~~September 28, 2015~~
GLOBAL CITIZENS FESTIVAL
Malala: On education
Over 60,000 people gathered on Central Park’s Great Lawn Saturday, September 26, for the 2015 Global Citizens Festival — an event featuring world leaders and socially conscious artists who wish to shed light on the issue of global poverty, and how to end it.
“Everybody in the world is entitled to be treated with dignity. No time in the history of the world has it been harder to hide injustice,” said Vice President Joe Biden. “I see a sea of global citizens. We can change the world, we really can, you can. At no time in history has so much power been available to make such a difference for so many people. I refuse to believe that we’re not going to try.”
Pledges were made onstage that will affect the lives of more than 92 million people, and the festival, which was livestreamed to millions courtesy of MSNBC and YouTube, was hosted by the likes of Stephen Colbert, Kerry Washington, and Hugh Jackman, and featured performances and speeches from Leonardo DiCaprio, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Common, Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, and more.
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Girls may not run the world — yet — but they dominated the Global Citizen Festival in New York City’s Central Park Saturday night.
Pope Francis set the stage, cruising through the park less than 24 hours earlier for his U.S. visit, but it was Beyoncé, activist Malala Yousafzai and First Lady Michelle Obama who stole the show.
U2 rocker and international AIDS activist Bono introduced Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, along with four other young women activists from Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria — setting a new “squad goal” for women everywhere.
“It’s not that there is lack of money in this world,” she said. “We have billions and trillions of dollars, but where the money goes is military; it’s things that are useless and that are not useful to society.”
Calls for gender equality, education, sanitation and climate action stood out among the United Nations’ 17 other “Global Goals,” sustainable development milestones that the event organizers hoped the 60,000 people who gathered there would memorize and share.
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~MALALA at Global Citizen Festival 2015 ~
~Published on Sep 26, 2015~
The 2015 Global Citizen Festival featured performances by Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé and Pearl Jam.
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