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Francis Moore Lappe to speak at Des Moines WILPF event

Francis Moore Lappe to speak at Des Moines WILPF event

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Jane Bibber Memorial Symposium & Strong, Feisty Woman Award Luncheon

Presenters will focus on small-scale diversified farming as the most effective way to end hunger and on the Food Sovereignty Prize, which, Unlike the World Food Prize, champions proven solutions to hunger that empower those most impacted by the injustices of the global food system. While the World Food Prize recognizes individuals, the grassroots organizations honored by the Food Sovereignty Prize are led by their members, and most organizations count over 20,000 families as members and leaders.

WILPF is pleased that Francis Moore Lappe will be our plenary speaker.

Lappe has remained in the forefront of the food justice movement since 1971 with the original release of her book, Diet for a Small Planet.

Also confirmed are George Naylor, Denise O’Brien, Fred Kirschenmann, Francis Thicke & Ken Roseboro.

WILPF’s 2013 Strong Feisty Women Marybeth Gardam, local peace activist and National Leader in MOVEtoAMEND, and Ms. Lappe will be honored at a special luncheon.

$45 per person.

For more or info or to make your reservation, please contact:

Sandra Jennings,, 515-619-9174.

We appreciate the support of National WILPF ( in making the symposium possible!


First Unitarian Church
1800 Bell Ave.
Des Moines , IA