Mother, Daughter, Collaborators (Plus the Book That Changed the World of Food): The LappésSunday, May 8 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- In-Person and Live Streamed
Freight & Salvage
- Health, Psychology & Spirituality
Extraordinary mothers, extraordinary daughters: together, they can change the world. Frances and Anna Lappé prove that, when it comes to visionary thought and action, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Frances “changed how we eat” ( The New York Times) with her first book, Diet for a Small Planet, which has sold over three million copies and, in 2021, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special edition. She went on to publish 20 more books, and is a leading advocate for “living democracy”—which she describes as not only a government accountable to its citizens, but a way of living aligned with the deep human need for connection, meaning, and autonomy. Frances’ daughter, Anna Lappé, is also a bestselling author ( Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It), as well as an educator and expert on food systems. The New York Times proclaimed her a “Food Fighter,” and she has received a James Beard Leadership Award. Mother and daughter co-founded the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund, which spread an empowering understanding of living democracy via writing, social media, public speaking, and grantmaking; and in 2012 Anna founded Real Food Media, which furthers the food-justice movement through storytelling and critical analysis. This is an exciting chance to see one of today’s most successful and influential mom-daughter duos discuss how parents and children can be there for each other, boost each other’s dreams, and work together for a better world.
The bookstore partner for this session is Green Apple Books! Buy the books online at Bookshop.org or purchase them in person at the Festival. More information here.
Book signing information: Green Apple Books in Freight & Salvage lobby immediately after event
In partnership with Bioneers