In the next three weeks, you might notice that something different about notable actors’ social media accounts. Celebrities are surrendering their social media accounts for ONE World Campaign’s #PassTheMic campaign.
The campaign will have actors like Julia Roberts, Danai Gurira, Hugh Jackman, David Oyelowo, Shailene Woodley, Rainn Wilson and Penelope Cruz handing over their platforms to global health, economic and policy experts and frontline workers. The experts will give us the pertinent information grounded in data, science and facts as they address why a global response to this pandemic is so crucial.
The campaign will kick off Thursday with Roberts handing off her accounts to Dr. Anthony Fauci who is a key member of the White House’s coronavirus task force and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Yemi Alade, Connie Britton, Millie Bobby Brown, Sarah Jessica Parker, Busy Philipps, Rita Wilson, Robin Wright and more also set to participate. Experts taking over their accounts include Bill Frist (physician and former US Senator from Tennessee, Doctor), Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (former President of Liberia), Vera Songwe (Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa), Craig Spencer (Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center) among others.
#PasstheMic is part of One’s One World Campaign call-to-action for a global response to COVID-19 looks to protect the most vulnerable and supports people worst hit economically while strengthening health systems and creating a more equal world.
Watch the video of #PasstheMic participants above. Learn more here.
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