The Global Citizen Festival 2022 promotes global unity.
10th Global Citizen Festival 2022
The Global Citizen Festival 2022 is headlined by Mariah Carey, Rosalía and more on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 4pm (2pm gates). Ticketed, but free (App download required). 🇬🇭🇮🇳🇪🇸🇻🇪
The festival calls on world leaders to empower girls, close the climate finance gap, alleviate the global food crisis, and relieve crushing debts now.
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Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas hosts a New York concert lineup that in addition to Mariah Carey and Rosalía, includes Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, Maneskin, Mickey Guyton and more.
Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, H.E.R., Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, and Tems headline the Global Citizen Festival in Accra, Ghana. 🇬🇭
The concert will be broadcast and streamed from both Accra and New York City on ABC, ABC New Live, FX, Hulu, iHeartRadio, TimesLIVE, Twitter, YouTube and more.
Global Problems Can Only Be Solved Together
We don’t know about you, but our confidence in political leaders to solve our problems is about zero. The global problems we face require everyone to take some personal responsibility, and pressure political leaders.
Empowering girls reminds us of Nicholas Kristof’s comment “Few forces change the world so much as education and the empowerment of women.”
Nicholas Kristof, “This Has Been the Best Year Ever,” New York Times, 2019
That’s true and important because in our work on Latin culture, we’ve learned that women are the guardians of culture.
The Global Climate Has Become Unstable
Ice core studies show that after countless years of large temperature swings, Mother Earth entered a period of stable climate in the last 10,000 years. This is when civilization arose.
Humans are very clever, but we are not as smart as we think. Our use of fossil fuels has destabilized Mother Earth. In case you haven’t noticed, the fires, the floods, the droughts are signs that we are heading for serious trouble.
Biodiversity is a related problem. We are stripping the Earth bare and polluting her so badly that she cannot regenerate. There is no more time for talk.
There is Enough Food for the Entire World if We Work Together
As Americans, and especially New Yorkers, we have no idea how fortunate we are. While we get fat, much of the world lives on about a dollar a day or less. Famine caused by climate change and now war is destabilizing societies and forcing migration.
Debt is Blocking Action
Crushing debt is part of the colonizer’s game. Politicians steal millions, some steal billions, and leave their countries so deeply in debt that they cannot afford to take necessary action. Global problems get kicked down the road and just get worse and more costly to fix.
We know how to solve a lot of this, but lack the political will to do so. Politicians only care about their time in power. Most don’t care if their decisions ruin life for generations. It’s time to encourage action.
The Global Citizen Festival is timed to correspond to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and ahead of the G20 and COP27 meetings in November.
We’ve known these problems were coming for the last 50 years (since the 1970s). We have run out of time for talk. It’s time for action. There is no Planet B. Become a global citizen today!
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