John Mayer, Alicia Keys & More to Headline 2013 Global Citizen Festival
Today, The Global Poverty Project, in proud partnership with the Cotton On Foundation, announced that the official host committee for the 2013 Global Citizen Festival will include lead host Soledad O'Brien, with: Rachel Brosnahan, Barbara Pierce Bush, Gerard Butler, Jake Clemons, Deborra-Lee Furness, Erin Heatherton, Katie Holmes, Karolina Kurkova, Bridget Moynahan, Freida Pinto, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Russell Simmons, Olivia Wilde, will.i.am, and Professor Mohammad Yunus.
The 2013 Global Citizen Festival is part of the worldwide movement to end extreme poverty. The free ticketed concert will take place on the Great Lawn of New York's iconic Central Park, with performances by Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, and John Mayer on September 28, 2013.
The Global Citizen Festival is once again timed to provide world leaders with a clear and compelling mandate to help end extreme poverty by 2030, as they gather at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
These musicians and hosts will dedicate their time to encourage fans and friends to become 'Global Citizens' and raise awareness and take actions to end extreme poverty. This year, The Global Poverty Project's four main themes of focus are: education, women's equality, global health, and global partnerships. Through the Festival, The Global Poverty Project aims to achieve the specific policy objectives including ensuring every child can go to school, funding the training and deployment of hundreds of thousands of Community Health Workers in the global south, making equality for girls and women a global priority, and supporting public and private partnerships committed to ending extreme poverty by 2030.