This article was written by Phoebe Baldwin, Event Manager at Global Citizen.
For most months of the year, my job with Global Citizen involves working behind the scenes in New York City to ensure the annual Global Citizen Festival runs successfully. However, when the opportunity to hit the road with Global Citizen and join Coldplay’s ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ world tour came up, it didn’t take much convincing to get me to pack my bags!
To say I am excited to join Coldplay on their world tour is an understatement, but not for the reasons you might think. Sure, traveling with one of the world’s biggest bands has its perks, but even more rewarding is the opportunity to engage one-on-one with Global Citizens from across the world. We started this process a little over a month ago, when we put out a call across Latin America for official Global Citizen volunteers in each city Coldplay is visiting on tour.
The goal was to find ten volunteers in each city that would be willing to go out, and talk to their peers about Global Citizen and the importance of gender equality. We were blown away by the response; within days we received hundreds of applications for each city, from inspiring, passionate, and driven Global Citizens. Each application bought a unique perspective, from diverse backgrounds, with inspiring stories as to why they were a Global Citizen. However, one thing was clear: the common goal of each applicant to use their voices and speak up to #levelthelaw across the globe.
Over the next couple of weeks, as Global Citizen travels across Latin America with Coldplay, I am going to introduce you to some of our incredible volunteers and the work we are doing to achieve Gender Equality. Stay tuned for an insider view of being on tour with Coldplay, and join us in sharing Global Citizen’s first adventure to Latin America.