Global Citizen announced its host committee for the 2016 Global Citizen Festival. Members of the host committee will support Global Citizen's campaign work in lead up to, and on the day of the Festival, with the goal of holding our world leaders to account on their commitments to solve the world's biggest issues.
Members of the committee include: Olivia Wilde, Forest Whitaker, Chris Rock, Dianna Agron, Malin Akerman, La La Anthony, Camren Bicondova, Connie Britton, Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chiklis, Andy Cohen, Monique Coleman, Amanda de Cadenet, Pete Dominick, Heather Graham, Danai Gurira, Erin Heatherton, Daymond John, Taryn Manning, Tamzin Merchant, Bridget Moynahan, Bill Nye, Aaron Paul, Kal Penn, Erin Richards, Isha Sesay, Amani Toomer, Pete Wentz, and Bonnie Wright. Willie Geist and Tamron Hall will co-host the Festival MSNBC broadcast.
The Festival, held on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park on September 24, celebrates five years of Global Citizens joining together to take action and create meaningful change in the lives of people living in extreme poverty worldwide. The full concert will air on MSNBC, and stream on YouTube.com/GlobalCitizen and MSNBC.com beginning at 3 PM ET on Saturday, September 24.
The announcement coincides with the release of the final Festival Campaign, which provides one more opportunity for fans and activists to earn tickets. This Festival Campaign focuses on the issue of health, where Global Citizens will complete actions to help promote good health as a critical component to lifting people out of extreme poverty, and ensure children, families and communities have access to healthy lives. Activists can participate in the final Festival Campaign via Global Citizen’s new app, launching this week. The app is available for iOS and Android.