At his final public speech, Nelson Mandela called for this generation to bring an end to extreme poverty, something that luckily most of us in England will never be able to comprehend but an all too real experience for millions around the world. Continuing his work, Global Citizen, the international advocacy organisation is hosting a free ticketed arts and activism event at the O2 Academy Brixton in the year that he would have been a hundred.
Today, they have announced that Emeli Sandé, Professor Green, Naughty Boy, Gabrielle Aplin, Luisa Omielan and Hussain Manawer will all be performing at the show. Starting tomorrow, on International Women’s Day, activists and music fans can start to earn free tickets by signing up at Global Citizen Live London to demand world leaders to make major investments to support women and girls; ensure legal gender equity; provide education for children in crises and eradicate diseases including polio, malaria and neglected tropical diseases.
Music has given a voice to so many, so let’s use those voices and call for extreme poverty to end by 2030.
Global Citizen Live London will take place on the 17th April 2018 at O2 Academy Brixton.