On the 23rd of September, about 60,000 people converged on Central Park’s Green Lawn for the 6th annual Global Citizen Festival.
The free outing unites politicians, activists and some of music’s biggest hitmakers for a talks of political and social change as well as thrilling performances from the artists present.
In attendance at the event were Nelson Mandela‘s grandson Kweku Mandela, Ghana’s president Akufo-Addo, Whoopi Goldberg, Priyanka Chopra, Alessia Cara, Big Sean, The Chainsmokers and a host of others.
Michelle Obama was not physically present at the event but had recorded a video previously to be played at the festival.
Watch some highlights below:
A message for Global Citizens on Girl-Child education by Michelle Obama
Kweku Mandela reflects on his grandfather’s legacy
Whoopi Goldberg gives powerful speech on HIV/AIDS
Demi Lovato calls for Mental Health Aid for Refugees
Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo commits to end Child Marriage
Genocide survivor condemns ISIS, calls for Justice
Watch some interesting musical performances below:
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful”
Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World”
Andra Day – “Stand Up For Something”
Andra Day – “Rise Up”