Yewande AustinActivist • Artist • Ambassador
History shows us how the arts shape our world. Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci was also a scientist and inventor. Acclaimed physicist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Einstein was a violinist. Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison was also a physician and a formally trained dancer. These iconic figures knew then what we finally understand today – everything, from science to the arts, is inextricably connected! No one understands this concept better than artist, activist and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador, Yewande Austin. Since 2006, her humanitarian organization, The Change Rocks Foundation
, has used a combination of music, education and capacity building to empower over 250,000 participants in 16 countries with critical skills that reduce the impact of global poverty.