Friday, February 23, 2018

Frances Moore Lappe in La Crosse March 5

Daring Democracy with Frances Moore Lappé
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 7 p.m. - Fine Arts Center Main Theatre, Reception and book signing to follow
Wisconsin United to Amend-La Crosse and Viterbo University present an evening with Frances Moore Lappé. Ms. Lappé will discuss her 2017 book Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want, coauthored with Adam Eichen. They tell the story of how our democracy has succumbed to the effects of money in politics and provide inspiring advice on the ways ordinary citizens can work to revitalize it. This event is free and open to the public and no reservations are required. 
Ms. Lappé is the author or co-author of 19 books about world hunger, living democracy, and the environment, beginning with the Diet for a Small Planet in 1971, which has sold over three million copies. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History describes Diet for a Small Planet as “one of the most influential political tracts of the times." Members of the Women's National Book Association selected it as one of the 75 Books by Women Whose Words Have Changed the World. Gourmet Magazine named Frances as one of 25 people (including Thomas Jefferson, Upton Sinclair, and Julia Child), whose work has changed the way America eats. Her books have been translated into 15 languages and are used widely in university courses.

Wisconsin United to Amend-La Crosse is sponsoring this event as a part of their voter information campaign in preparation for the April 3, 2018 referendum. La Crosse City residents will vote on “The We the People” resolution, which seeks to address the 2010 Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United vs. FEC. This decision allows large organizations to give nearly unlimited money to our elected officials with little disclosure, and as a result we question the power of our votes as individuals. WIUTA-La Crosse has brought this resolution before the voters by collecting over 3600 signatures in a petition drive. We hope La Crosse will join over 120 other Wisconsin municipalities who have already passed the resolution by an average of 80%. In doing this we are calling on our legislature to join 19 other states that have already passed the “We the People” resolution.

Sponsored by:
La Crosse United to Amend
Wisconsin United to Amend

Hosted by Viterbo University

Co-sponsored by:
La Crosse Area League of Women Voters
Driftless Voter Coalition
Organizing For Action
People's Food Co-op
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse Social Justice Committee
YWCA La Crosse


Anonymous said...

Has the weather changed the scheduling of this even?

Spokesperson At Viterbo said...

According to a spokesperson at Viterbo, this presentation has been cancelled.