/ 27 September 2021

Global citizens gather… globally

Image source: Global Citizen
Image source: Global Citizen

Not feeling it this Monday? How does a distraction like a 24-hour music extravaganza with some of the world’s biggest acts sound? We’re talking The Weeknd, BTS, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay – all beamed in from around the world. You won’t be watching live – the Global Citizen Live concert was yesterday… But you can watch it here, and there are still opportunities to participate. Unlike other big music benefits, Global Citizen isn’t asking for cash – it wants viewers to “display their voices” via social media and signing petitions. That’s effective in showing national and corporate leaders that action on issues to do with tackling things like poverty and COVID-19 are needed, they say. Global Citizen was started by former Young Aussie of the Year Hugh Evans, who said he wanted to “create a global moment of unity.”

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