Rocking against poverty at the Global Citizen Festival

An awesome lineup of bands on the great lawn of Central Park in New York City that’s FREE to attend?! There must be a catch…

Wait, the catch is taking action to help end extreme poverty in our lifetime?

Sign me up!

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Charlie at the Global Citizen Festival

And I literally did sign up for Global Citizen, an online platform created by The Global Poverty Project for people to easily learn and take action on issues related to extreme poverty and the Millennium Development Goals.

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After an early morning bus ride up to New York City from D.C., I joined the crowd of 60,000 fellow global citizens that amassed for the Global Citizen Festival, which included music from ONE Supporter K’NAAN, Band of Horses, The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, and Neil Young with Crazy Horse.

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In between performances, a wide array of notable speakers encouraged the crowd to take concrete advocacy actions to help turn the tide on a number of issues related to eradicating extreme poverty.

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Music can be a powerful tool for changing the world. Your favorite song can ignite in you a passion that is indescribable. That’s how I felt when K’NAAN opened up the Global Citizen Festival with “In The Beginning” which is a song that can get me pumped up to change the world in an instant. When we focus these passions and take action, we are truly a force to be reckoned with.

Join Global Citizen here.