Renowned author Frances Moore Lappe will speak on hunger and sustainability at 7 p.m. Monday, November 8 at Hall Heritage Commons at Plymouth State University. After her talk, which is sponsored by the PSU Hartman Union/Student Activities office, Lappe will hold a free book signing. Books will be on sale at the event.
In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe changed the way Americans thought about the world’s food supply and distribution with her best-selling book, Diet for a Small Planet. She launched the Institute for Food and Development Policy and the Center for Living Democracy. Her most recent book, You Have the Power: Choosing Courage in a Culture of Fear was written with Jeffrey Perkins, formerly of Plymouth, who is the co-founder of Curious Minds, a Boston-based network helping people clarify and move into their life’s work.
Keeping in theme with hunger issues, the following night Plymouth Congregational Church and the PSU Community Service Learning Center will host Empty Bowls, a fundraiser.
For a minimum donation of $5, participants from the community and Plymouth State University will receive a soup and bread dinner served in a bowl handcrafted by a PSU student potter. The bowl may be taken home as a reminder of hunger concerns in the world today. Dinner will be served from 5- 7 p.m.
For information contact Danielle Zercie at (603) 535-2639.