Selena Gomez has been flying all over the place this month working on a number of films but she is putting some time aside to attend the Global Citizen Festival. The event takes place at Central Park in New York City on September 29th and 30th and will be streamed for those who are unable to attend in person.
The event aims to put an end to poverty and is the “largest syndicated charity concert in online and broadcast tv history.” Gomez will be attending as the representative for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
“This September, as the world’s leaders gather in New York for the UN General Assembly, the Global Citizen Festival will bring top artists and 60,000 change makers together on the Great Lawn of Central Park on September 29 to urge our leaders and fellow citizens to do more to help end extreme poverty,” the Global Citizen site reads.
“This advocacy concert will celebrate the progress already made in fighting extreme poverty, secure financial commitments for tackling extreme poverty and disease, and mobilise thousands of ambassadors for change,” it continued. “We’ll unite around a simple yet powerful idea: that by giving every child a chance to thrive, our generation can end extreme poverty.”
Gomez will be joined by Katie Couric, Jeffrey Sachs, Jack Dorsey, Minka Kelly, Sophia Bush, Olivia Wilde, Katharine McPhee, and Erin Heatherton among others. Neil Young, Foo Fighters, the Black Keys, K’naan and Band of Horses among other artists have also been confirmed to be performing at the event.
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