Kristi Wooten

Kristi Wooten
Kristi is a writer, activist and artist. She is the Founding Director of Sustenance Group, a coalition of professionals who donate their time, talents and resources to reducing poverty, empowering women, and developing sustainable communities through partnerships with NGOs. A graduate of Furman University, Kristi writes about music, art, women's issues, and poverty, and her articles have appeared in a variety of national and international publications and websites, including Newsweek, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and many others.

Author contributions

Martha and Rufus Wainwright sing for maternal health

Martha and Rufus Wainwright sing for maternal health

A few years ago, I interviewed singer Martha Wainwright about her version of the Bob Marley classic, “No Woman, No Cry,” a song she’d recorded for a documentary of the same name by maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns. Like the film – which depicted how difficult and dangerous childbirth can be – Marth......
Kristi York Wooten: My life in activism

Kristi York Wooten: My life in activism

My ONE story started in kindergarten. Gwen Goad was not only my teacher and Girl Scouts’ troop leader, but she was also a state volunteer for UNICEF. She shared stories about her life and taught us about hunger and poverty in other parts of the world.

Faith and advocacy: Inviting others to the table

From left to right: Rabbi Steve Gutow, Lisa Bos, and William O’Keefe speaking at Fundamentals of Faith Mobilization panel. Last weekend at the ONE Power Summit, ONE Mom blogger and award-winning religion journalist Cathleen Falsani led an insightful panel about faith and advocacy. Joined by Lisa Bos from World Vision, R......
Power Summit starts with a surprise visit from Bono

Power Summit starts with a surprise visit from Bono

ONE member Vivian Onano and Bono. Photo credit: Ralph Alswang. Surprise! At the kickoff of the 2014 ONE Power Summit in Washington, D.C. yesterday afternoon, a collective gasp – and cheers – filled the air as our organization’s co-founder, Bono, took the stage to rally his troops. The moment ONE members found out our su......
A week of food revolution in Atlanta

A week of food revolution in Atlanta

Kristi York Wooten, one of our top volunteers in Atlanta, reports on an important global food security gathering and a few fun advocacy events in her region, which she attended as part of our Global Food Revolution campaign.  Last month, The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, along with CARE and the Center for International a......
In Atlanta, Senator Johnny Isakson shares his hope for Africa

In Atlanta, Senator Johnny Isakson shares his hope for Africa

By Kristi York Wooten, ONE member The best thing about being a longtime member of both ONE and the CARE Action Network is the opportunity we have to develop tangible relationships with our elected officials and affect their policy decisions. It was a privilege to be one of the Atlanta friends and supporters of ONE…...

Third Day joins with ONE for World Malaria Day in Atlanta

Sometimes, an opportunity to spread awareness about global poverty and disease can be right under your nose and you don’t even realize it. That’s how I felt when my dear friend Christina Howell approached me (and my fellow ONE members Nancy Bauer and Angela Harvey) about collaborating on a World Malaria Day event at Marie......

Senator Isakson in Africa

Recently Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Bob Corker (R-TN) went on a fact-finding trip to Africa as part of their work on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Senator Isakson is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on African Affairs. He invited Nancy Bauer and me to represent ONE at a special private debriefi......

Senator Isakson Cosponsors Water for the World Act

I just heard that Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) has signed on as a cosponsor of the Durbin-Corker bill — the Water for the World Act, S.624. And he said he was aware of our petition! This is great news in our fight to get the Water for the World Act, which would provide 100 million…...