This Saturday, Global Citizen is hosting our first-ever concert in Canada. Global Citizen: A Concert to End Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is bringing together top musical guests with global dignitaries to celebreate the replenishment of The Global Fund. Tune in to watch it live on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. on Fibe TV, channel 1158; watch on demand on Fibe TV, channel 1, or stream it at www.iheartradio.ca.
The Global Citizen concert is happening on the evening of September 17 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, the day after Prime Minister Trudeau hosts the Global Fund Replenishment summit. The concert is being co-hosted by the Global Fund. Here’s what you need to know.
What’s the Global Fund?
The Global Fund was started in 2002 as a vision of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. It’s hosted by the World Health Organization. It raises funds from governments, the private sector and civilians to help battle the spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Hundreds of millions of people needlessly suffer from these diseases globally.
How do I go to the concert?
You take action! You can earn tickets totally for free by taking actions through Global Citizen. Then you’ll be entered into a lottery for tickets. Winners get two tickets (one for you and one for your friend).
How do I take action?
You take action by helping us solve some of the world’s biggest challenges! Here you will find a series of actions you can take — like emailing world leaders, signing petitions, and making phone calls — to show support for Global Fund’s initiatives.
The first thing you can do is sign up to join the movement.
Then, get started! After three weeks, everyone who has completed all five actions will be entered into the drawings for the ticket lottery. We’ll let you know if you win (or if you don’t.)
Who will be there?
Hopefully, you! And that friend we mentioned earlier. You’ll be with 12,000 other Global Citizens watching Usher, Half Moon Run, Grimes, Metric, and Charlotte Cardin. They’ll be joined by hosts Maripier Morin, Patrick Langlois, and George Stroumboulopoulos. And we’ll have world leaders on stage making commitments to support the issues you care most about.
See you at the concert!