One World: Together At Home
By: Valerie Gonzalez
For those who don’t know, Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end and fight problems that involve everyone around the globe, like poverty. This organization has put together a massive concert to raise support for those affected by coronavirus.
On April 18th, the Global Citizen organization put together what at least three generations will remember as the best concert they’ve attended. Global Citizen wanted to celebrate and support all the essential health care workers and non-health care workers around the world by gathering the best artists of the century all in one screen and performing our favorite songs in a six-hour broadcast. This concert benefitted local and regional charities that provide food, shelter and healthcare to those that need it the most.
The event was hosted by Jimmy Fallon of “The Tonight Show,” Jimmy Kimmel of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Stephen Colbert of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and characters from Sesame Street, to take action and increase support for the global COVID-19 response.
The featured artists in the broadcast included Lady Gaga, Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, and Elton John to name a few. Other artists included Finneas, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, and Stevie Wonder.
“This is for everyone out there who’s been working on the frontline 24/7,” he said. “Thank you for all your expertise, your love, your care, your humanity.” -“Elton John
“We got this, we’ll get through this together.” – Lizzo
“You know there’s one thing that I realized more than anything during this whole time and it’s how much we all need each other.” – J. Lo
“We are in this fight together guys, and we will come out of it stronger and wiser.” -Juanes
“It doesn’t matter where we’re from, what language you speak, what color your skin is, it’s about being together.” -Fonsi
“One world: Together At Home,” was a success with 20.7 million viewers raising a total of $127.9 million, providing $55.1 million to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and $72.8 million to local and regional responders.
You can catch the best moments of the show on www.globalcitizen.org