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Whoopi Goldberg Speaks About HIV and AIDS, Hugh Jackman Hosts and Stevie Wonder Prays at Global Citizen Festival

Whoopi Goldberg Speaks About HIV and AIDS, Hugh Jackman Hosts and Stevie Wonder Prays at Global Citizen Festival
Hugh Jackman, Deborra-lee Furness

Hugh Jackman, Deborra-lee Furness

At 4pm, the 2017 Global Citizen Festival took place in Central Park as Hugh Jackman and his lovely wife Deborra-lee Furness hosted for the fourth year in a row. Also hosting the event were Demi Lovato, Aaron Paul, Kal Penn, Lupita Nyong’o, Priyanka Chopra, Malin Akerman, Connie Britton, Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Michelle Monaghan, Dianna Agron, Joan Smalls, Bridget Moynahan and Wendy Williams.

 Lupita Nyong’o, Priyanka Chopra

Lupita Nyong’o, Priyanka Chopra

Performing were performance by Big Sean, Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers, Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, Andra Day and Pharrell Williams. The annual Global Citizen Festival coincides with the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

Global Citizen Festival rewards citizen activists for their work fighting poverty, hunger and other international problems facing society. Global Citizen, an advocacy organization, encourages everyday people to become community do-gooders by offering incentives, such as tickets to sporting events and concerts. After completing an “action,” the volunteers earn points, which can then be used for rewards. To attend the festival, attendees had to fulfilling three titled “Action Journeys.” Global Citizens around the world are demanding that world leaders fulfill their obligation to take a stand around issues such as education, food security, healthcare, gender equality, sanitation and end extreme poverty by 2030.

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Whoopi Goldberg gave an impassioned speech About HIV and AIDS. (See Video).

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams

Stevie Wonder made news by getting down on both knees saying “Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America, but not just one, knee. I’m taking both knees. Both knees, and prayer for our planet, our future, our leaders of the world.”

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

The Lumineers

The Lumineers

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

 

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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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