Several big names are coming together for an upcoming Global Citizen event.
Per Billboard, many celebrities will be taking part in the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future Concert. “The event, which will be preceded by a summit, will shine a light on how the global coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted marginalized communities.” They add that the concert will work to encourage governments, the private sector, and philanthropists to more equally distribute COVID-19 tests and vaccines.
Set to perform or appear are Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, J. Balvin, Quavo, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Chloe x Halle, Billy Porter, and Hugh Jackman. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will host the event.
In a statement, Miley Cyrus talks about the upcoming concert, saying, “This moment requires all of us to act. As Global Citizens, we’re calling on leaders around the world to combat the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on marginalized communities by committing funds to develop and deliver tests, treatments, and therapeutics. ”
She adds, “Because of this global effort, we will be more able to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to COVID-19 testing and treatment, regardless of their income or where they live.”
The Global Citizen Global Goal: Unite for Our Future Concert will air this Saturday, June 27, on NBC. It will also stream on Apple, Roku, Tidal, Twitter, Twitch, and YouTube.