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For the past two years, Central Park in New York City has been the gracious host of the Global Poverty Project’s Global Citizen Festival which has included artists like Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and Alicia Keys. This year, the artists generously donating their time to create awareness of extreme poverty include Jay Z, No Doubt, Tiësto, fun., Carrie Underwood and the Roots.


The Global Poverty Project’s founder Hugh Evans recently spoke of the events past and future, “It’s been fantastic to see the growth of the movement over the past three years, and this year will be our biggest yet. We are incredibly grateful and humbled to have the support of these amazing artists who are at the top of their respective genres, and who share our passion of making a positive change in the world.”


But even with the talent and reach of the musicians involved, eradicating poverty requires a grass roots effort, which is where you the Global Citizen come in. To get into the the free event on September 27th, as has been the case in the past, you must create an account on the GCF site and participate in online activities. Through these various activities, like watching a video of Malala discuss education or reading about vaccinations and taking a quiz or contacting a politician, you receive points. The points can then be used to enter a raffle for tickets. If you win, you are in.


Start (or continue) making a difference by visiting The Global Citizen Festival website where you can take action and find more details on how to register for a chance for tickets.

Sachyn Mital is a NYC based Contributing Editor to PopMatters and his photography can be seen on this site and several others. His new photo site has recently gone live and deserves a look. He can be reached at mital () popmatters dot com or on Twitter at @sachynsuch.


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