Video

Global Citizen?

2 May

Last year, Phil and I attended the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park. All he had to do was re-post a few videos about polio, global poverty, gender injustice and those “8 points” got him two entries in the draw for free tickets. Low and behold, we got em!

[Flash forward to concert]

It was nearing the end of the concert, and I was desperately waiting in line to use one of the foul Porta Potties that had run out of toilet paper an hour into the concert. Right before Neil Young’s performance, and directly after the Foo Fighters had left the stage, a final round of pledges, videos included, were being cycled across the giant screen. The girl standing behind me sighed in agitation: “This is not what I came here for; where the hell is Neil Young?”

Was I really there to be a global citizen? Was my attendance in some way fighting to eradicate polio, alleviate poverty, or advance women’s position in developing countries? I did buy at least 1 beer.

It’s that time of year again to try to win free concert tickets by posting videos, tweeting injustice, and sharing responsibility.

I still hesitate to post this.

Advertisements

One Response to “Global Citizen?”

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Changing the world one tweet at a time | Human Rights and Education Collaborative - May 19, 2013

    […] I am usually a jealous curator of my social media accounts, but last year a few do-gooding tweets on behalf of ‘Global Citizen’ had been enough to gain two tickets to a great festival in Central Park. […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: