One Cool Thing: All the Rumors are True


On Saturday Night, the Global Citizen Live Festival filled New York’s Central Park with music and brought together artists, celebrities, and world leaders to fight climate change and poverty. The 24-hour event featured performances from across six continents. In the US, Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Paul Simon, Lizzo, and more performed and spoke about the issues facing humanity and the planet. Even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made an appearance. 

 

Lizzo took the stage to speak not only about climate change, but about environmental racism, and its impact on Black Americans. “The land we’re standing on is Seneca Village…an affluent African American community that lived here in the early 1900s…they were evicted and bulldozed so they could build this park.” She continued, “as we talk about climate change…we also have to talk about the institutionalized racism that happens in this country all the time.”

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