Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Frances Moore Lappe in Honolulu!!!!

Frances Moore Lappe, the world-renowned democracy advocate, author, and food and hunger expert, will be featured at the Umematsu and Yasu Watada Lecture Series on November 5-6 at Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Ave., Honolulu). Lappe is perhaps best known for her groundbreaking book Diet for a Small Planet, in which she exposed the root causes of world hunger and addressed how to end it. Lappe is the co-founder of three organizations including the Small Planet Institute and Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy. She has received numerous national and international awards.

On Friday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m., Lappe will speak about "Food Democracy: Ideas and Stories to Liberate Our Food Systems" at Church of the Crossroads. On Saturday, November 6 at 9:00 a.m., Lappe will speak about a "Diet for a Small Island: Visioning Food Democracy in Hawai'i." Four panelists will join LappÈ on Saturday: State Senator Carol Fukunaga, Eric Enos (Ka'ala Farms), Dr. Ted Radovich (University of Hawai'i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources), and Hi'ilei Kawelo (Paepae o He'eia).

Lappe also will be featured at the University of Hawai'i Distinguished Lecture Series. On Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m., LappÈ will speak about "Facts and Myths of World Hunger: The Politics of Scarcity" at the UH Manoa Architecture Auditorium. On Friday, November 5 at 12:30 p.m., she will speak about "Challenging Cheap Food/Big Food" at the UH Manoa Kuykendall 101 Auditorium. The lectures are free and open to the public.

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