July 9, 2020

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Dwayne Johnson, Shakira, Justin Bieber spotlight coronavirus equity concert

Dwayne Johnson, Shakira, Justin Bieber highlight coronavirus equity concert

Dwayne Johnson will host and Shakira, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson will perform on a globally broadcast live performance contacting on planet leaders to make coronavirus tests and treatment method readily available and equitable for all.

The advocacy organization Worldwide Citizen and the European Fee declared Monday that International Intention: Unite for Our Long run — The Concert will air on June 27.

Other artists doing in isolation involve Usher, Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Chloe x Halle.

The live performance will also function appearances from Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek and David Beckham.

It will be broadcast on tv stations, radio stations, internet websites and streaming outlets all around the globe, together with by CBC in Canada.

“The function aims to lift up the global local community that is tackling equitable obtain to health care, and other great injustices dealing with our world,” Johnson said in a statement.

Shakira, Justin Bieber, Chloe x Halle and Coldplay are among the the artists slated to accomplish for World-wide Intention: Unite for Our Upcoming — The Live performance, airing on June 27. (Associated Press)

Organizers say the clearly show is not a fundraiser, but is alternatively supposed to draw awareness to the disproportionate effects the coronavirus pandemic has experienced on marginalized communities.

“Global Citizens all around the planet are contacting for systemic adjust, modify that brings about justice for everybody, just about everywhere, regardless of the place they were born or the color of their pores and skin,” corporation founder Hugh Evans stated in a statement.

“If we are to close COVID-19 for all, we have to have our world leaders to commit the billions of dollars necessary to equitably produce screening, treatment options and vaccines.”

The concert will comply with Worldwide Intention: United for Our Foreseeable future — The Summit, an streaming celebration that includes panel discussions and interviews by journalists like Katie Couric which is also intended to be “a world-wide pledging minute where by planet leaders, firms and philanthropists will announce new commitments” to help equitably distribute exams, treatment plans and vaccines, as nicely as rebuild communities, the assertion explained. 

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