Storytelling Show benefiting Long Island Cares
“Hunger Comes Home for the Holidays,” an online storytelling concert, takes place Tuesday November 30, 2021, 8:00 pm EST and feature award-winning performers telling stories on the theme of food equity. The event is sponsored by the NEST Social Justice Initiative, in cooperation with Better Said Than Done, and will raise funds for Long Island Cares, the Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank, a food equity organization established by Harry Chapin in 1980. Tickets available through a donation of at least $5. Suggested donation is $25.
Hosted by Milbre Burch, a GRAMMY-nominated performer who is a nationally recognized touring and teaching artist, storyteller, published writer and produced playwright.
Heather Forest: An award-winning, internationally recognized storyteller and recording artist, and Co-executive director of the Long Island Community Agriculture Network (LICAN), and founder and executive director of Story Arts.
Gabrielle E. W. Carter: A Multi-disciplinary Artist, Cultural Preservationist and co-founder of the North Carolina-based Black Farmer CSW, who’s featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the newly-released Netflix series High On The Hog.
Ray Christian: A retired Army paratrooper who escaped inner city poverty and found himself moving from ghetto kid to university professor. He is a 12-time Moth Story Slam winner and the winner of the 2016 National Storytelling Festival Story Slam.
Dovie Thomason, a featured performer at the 2021 National Storytelling Festival and the Remembrance and Renewal Storytelling Festival at the University of North Carolina is a storyteller of Lakota, Apache and Scot Traveller descent.
Matthew Raiford, the author of Bress ‘n’ Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes From A Sixth-Generation Farmer, has a Culinary Arts degree from The Culinary Institute of America and certificates in Ecological Horticulture from UC Santa Cruz and The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems.