Patten Lecture Event Features Author, Activist Frances Moore Lappé

(BLOOMINGTON) – Author and activist Frances Moore Lappé will headline a virtual Patten Lecture series event from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 26. 

Registration is required.

Frances Moore Lappé

Lappé’s research, writing, and activism have guided and transformed the understanding of connections, and disconnections, between food production systems, the environment, poverty, and malnutrition. She is the author or co-author of 19 books, including her 1971 best-seller “Diet for a Small Planet.” Lappé also is the co-founder of the Small Planet Institute and Small Planet Fund.

IU professors Lisa Amsler, from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Eduardo Brondizio, from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology, will speak with Lappé about how people go hungry not from lack of food but from lack of political power, and how igniting that power, together with meaning and human connection, can give people the democracy and society they want.

Lappé also will deliver one of the keynote addresses at the Beyond Boundaries Indiana Academies Symposium, which will bring together scholars and researchers from across Indiana to share their work and insights into major challenges facing the state.