Author of Getting a Grip and Co-Founder of the Small Planet Institute
It can be daunting, distressing and downright depressing to work hard for change in the face of so many problems, whether you're working to bring your neighborhood closer together or to address global climate change. Luckily, there's hope: one of today’s leading voices for democracy, collaboration, and grassroots action, Frances Moore Lappé will close the conference by calling on attendees to take responsibility for their communities’ future and turn their passion and ideas into concrete, world-changing actions. "Better than two anti-depressants!" radio host Peter B. Collins says of the powerful messages in Frances's newest book, Getting a Grip 2: Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want, which she will invoke in her closing remarks.