 pm, Wednesday, February 28th

Southern Oregon UniversityBritt Ballroom
Admission: $12 to $20 sliding scale

Advance tickets available at Ashland Food Co-opand Bad Ass Coffee (Medford)
Info: 541-488-2143

This is truly a Community Event,

as it is Generously Sponsored by:

Ashland Food Co-op, Jefferson Public Radio, People’s Bank of Commerce


Supporting Organizations:

The Thrivability Institute, Medford Market Co-op, Jackson County Sustainability Network, THRIVE, nSpired Natural Foods

Immediately Following:

The Thrivability Institute

will host a

Book Signing and Community Party !

Rogue River Room, Stevenson Union, SOU,9-11 P.M.

Free with Frances Moore Lappe' ticket

(without: $5 -10 @ the door)

Sponsored by the SOU Economics Department
along with Jackson County Sustainability Network, Medford Market Co-op, Ashland Food Co-op, Solari Groups - Ashland, and Jeff Golden

A celebration of thrivable living and community connection - Come explore and savor local organic food and libations, enjoy local musicians, meet regional sustainable vendors, and connect and network with community members.  Let’s focus and amplify the energy created by Frances’ talk into a space rich with community connection, creativity, and inspiration !


~ About Frances Moore Lappé ~

"Some of the 20th century’s most vibrant activist thinkers have been American women – Margaret Mead, Jeanette Rankin, Barbara Ward, Dorothy Day – who took it upon themselves to pump life into basic truths. Frances Moore Lappé is among them."          —The Washington Post


Lappé is a contributing editor to Yes! Magazine, a founding councilor of the World Future Council, and serves on the National Advisory Council of the Union of Concerned Scientists. She is a sought after public speaker and has received 17 honorary doctorates from distinguished institutions.In 1987 in Sweden, Lappé became the fourth American to receive the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the "Alternative Nobel," for her "vision and work healing our planet and uplifting humanity."  Frances’ most recent honor was an award for "Lifetime Service to Increase Planetary Awareness," granted to her and to biologist E.O. Wilson, at the AltWheels Alternative Transportation Festival, 2006.

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or coauthor of fifteen books including:

Diet For a Small Planet, her 1971 three-million-copy bestseller, continues to awaken readers to the human-made causes of hunger and the power of our everyday choices to create the world we want.
Hope’s Edge: Five years and Five Continents the stories that uncover an invisible revolution of courageous movements helping us to see solutions to environmental crises and social inequality. Challenges our notions of what the real problems are and takes us to places where ordinary people are taking extraordinary measures to regain control over their food and their lives.
You Have the Power: Choosing Courage in a Culture of Fear: Puts forth the radical notion that fear can be a source of energy and strength, an invitation to plunge forward, and not a signal to retreat. By offering powerful tools for releasing us from our fear, Lappe and Perkins show that fear can be a precious resource that we can use to create the lies we want the we world we want.
Democracy's Edge: Most Americans say we’re heading in the wrong direction. The crisis is "thin-democracy" – the dangerous idea that elections plus a market economy are enough. With surprising stories and startling facts, Lappe uncovers our emergent Living Democracy.

Frances Moore Lappe’ has founded these Institutes:

  • The Small Planet Institute, a Cambridge-based collaborative network for research and popular education to bring democracy to life.
  • The Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First), launched in 1975 with Joseph Collins . It’s publications continue to shape the international debate on the root causes of hunger and poverty. The Institute was described by The New York Times as one of the nation’s "most respected food think tanks."
  • The Center for Living Democracy, a ten-year initiative to help accelerate the spread of democratic innovations. Lappé served as founding editor of the Center’s American News Service.