Bono to present President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia with Global Citizen Movement Award
U2 frontman Bono has signed on to be part of the lineup for the upcoming Global Citizen Festival. The longtime singer and humanitarian will present President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia with a Global Citizen Movement Award to honor her devotion to and work on women’s equality topics.
The second annual Global Citizen Festival will take place Sept. 28 in New York’s Central Park. The goad of the festival is to raise awareness of global poverty, with an emphasis on health, education and women’s equality. “The focus of this year’s festival is celebrating success and accelerating progress to a world without extreme poverty by 2030,” organizers said in an official statement.
Bono isn’t the only famous musician slated to appear at the event. The festival will feature a special concert headlined by Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and John Mayer.
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