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Chapin sings for WHY

Amanda Michaels | Monday, October 6, 2003

As a follow-up to her workshop presented Thursday on “The Hows and WHYs of Hunger”, singer and songwriter Jen Chapin gave a concert on Friday at the Little Auditorium at Saint Mary’s to benefit the cause of world hunger.

Co-sponsored by the World Hunger Coalition, the Center for Social Concerns and Saint Mary’s, the event brought Chapin and her husband, bass player Stephan Crump, to campus in an effort to raise funds and awareness for charities aimed at relieving the strain of hunger in the United States and worldwide, specifically the World Hunger Year (WHY).

Continuing the legacy of her late father Harry Chapin, the well-known folk singer and activist who founded WHY and performed at Notre Dame in 1979, Chapin is chairman of WHY’s board of directors and travels around the country performing benefit concerts to further its crusade.