Join Frances as she helps kick off the Littleton Reads program. The inaugural book in this 6 month program will be Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma. Frances will be delivering the keynote speech and talking about food, sustainability, and the themes in her newest book, EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want. A book signing will follow, and light refreshments will be served.
About Littleton Reads
Originally initiated by the Washington Center for the Book in 1998, “One Book, One Community” brings a community together to read and discuss the same book at the same time and to participate in thematic events. Young adults and children participate by reading books with similar themes to the one chosen for adults.
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.
“Ideas have power, so we work to reframe limiting ideas - of scarcity, power, and democracy -
to free citizens to create living democracies, turning our planet toward life.”
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