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Author Anna Lappé at Allen Hall

Bestselling author on food politics, sustainable agriculture, globalization, and social change, Anna Lappé will be a Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence February 21–24.

All programs are open to the public and take place in the South Rec Room of Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana.

Monday, February 21

7:00 p.m. ― Hope’s Edge: Fighting Hunger, Building Communities Around the World

Based on her extensive research travel, Anna Lappé shares stories of social movements addressing the root causes of hunger in Bangladesh, Brazil, Poland, Kenya, France, and here in the United States.

Tuesday, February 22

7:00 p.m. ― Eat the Sky: The Climate Crisis at the End of Our Fork and What We Can Do About It

The food-climate connection, why and how food contributes to global warming, and what we can each do to support a climate-friendly food chain.

Wednesday, February 23

7:00 p.m. ― Froot Loops, Pop Tarts, and Big Macs: The Selling of Our Selves

What role do the media and advertisements play in informing our taste buds? How does the food industry use media to shape our demand for certain foods? How can we be “food sleuths” and be equipped to be wise consumers of food-and media messages?

Thursday, February 24

7:00 p.m. ― Fresh Ideas: Grassroots Solutions to Creating Healthy, Sustainable, Affordable Food for All in the US

A film screening of Ana Joanes’s documentary FRESH, will be followed by a discussion with Anna Lappé. The film and conversation will touch on on-the-ground efforts throughout the United States to address the underlying forces behind hunger and malnourishment in America.

FRESH trailer:

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