Nutritious food is a human right and hunger is solvable. This knowledge is at the heart of the mission of WhyHunger, which has been scaling up dynamic solutions emerging from the grassroots and supporting global movements for agroecology and food sovereignty.
As an artist and a high school teacher of global history, WhyHunger -- and the broader movement for food justice of which it is a key leader -- continue to inspire and inform my work. Of course, I am similarly inspired though not as active with the local hunger-fighting organization Long Island Cares, also founded by my parents Harry and Sandy, and the Harry Chapin Foundation.
Over the years, it has been gratifying to have the opportunity to synergize my music with food justice activism and education through singing and speaking at various events and media outlets. Here are a few highlights: