Global Citizen will host a celebratory event on Thursday at New York University’s Skirball Center, “The World on Stage,” which will feature the debut of the Global Citizen George Harrison Award for excellence in music and advocacy, presented by Paul Simon.
The World on Stage will bring together an array of performers, dignitaries, and advocates including Simon, Regina Spektor, Forest Whitaker, Cecily Strong, and Darren Criss to celebrate the stories of advocates working on issues of girls and women’s equality, education, health, water and sanitation, environment, finance and innovation, and food and hunger.
The capstone moment of the evening will see Simon take the stage with the family members of the late George Harrison to present his namesake award.
“When George rallied the music community to respond to a humanitarian crisis, he set an example that artists of all forms of expression have followed to this day,” said George’s wife, Olivia Harrison. “By using his individual talent in an attempt to help others, his legacy mirrors the goals and mission of the Global Citizen movement.”
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