WSSCC partner Global Citizen launches Mandela 100 Festival

Date: 10th July 2018

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WSSCC’s partner Global Citizen is planning big things!

Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, Wizkid — these artists and more are convening on 2 December in South Africa with world and corporate leaders to present the biggest campaign on the Global Goals to end extreme poverty ever.

The Mandela 100 Festival was launched on 9 July in Johannesburg. Steering Committee member Barry Jackson represented WSSCC at the event.

Responding to Nelson Mandela’s call for us to be the generation to end extreme poverty, artists and leaders will be joined by 100,000 Global Citizens who’ve taken action on the Global Citizen social advocacy platform to earn their free tickets to the festival at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

The Mandela 100 Festival, in partnership with the House of Mandela, will serve as the capstone event of Global Citizen’s year-long Be the Generation campaign, inspired by the revered former leader of South Africa and his lifelong dedication to rallying people together to use their collective voices to speak for the most marginalized people.

The Festival and activities leading up to it will have a special focus, among other issues, on WASH — specifically menstrual hygiene and ending open defecation.

Stay tuned for more information, or find out more here: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/global-citizen-festival-mandela-100-headliners/

 

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