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Monday, February 26, 2018

Frances Moore Lappé: Daring Democracy


Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Program Starts: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:45 PM

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Sponsor: Common Ground Center at Kresge College
Place: Kresge Town Hall
UCSC Kresge Town Hall
Parking permits for sale at Core West Parking Garage.
Accessibility: Wheelchair, Restrooms, Parking

Right Livelihood Lectures feature Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, known as "the Alternative Nobel Prize." UCSC is the one and only Right Livelihood College in North America.

We are honored to host Right Livelihood Award Laureate Frances Moore Lappe for a public talk and book signing about her newest book "Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning and Connection for the America We Want".

Daring Democracy is an optimistic book for Americans who are asking, in the wake of Trump's victory, What do we do now? The answer: We need to organize and fight to protect and expand our democracy.

Americans are distraught as tightly held economic and political power drowns out their voices and values. Legendary Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore Lappé and organizer-scholar Adam Eichen offer a fresh, surprising response to this core crisis. This intergenerational duo opens with an essential truth: It's not the magnitude of a challenge that crushes the human spirit. It's feeling powerless—in this case, fearing that to stand up for democracy is futile. It's not, Lappé and Eichen argue. With riveting stories and little-known evidence, they demystify how we got here, exposing the well-orchestrated effort that has robbed Americans of their rightful power. But at the heart of this unique book are solutions.

Even in this divisive time, Americans are uniting across causes and ideologies to create a "canopy of hope" the authors call the Democracy Movement. In this invigorating "movement of movements," millions of Americans are leaving despair behind as they push for and achieve historic change. The movement and democracy itself are vital to us as citizens and fulfill human needs—for power, meaning, and connection—essential to our thriving. In this timely and necessary book, Lappé and Eichen offer proof that courage is contagious in the daring fight for democracy.

Please use the eventbrite link above to register for your free tickets.


Parking will be available in the Core West parking garage. Parking attendants will be on the second level selling permits 6-8pm for $4.00. After parking, cross Heller Drive and continue on the foot bridge to Kresge College.


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Contact Information:
Contact: David Shaw
Admission: No Charge

RSVP: Optional
Please contact: David Shaw