Frances Moore Lappe
Frances Moore Lappe is a well known socialist, and food activist.
Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First
The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First, was founded by Frances Moore Lappe (Democratic Socialists of America, Institute for Policy Studies) and Joseph Collins (Institute for Policy Studies), authors of the book "Food First".
DSA vice chair
In 1984 Democratic Socialists of America vice chairs were Harry Britt, Ron Dellums, Dorothy Healey, Irving Howe, Frances Moore Lappe, Manning Marable, Hilda Mason, Marjorie Phyfe, Christine Riddiough, Rosemary Ruether, Edwin Vargas Jr, William Winpisinger.
DSA Feminist Commission
In 1985, Ex Officio members: Barbara Ehrenreich, Dorothy Healey, Frances Moore Lappe, Hilda Mason, Marjorie Phyfe, Christine Riddiough, Rosemary Ruether, Maxine Phillips and Esmeralda Castillo were listed on the National Officers and Staff of the Feminist Commission of the Democratic Socialists of America.
In 1986 she was listed as a member of the Commission.
South Africa benefit
On January 17 1986, a benefit concert was held at Oakland's Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, for the National Emergency Fund of the South African Council of Churches.
- Master of Ceremonies:Honorable Willie Brown
- Keynote Speaker: Bishop Desmond Tutu
- Guest Speaker: Amadou- Mahtar M'Bow Diredor General of UNESCO
Dinner Committee Members included Hon. Alan Cranston, Hon. Leo McCarthy, Hon. Barbara Boxer, Hon. Sala Burton, Hon. Ron Dellums (a DSA member), Hon. Don Edwards, Hon. Tom Lantos Hon. George Miller, Jr. Hon. Norman Mineta, Hon. Pete Stark, Hon. Willie Brown, plus Democratic Socialists of America members Julian Bond, Nancy Skinner, Harry Britt, John Henning, Adam Hochschild, Frances Moore Lappe, Stanley Sheinbaum, Communist Party USA affiliates Wilson Riles, Jr., Maudelle Shirek, Al Lannon, and Irving Sarnoff, and radical socialists Julianne Malveaux, Drummond Pike, John George, Peter Yarrow and actor/activist Sidney Poitier.
Frances Moore Lappe author, Diet for a Small Planet; founder, Small Planet Institute,was one of 100 "prominent Americans" who signed an October 26 2004 statementcirculated by 911Truth.org calling on the U.S. Government to investigate 9/11 as a possible "inside job".
- ...we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.
Rosenberg Fund for Children
Confronting the Global Triple Crisis-Climate Change * Peak Oil * Global Resource Resource Depletion and Extinction.
Speakers at the Ingredients of systemic change workshop were;
- Frances Moore Lappe, author, Diet for a Small Planet and Hope’s Edge
- Smitu Kothari (India), director, Intercultural Resources, India; professor, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
- Wolfgang Sachs (Germany), research director, Wuppertal Institute; author, Greening the Northand Fair Future
Boston DSA post election forum
On Nov.24 2008 Boston Democratic Socialists of America organized a post election forum at the [[Democracy Center]45 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge, (Harvard Sq.) Speakers:
- Frances Moore Lappe, the author of several books, beginning in 1971 with Diet for a Small Planet. She helped launch the Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First), and—in 2002—the Small Planet Institute, which promotes global democracy and environmentally sustainable development. U Decide 2008, a recent Institute project, targeted undecided voters with flyers comparing the records and positions of Obama and McCain on specific issues. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and was selected by the Women’s National Book Association as one of the 12 living “women whose words have changed the world".
- Tim Costello, is a longtime labor activist and former truck driver who helped organize the North American Alliance for Fair Employment, a network of 65 unions and community groups in the U.S. and Canada. He is currently on the Advisory Board of the UMass Boston Labor Resource Center, and is Co-Director of Global Labor Strategies (www.globallaborblog.org). Tim Costello is also co-author of "Global Village or Global Pillage: Economic Reconstruction from the Bottom Up".
- Frank Llewellyn, is the National Director of Democratic Socialists of America, and on the Board of NY Citizen Action.
Demanding the passage of four bills that would limit the ability of billionaires to control American politics, over 400 people were arrested April 11 2016 for sitting in at the U.S. Capitol. Many of the demonstrators had marched some 150 miles from Philadelphia to dramatize the fact that the voice of working people is being drowned out by the super rich.
"Today, I join others in non-violent civil disobedience in order to ... draw attention to our corrupt campaign finance system and rigged voting laws," said Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), one of about 100 national organizations, unions, churches and community groups backing the demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol and the Philadelphia to DC march.
The marchers, including people from at least 33 different states, were welcomed by churches and community groups along the route and joined by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, author-activist Frances Moore Lappe, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, D. Md., actor Sam Waterston and actress Gaby Hoffman.
- [ http://www.foodfirst.org/es/about/staff, Food First staff page]
- DSA membership letter Oct 24 1984
- DSA Feminist Commission Directory, 1985
- 1986 DSA Feminist Commission Directory
- EBONY & IVORY invite you to attend a dinner benefit for theNational Emergency Fund of the South African Council of Churches
- 911 Truth statement
- Rosenberg Fund for Children Letterhead June 19 2003
- http://www.dsaboston.org/yradical/yr2008-11.pdf TYR, November 2008]
- PW Hundreds arrested at U.S. Capitol for demanding restoration of democracy by: LARRY RUBIN april 12 2016