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Usher, Shakira, J Balvin, Miley Cyrus & More To Play At Global Citizen's Campaign, Concert & Summit Kickoff
Global community organization Global Citizen has teamed up with the European Commission to announce “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future,” a televised concert event featuring performances by Usher, Shakira, J Balvin, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Quavo, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay and more on June 27.
The campaign, concert and summit will, “Highlight the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on marginalized communities—including people of color, those living in extreme poverty, and others facing discrimination,” according to a statement.
Shakira spoke to the galvanizing spirit of the event, saying "Global Citizens around the world are calling on world leaders to help bring an end to COVID-19 by urging them to commit the billions of dollars needed to deliver testing, treatments and vaccines to everyone, everywhere. We need health equity and global justice, and we know that only by uniting to fight for the world we want can we build back toward a healthier future for all."
"Global Goal: Unite For Our Future" will be hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and, in addition to its musical guests, will also feature appearances by Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, Forest Whitaker, Salma Hayek Pinault, and more.
"As Global Citizens," Cyrus said, "we’re calling on leaders around the world to combat the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on marginalized communities by committing funds to develop and deliver tests, treatments, and therapeutics. Because of this global effort, we will be more able to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to COVID-19 testing and treatment, regardless of their income or where they live."
Additionally, the summit portion of "Global Goal...," hosted by Katie Couric, will give viewers the chance to, "Watch as world leaders, corporations and philanthropists respond to our collective calls for the development and equitable distribution of COVID-19 therapeutics, tests and vaccines for everyone, everywhere."
“Global Goal: Unite for Our Future" will air on NBC and iHeartMedia on June 27. Check the organization's website for further details and times.