Landmark program to eye world hunger

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Landmark on Main Street welcomes WhyHunger founders Bill Ayres and Jen Chapin in a dialogue with musical interludes on the topic of “Thinking Globally, Acting Globally: WhyHunger and the World Hunger Crisis” Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Founded in 1975 by Bill Ayres and the late Harry Chapin, WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.  Their signature Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program offers artists, the artist community and the music industry the opportunity to use their voices to support the movement to end hunger and poverty. Over 13 million dollars has been raised to support innovative and effective community-based organizations fighting hunger and ensuring the right to nutritious food for all in communities all across the world.

Bill and Jen will discuss the ongoing hunger and poverty crisis, and the important roles that artists and individuals can play in finding sustainable solutions.  The conversation will include four musical numbers by Ms. Chapin.  Dialogue and questions are encouraged.

This evening is the last in this year’s Conversations from Main Street program.   The Conversations series presents opinion leaders, panel discussions and films in an effort to stimulate discussion of important topics in local, national and world society. As always, no tickets are necessary and free admission to the event is made possible by a grant from the Angela & Scott Jaggar Foundation.  

Landmark on Main Street is a not-for-profit community center and theater that enhances the spirit and enriches the communities of Port Washington and surrounding regions. Now in its 20th year, it is a unique confluence of local history, culture, recreation, arts and community services. The Jeanne Rimsky Theater is vibrant with concerts, lectures, shows, comedy, and performances.  Find Landmark on the web at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org 

Conversations from Main Street are presented with the support of the Port Washington Public Library.  Find the PWPL on the web at www.pwpl.org 

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