Becoming a Citizen of the World During COVID-19: Hugh Evans Discusses “One World: Together at Home” Concert
17 Apr 2020
Co-Founder and CEO of Global Citizen, APB speaker Hugh Evans is creating a historic multi-hour digital and broadcast event to raise money during COVID-19. He joined Yahoo Finance to discuss the “One World: Together at Home” concert taking place on April 18th to benefit the frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
When the United Nations asked Global Citizen if their Artist Ambassadors could promote social distancing, Hugh Evans remembered when Chris Martin of ColdPlay recorded a viral video where he played the guitar in his living room. Evans thought, why not make this a whole virtual event? Humanitarian and social entrepreneur Evans wants to bring the world together to celebrate and support the community health care and frontline workers who are fighting against COVID-19. So far, companies such as Johnson & Johnson and the Coca-Cola Company have raised 35 million dollars, and Evans is hoping that after the event, the amount will be significantly higher. Broadcast appearances will be made by Oprah, Jennifer Lopez, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, and many more.
Hugh Evans’ breakthrough brand of action-oriented humanitarianism has mobilized millions to take a hard look at extreme poverty, climate change and gender inequality around the world. Evans believes in becoming a citizen of the world and hopes to unite the world with this event. He said, “Ultimately, I think that nothing is going to replace live music, the one way we are going to restart live music is if we can fight COVID-19 by making testing readily available to everyone for free...”