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2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park Was a Hugh Success

2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park Was a Hugh Success
Reuben Blades, Luba Mason

Reuben Blades and Luba Mason

Celebrities and world leaders flocked to Central Park Saturday for the 2016 Global Citizen Festival. The festival, now in its fifth year, serves as a reward for thousands of volunteers and activists who work with the nonprofit Global Citizen. The event bands together to raise awareness in an effort to move world leaders to enact policy changes regarding women’s equality, education, health, water and sanitation, environment, finance and innovation and food and hunger. It happens during the UN Summit every September.

Reuben Blades

Reuben Blades

The festival, had an impressive lineup including: Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Reuben Blades,Demi Lovato, Metallica, Ellie Goulding, Usher and Major Lazer. In between Jada Pinkett Smith, Salma Hayek Pinault, Neil Patrick Harris, Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Ellie Goulding, Yandel, Yusuf/Cat Stevens and Hugh Jackman – took the stage to address the United Nations’ global goals and share moving stories.

JustinTrudeau, Usher

JustinTrudeau, Usher

Over three months leading up to the festival, Global Citizens took a total of 1.3 million actions to campaign for issues that lead to 44 commitments and announcements worth a total of $1.9 billion that will reach 199 million people.

Bridget Moynahan, Forest Whitaker and Salma Hayek

Bridget Moynahan, Forest Whitaker and Salma Hayek

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

Hugh Jackaman

Hugh Jackman

The stage

The stage

 

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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