September 29, 2012

Global Citizen Festival...

Last week Justin decided to shell out the money for VIP 3 tickets to the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, so that is what we did today. We headed into the city early to check out an event going on in Battery Park with Erin & Lenni, ate lunch at Artichoke and then we headed to Central Park to get a spot on the Great Lawn.

It wasn't like a normal concert experience for us seeing as it was a big televised charity event. If you didn't watch it on TV it had the bands playing various length sets, celebrities talking about poverty, video clips of issues from around the world, awards being given, etc. It was kind of interesting and annoying all at the same time because it wasn't something that I was used to, but we still had a good time. I'm interested in knowing what it looked like televised.

Here is some information about Global Citizen from their website...

Global Citizen is a tool to amplify and unite a generation’s call for justice. It’s a place for you to learn, and act, to bring an end to extreme poverty.

Global Citizens know that a world that deprives 1.3 billion people of their basic rights and opportunities is unjust and unacceptable. We celebrate the efforts made to cut extreme poverty by half, but recognize more still needs to be done. We know that people living in extreme poverty are working hard themselves, and that we need to learn and take action to change the rules that trap them in broken systems.

We use Global Citizen to learn more about issues, so we can take effective action for change and find opportunities to support campaigns and organizations creating sustainable change. Right now Global Citizen is in launch phase, but in coming weeks and months it will feature new issues, with the latest information and action opportunities, so you can take effective action for change.

Every person has a part to play in writing the story of the end of extreme poverty. Become a Global Citizen, and start your journey here, today.

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