Learning Committee-- Frances Moore Lappe

February 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

"Daring Democracy, My Journey"
Frances Moore Lappé, author of the multimillion-selling Diet for a Small Planet and seventeen other books, is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the “Alternative Nobel.”

12:30pm in the Auditorium; lunch at 12:15pm (suggested donation $5)

Book sale and signing to follow.

Frances Moore Lappé's new book, Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want, co-authored with Adam Eichen, focuses on the roots of the US democracy crisis and how Americans are creatively responding to the challenge. This book is the Unitarian Universalist Association's pick as the "Common Read" for UU congregations for 2018, and is slated for discussion here at FCB after church on March 18. Daring Democracy 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.

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