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Earth Day Live: Questlove, Moby, Jason Mraz, Aimee Mann And More Confirmed For 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day
Earth Day, the annual global event in support of environmental protection, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month with Earth Day Live, a three-day livestream and "online mobilization" event aimed at building community within and expanding the following of the worldwide climate movement and sparking collective action toward climate justice.
Taking place Wednesday, April 22, which marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, through Friday, April 24, Earth Day Live will feature a star-studded lineup of activists, celebrities, musicians and more, including musical performances and DJ sets from Questlove, Aimee Mann, Talib Kweli, Jason Mraz, Angélique Kidjo, Jack Johnson and several others. The event will also include conversations with and cameos from Moby, Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, former minority leader of the Georgia House Of Representatives Stacey Abrams, rapper Lil Dicky and others, alongside leading activists, scientists and journalists at the forefront of the climate crisis.
More speakers and guests will be announced soon. View the full list of confirmed participants so far on the Earth Day Live website.
"This is a monumental time in history. We are being forced to slow down, to pause, to re-evaluate our life paths, our purpose, and our connections to each other and the broader world around us," a statement on the Earth Day Live website reads. "This moment presents a special opportunity to not only unite our movement around a shared common vision for a better future for humankind, but to welcome in organizers, friends, family and community members who have not been interested in being an active part of the climate movement … This is our moment to bring forth the vision of the future we want to see. Livestreams are an opportunity to build community, educate, and propose solutions. We can bring hope, joy, and honesty in a time when so many are overwhelmed and isolated."
The event, led by youth climate leaders, will stream live from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST across all three days on the Earth Day Live website, which will provide the "full user experience," and on major streaming platforms, including Facebook Live, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Twitch, as well as several partner organizations and websites.