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4/2/2008  11:34:00 AM
Phyllis Shulman or Rob Gala, Conlin Office (206) 684-8805

Council President Richard Conlin

Noted author and activist will appear on behalf of Council President Conlin’s Local Food Action Initiative

SEATTLE - The City Council presents noted author and activist Frances Moore Lappé talking about Council President Richard Conlin’s Local Food Action Initiative. This new legislation would improve direct connections between farmers in the region and urban consumers including major institutions like hospitals, schools, and jails; support sustainable agriculture; and aid local farmer’s markets and market gardens. The initiative is detailed in Resolution 31019. The resolution is to be voted on by the Council in April or May 2008.

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of sixteen books. Her 1971 bestseller Diet for a Small Planet continues to awaken readers to the human-made causes of hunger and the power of our everyday choices to create the world we want. Frances and her daughter, Anna Lappé, lead the Cambridge-based Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular education to bring democracy to life. With her daughter, she is also co-founder of the Small Planet Fund, channeling resources to democratic social movements worldwide.

Two Events on Friday, April 11

Noon-1:30 p.m. Brown Bag Forum on Local Food Policy with the City Council and Frances Moore Lappé, City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Council Chambers, Second Floor.

5:00-7:00 p.m. Civic Engagement & Local Food Policy: A Conversation with Frances Moore Lappé, City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Bertha Knight Landes Room, First Floor.

Both events are free and open to the public. There is no need to RSVP.
For more information, visit Councilmember Conlin’s website.


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