Nathaniel Ayers, a mentally ill, homeless street musician who possesses extraordinary talent, even through his half-broken instruments. Inspired by his story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about Ayers and attempts to do more to help both him and the rest of the underclass of LA have a better life. However, Lopez's good intentions run headlong in the hard realities of the strength of Ayers' personal demons and the larger social injustices facing the homeless.
In her emotional and compelling talk, Claudia shares her own story dealing with food insecurity as a child and how that pushes her to help create programs that provide free food for college students. She asks the audience to help create a change in culture with regards to how we view food insecurity and demands that college campuses start providing access to free food for their students now.