Free Tickets for Nikki Yanofsky She is Equal Event Via Global Citizen
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"I Believe" singer Nikki Yanofsky is to perform in her native Montreal on Thursday night (Oct. 11) at a Global Citizen event for the Canadian launch of the $500 million She is Equal fundraising campaign.
Tickets for the Global Citizen Unplugged: She Is Equal event at L'Astral are free to anyone who signs up on the site by tomorrow and joins the advocacy movement.
U.S.-based Global Citizen aims to end extreme poverty by 2030. Engaged citizens learn about the the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards, including attendance at concerts, such as the one Yanofsky is headlining.
"Since 2011, millions of Global Citizens around the world have taken over 14 million actions to solve the world's biggest challenges," it states on the site, "That’s 14 million emails, tweets, petition signatures and phone calls targeting world leaders to end extreme poverty by 2030."
Yanofsky is better known to Canadians for performing the 2010 Winter Olympics anthem I Believe as a 16 year-old at the opening ceremony in Vancouver.
The launch event — organized as well by the Canadian Partnership for Women & Children’s Health and Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada — will highlight the She Is Equal campaign, a Global Citizen initiative to galvanize global support for women’s health, equality, and empowerment.
Through the end of 2018, Global Citizen aims to secure commitments and announcements valued at $500 million to help 20 million women and girls worldwide through improved women’s health and reproductive rights, economic empowerment, education, access to water, sanitation and hygiene.
The She is Equal campaign also aims to tackle gender discrimination, hunger and malnutrition.
Breakfast Television Montreal's Catherine Verdon Diamond will host the event, to feature speeches and panels involving author and filmmaker Léa Clermont-Dion, Olympian and medical student Joannie Rochette, Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Rachel Kiddell-Monroeof Médecins Sans Frontières.
Also performing along with Yanofksy is Choeur Maha, a feminist choir, and slam poet Emma Hason.
Global Citizen, as part of its advocacy efforts, claims to have generated commitments and policy announcements from world leaders valued at over $37.9 billion, with monetary commitments totalling $7.75 billion in 2018.
Canadian Partnership for Women & Children’s Health (CanWaCH) is a partnership of 100 organizations supporting needy women and children in over 1000 communities worldwide and Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada is a grassroots movement to improve Canadian leadership on gender equality and womens' health, rights and well-being.
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