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CHIME Co-Founder Salma Hayek Pinault to co-host Global Citizen Festival

Today, Global Citizen announced that CHIME FOR CHANGE Co-Founder Salma Hayek Pinault will co-host this year’s Global Citizen Festival with Stephen Colbert, Deborra-Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde. The free ticketed concert, headlined by CHIME Co-Founder Beyoncé along with Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, will take place on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park on September 26, 2015.

In July, Global Citizen announced a new partnership with Gucci and the CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign to build a community of people who want to learn about and take action on the biggest challenges faced by girls and women.

“As a global citizen and co-founder of CHIME FOR CHANGE, I am honored to co-host the 2015 Global Citizen Festival,” said Salma Hayek Pinault. “Empowering girls and women is a key step toward ending extreme poverty, and I am proud to be a part of this historic moment where we will raise our voices together to create real change for girls and women around the world.”

In coordination with Global Citizen, CHIME FOR CHANGE and Salma Hayek Pinault are encouraging supporters to “CHIME for Education” through a recently launched Crowdrise campaign that supports girls’ and women’s education efforts around the world. By donating to CHIME for Education, fans will be entered to win two VIP tickets to this year’s Global Citizen Festival. To find out more information and support the campaign, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/CHIME.