Sunny War has been one of 2023’s breakout artists. Her newest album, Anarchist Gospel, was launched in February to widespread acclaim, together with a spot on our Best Albums of the Year (So Far) listing.
Past music, activism has been an important half of War’s life. When she was homeless, War was the beneficiary of companies supplied by the Berkeley chapter of Meals Not Bombs, a collective that distributes free vegan and vegetarian meals to the hungry. Whereas residing in Los Angeles in 2019, she helped begin the downtown L.A. chapter of Meals Not Bombs. War needed to pay it ahead, figuring out that the group helped her when she was at a low level in her life.
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“There’s loads of stuff that individuals can take into their very own fingers as an alternative of ready for the authorities to do stuff,” War says.
Seeing the tent cities on Skid Row impressed War to spring into motion. Now there are a variety of non-profit organizations that donate meals to that chapter, and that quantity continues to develop. The group has its personal assortment of volunteers contributing produce from their gardens, permitting the chapter to be “nearly fully self-sustained so far as the meals.”
“I simply felt like we would have liked some form of group factor to do there,” she says.
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