Global Citizen Festival: The best looks of Global Citizens in Accra and New York

Tens of thousands of Global Citizens took action to win tickets to attend the Global Citizen Festival in Accra and New York on Saturday September 24th. The event marked the apotheosis of a global campaign that resulted in the announcement of more than 2.4 billion dollars for the fight against extreme poverty.

Global Citizens are moved to see their favorite artists on stage, including Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MÅNESKIN, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton and Rosalía in New York, or Usher, Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Stormzy, SZA, TEMS and Uncle Waffles in Accra. They also came to defend the issues that matter to them and continue to act for girls, for the planet and to create change.

In New York, artist t-shirts and hoodies were all the rage, as the impending chill of autumn called for both long and cropped outfits for the bravest. In Accra, the style was more relaxed, with a unique African touch. From daring and colorful hairstyles to extravagant accessories, the Global Citizens present on the Black Star Square have witnessed fashion in their own right.

It appears that in addition to taking part in a fierce and determined global movement, Global Citizens also know how to create amazing looks, as creative as they are sublime.

Here are some of the best looks seen that day in the aisles of the two festivals.

Hunter F., Ava. A., Sévon B, and Annabelle F., New York

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These four friends campaign for the Black Lives Matter movement, for the right to abortion and for LGBTQ+ rights.

Adrian V., New York

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A die-hard Mariah Carey fan, Adrian is a drag queen in his spare time and performs in tribute to the pop star. He is also very committed to the eradication of hunger in the world, a scourge he went through in his childhood, and he comes to the aid of the poorest whenever he can.

Adriana T., New York

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Adriana wore this model from the Junk Kouture group, which creates haute couture pieces from waste. This special model was made from used surgical masks to draw attention to the increase in medical waste in parallel with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Valeria B., New York

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Valeria recently obtained US citizenship and is interested in the protection and development of migrant rights.

Luz S., New York

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Luz is a doctor and advocates for vaccination and protection against Covid-19 in his community.

She moved to New York from Mexico two years ago and has been an advocate for vaccinations throughout the pandemic, urging her family to get vaccinated and protect themselves.

Hurley S., New York

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Hurley is passionate about advocating for sexual and reproductive health rights. She is committed in particular by signing petitions and launching essential debates on abortion with her family and loved ones.

Winnifred E., Accra

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Winnifred likes festivals like the Global Citizen Festival because they allow her to meet like-minded people.

Kristian, Accra

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Kristian defends the education of women and girls, to give them the possibility of forging a better life.

Here are more looks from Global Citizens who came out and made their mark in Accra, where festival-goers packed Black Star Square to call for urgent action for girls, for the planet and to create change.

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The experience was sublime, both in New York and Accra, with tens of thousands of motivated, passionate and enthusiastic Global Citizens, eager for change and a better world, who came together to take action against to some of the world’s biggest challenges as part of the campaign to end extreme poverty NOW — and all, of course, in style.

The Global Citizen Festival calls on world leaders, businesses and philanthropists to redouble their efforts to end extreme poverty NOW. Through our global campaign and concerts in two iconic venues (Central Park in New York and Black Star Square in Accra), we will bring together leaders, artists, activists and Global Citizens from around the world on September 24 to deliver a ambitious political agenda focused on empowering girls and women, taking climate action, breaking down systemic barriers and elevating activists and advocates. Wherever you are in the world, you can join the campaign and take action now by downloading the Global Citizen app.

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