2017 Global Citizen Festival & GC Week, NYC


Affair: 2017 Global Citizen Festival & GC Week

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Sunday September 17 - September 23, 2017 - Global Citizen Week

Hot Spot: Central Park, NYC

Deets: In five short years, the Global Citizen Festival has grown into the largest, most visible moment of a year-long movement of engaged Global Citizens working to influence world leaders and decision makers to enact policy changes and commit significant resources to help solve the world’s biggest challenges. 

From Sept. 17-23, we’re turning NYC into a arena of advocacy, with dozens of events and activations uniting Global Citizens to learn, take action, and see world leaders commit to deliver a world without extreme poverty by 2030.

Global Citizen week coincides with the annual leaders meeting of the United Nations, kicks off at the Riverside Church on the Upper West Side with an event to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Beyond The Dream” poverty speech, and culminates at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Join us at conferences and concerts, on the streets, in shops, and in churches to show our leaders that the movement for freedom, justice, and equality has never been stronger.

See the full list of more than 30 events (including Breaking The Silence: Beyond The Dream)and ways you can participate here!

About Global Citizen
Global Citizen is a social action platform for the global generation who are passionate about learning and taking action on the world’s biggest issues. Global Citizen works in partnership with and supports some of the most effective organizations working to achieve the Global Goals and end extreme poverty. Committed to providing the most interesting stories, effective actions and powerful campaigns, Global Citizen aims to reach and recruit the largest possible number of people who care about global issues.

Who You May Spot: This year's performers include: Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers, The Chainsmokers, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day, Alessia Cara & more!

Hint For The Average Socialite:
Earn your tickets now or purchase VIP tickets here!

Starting AUGUST 1: During the next two weeks take action for your chance to
earn FREE tickets.

No one should want for the basic necessities of life: access to food, water, healthcare, safety and education. These basic necessities help people thrive and better their lives.

That’s why we’re making the protection of foreign aid a major focus at this year’s festival. By protecting the foreign aid budget, we can help provide basic necessities and ensure freedom from want and economic justice for everyone, getting us one step closer to ending extreme poverty by 2030.

Here's where you come in:

1. Download the app to start taking action. Each action earns you points, and those points can be redeemed for a chance to win tickets to this year’s festival. If you already have the app, make sure you update it.

2. Choose from a range of festival actions in our app to earn you points.

3. Once you earn enough festival points, you can
enter for the chance to win tickets.

In two weeks, winners will be announced and launch a new set of actions with a different challenge for Global Citizens to solve.

For more information about how to join the movement, please visit www.globalcitizen.org and follow @GlblCtzn on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #GlobalCitizen.

Get Involved: Global Citizen encourages you to learn more and take action on a range of issues related to extreme poverty, helping to build the movement that will end extreme poverty. Global Citizen and our partners have a track record of running programs and campaigns that have real impact on the lives of the poor – and hope that you’ll join them.

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