Food, Ecology, Democracy, Justice: What We Eat Matters

February 15, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Join Frances for a public lecture and discussion at Northeastern University. She will provide insights about the broader ethical, environmental, and societal ramifications of our dietary choices & food sustainability and discuss her new book EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want. The event will include a Q&A session and a book signing.

This event is hosted by the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative and is part of Northeastern's lecture series featuring Leaders in the Environmental Movement. Details of Frances' talk can be found on the Collabrative's event page.

About EcoMind
Drawing on the latest research from disciplines ranging from anthropology to neuroscience and her own field experience, Lappé argues that the biggest challenge to human survival isn't our fossil fuel dependency, melting glaciers, or other calamities. Rather, she says, it's our faulty way of thinking about these environmental crises that robs us of power. Lappé dismantles seven common "thought traps" that belie what we now know about nature, including our own, and offers contrasting "thought leaps" that suggest our hidden power.

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