Women in the Global and Local Economy

Frances Moore Lappé, co-author with her daughter of Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet, will be the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual International Women’s Day Conference at Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Saturday, March 4th. The event is titled “Women in the Global and Local Economy: The Power of Connection” and is cosponsored by the Berkshire Chapter of UNIFEM/USA.

Other speakers include Marceline White of Development Training Services, Sumathra Guha of UNIFEM, Caren Grown of the Levy Economics Institute, Michaela Walsh founder of Women’s World Banking, Susan Witt of the Schumacher Center, Amber Chand of Amber Chand Collection, and Anne Williams of Common Cents.

The program begins at 9 AM at the Daniel Arts Center at Simons Rock College. Cost is $35.

In September of 2001, just before the event that would change America’s image of itself in relation to the rest of the world, Susan Witt interviewed Frances Moore Lappé for a radio program on the environment. A transcription of that interview can be found on our website.