Saturday’s Global Citizen Festival, held for more than 60,000 people in New York City’s Central Park, gathered a mind-boggling roster of musicians, activists, world leaders, actors, CEOs, and innovators to spread the message “We are not a generation of bystanders,” which was popularized globally on social media by hashtags #GLOBALCITIZEN and #GLOBALGOALS.
Global Citizen is a community of people who want to learn about and take action on the world’s biggest challenges—and use their power to get other people involved too. The Global Citizen platform was created by the Global Poverty Project, Ryan Gall and Riot House in 2012, as a hub for innovative campaigns that work towards a world where every child can survive and thrive. A world where every child has a chance to go to school, a world where women and girls are protected from violence, and where preventable diseases aren’t holding people back.
The event was spearheaded by Coldplay’s Chris Martin and featured global acts including Kenya’s Sauti Sol. Here’s a recap of Global Citizen Festival through Sauti Sol’s eyes:
Swear we’ve never seen such a sea of people at a concert…are you seeing @fancy_fingers body language! 😂 we couldn’t believe it! @Beyonce @Common @edsheeran @torikelly @Coldplay and joining the closing act @pearljam at the Global Citizen Festival was just nothing shot of amazeballs!! #LiveandDieinAfrika ✋
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What do you say to the wealthiest man in the world? He has given Billions of dollars to various charities globally. DR. BILL and MELINDA GATES. It was a pleasure meeting and talking to you. Looking forward to your visit in Kenya. They should just adopt @bienaimesol men!!!! They look so good together 😁 😁. GOD IS GREAT. See what your gift can do for you? #nopovertyBY2030 #stopclimatechange #SAUTISOLFOREVER #sautisol #MICROSOFTFOUNDATION @globalgoals 📷 @marek
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