Global Citizen, a non-profit that works closely with NGO’s, just announced the launch of their annual action plan campaign which inspires citizens to “learn about and take action on the world’s biggest challenges.” The action campaign culminates during the General Assembly with the 2016 Global Citizen Festival, an annual free music festival held in New York’s Central Park. Last year, performers like Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Tori Kelly, and many more graced the stage to promote positive change and raise awareness for global issues. World leaders including activist Malala Yousafzai, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon told their own triumphant stories of resilience and empowerment inspiring the audience of 60,000. Although this year’s lineup hasn’t been announced, judging from last year’s performers we certainly won’t be disappointed.

So how do you become a global citizen and have a chance to attend this year’s Festival? The power to impact is at literally at your fingertips. By tweeting your policy makers, enforcers, presidential candidates, signing relevant petitions, emailing government officials, and sharing with your social following you can earn reward points that qualify you to be entered into a raffle to attend. The push began yesterday, July 12th and will continue through September 19th. So what are you waiting for, become a “Global Citizen” raise awareness and inspire change globally to support gender equality, end poverty, and the improve environment. By doing so, you will become part of a community that has already taken more than 6,324,296 actions that will resulted 656 million lives set to be impacted by 2030.

And in the spirit of, the first action’s focus is women and girls.




IMG_2896Olivia Fargiano
 is social media and editorial intern at Tai Life Media. She is going into her senior year Iona College and is pursuing a degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Media. Instagram: @oliviafargiano