For Immediate Release
Dates Updated due to COVID-19
LiveHOPE is the LiveAID of the 21st Century!
The People’s Global Reset: We invite you to reimagine, redesign, reinvent and reset human civilization, and our planet post-COVID-19
Worldwide – Standing Rock, Ethiopia, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, Sept. 23, 2019 – In 2020, the LiveHOPE Festival and the Indigenous peoples will be cohosting a massive emergency concert taking place simultaneously in different countries. More than 2 years in the planning, the LiveHOPE Festival is immediately launching a series of global actions, leading up to seven days massive global multi-city LiveAID styled events taking place from September 17 through 23, 2021. LiveHOPE is the LiveAID of the 21st Century.
We will host a “Mini Live Aid Virtual Celebration” of the 35th Anniversary of Live Aid on Saturday, July 11, 2020 (7-11), an “Conference of the Movements 26 Virtual” on Nov. 9-20, 2020, and a “Full Live Aid Celebration” on September 17-23, 2021.
The organizers of LiveHOPE are grassroots environmentalists, Indigenous peoples, and social activists that emerged from the Standing Rock NODAPL global pipeline protest and the People’s Climate March. The people most disenfranchised and affected by poverty, the climate crisis, and environmental emergency are stepping up to organize LiveHOPE. Taking direct action to restore the climate and our environment. We cannot hope for our political leaders to take action on these emergencies; we have to do it ourselves.
The LiveHOPE organizers are the keepers of the Tree of Life blueprint (a Planetary Restoration Plan (aka the Earth Restoration Plan) for the future of humanity; LiveHOPE is the implementation of the blueprint to restore the climate and our environment, while simultaneously ending global poverty in our lifetime.
We are building the LiveHOPE Festival’s Earth Restoration Platform to be the world’s largest platform to restore the Earth and its climate. The Earth Restoration Platform is a collaborative app that rewards artists, musicians, celebrities, charities, NGOs, organizations, and billions of ordinary people to restore the Earth and its climate. People and organizations can do well by doing good. For example, you can receive $50 for each tree you plant via the app.
“LiveHOPE supports Natural Law, which is the protection of all Creation, life, water, trees, animals, humanity, and air. All life is sacred. We must defend life. Indigenous peoples have been at the forefront of defending life and Mother Earth worldwide, putting their bodies and lives on the line. LiveHOPE honors the hundreds of indigenous activists that have been assassinated annually for defending the sacred, including the tribes in the front lines fighting the fires in the Amazon Jungle, says Sheri Lewis, an Executive Producer of LiveHOPE Festival from the Coahuiltecan/Lipan Apache (Adopted by Dine’ (Navajo)
For the 35th anniversary of LiveAID, the LiveHOPE Festival is putting out an “Urgent Call to Action and Open Invitation” for the world’s most socially conscious artists, people and organizations to join hands with indigenous people to take direct action on this inter-linked climate, humanitarian, and environmental emergencies, with a focus on restoring the climate and the environment. We will also provide relief for the disasters caused by climate change including providing food and water to the 45 million people in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa (worst drought of the 21st century), protecting the Amazon Rainforest from fires and helping the 70,000 people devastated by hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. This is an emergency and we need all hands on deck to put out the fire.
Harrison Ford, the famous actor, and a Conservation International Board Member said at the 2019 UN Global Climate Action Summit, “Because the destruction of nature accounts for more global emissions than all the cars and trucks in the world. As long as the land of tribal people / indigenous peoples is allowed to be encroached upon… our climate goals will remain out of reach.”
Come stand with the 1,000 Indigenous Nations gathering at Standing Rock, the African Union gathering in Ethiopia, and the island nations gathering in Puerto Rico for the LiveHOPE Festival to take direct action on these emergencies. The indigenous people, the Africans, and the island nations are the most impacted by the effects of climate change and the destruction of the environment. Also, stand with the 900 cities/ jurisdictions, and the 7,000 schools/ educational networks worldwide that have declared emergencies. Join Earth’s Last Stand to fight for the future of humanity. Many lives will depend on what actions we take today. We call for immediate action to deal with these crises.
LiveHOPE includes globally televised concerts, conferences, sustainability awards, marches and happenings worldwide to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of LiveAID. LiveHOPE supports other independent events worldwide celebrating LiveAID and taking action on this existential crisis.
LiveAID was a historical superconcert that took place in 1985 (before the Internet & smartphones) with well-known artists and celebrities, like Queen, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, etc. LiveAID mobilized 2 billion people from around the world to take action on famine relief in Ethiopia and Africa.
Today humanity is facing multiple planetary crises of biblical proportions, from human-induced climate, humanitarian, and environmental emergencies – Famine in the horn of Africa with droughts affecting 45 million people in 14 countries, man-made wildfires are raging in the Amazon, Siberia, Africa, and Alaska. Hurricane Dorian has caused major damage to the Bahamas and North Carolina, USA.
The 2 billion people watching LiveHOPE will be enrolled in a new type of social network to take direct actions to restore the climate and to deal with the interconnected issues such as the famine in the Horn of Africa, the 6th mass extinction, natural disasters, forest fires worldwide, deforestation, the decline in biodiversity, pollution, inequality, poverty, and the environmental destruction of Mother Earth, centered on fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the major initiatives planned is the “Plant 2 Trillion Peace Trees Campaign” which can restore the climate, and reduce droughts, while simultaneously ending poverty worldwide.
We are facing the 6th Mass Extinction. About one million of the world’s animal and plant species are now at risk of extinction – the largest number in human history ever to be facing the threat of oblivion, scientists say. Many species could be wiped out within decades. And their plight is caused by humans, and will inevitably affect us too. “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend on is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health, and quality of life worldwide,” said United Nations’ IPBES Chair, Sir Robert Watson.
The LiveHOPE Festival will be a spectacular four-day multi-city carbon-negative global extravaganza using the universal language of music to bring people together to create a paradigm shift in consciousness; we aim to change our present economic, social, cultural and political systems. LiveHOPE is a 21st-century LiveAID style concert with an integrated social media, smartphones, and a technological communications approach. We are currently planning to have the perfect locations for this super event, including, Standing Rock (North Dakota, USA), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) & Puerto Rico (USA). Presently, the organizers are searching for European partners to coincide with COP26 in Glasgow, UK, and Asian partners. More cities and localized events may be added as the rollout progresses. We also anticipate cities that have declared emergencies will be hosting hundreds of smaller events worldwide.
The LiveHOPE Festival will take place just before COP26 (Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, United Kingdom), a Critical UN Climate Crisis Summit of 190 nations that made entry-level pledges to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
LiveHOPE was inspired by the indigenous youth at Standing Rock and the movement has been highlighted by 16-year-old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg, “I’m sure that the moment we start behaving as if we were in an emergency, we can avoid climate and ecological catastrophe. Humans are very adaptable: we can still fix this. But the opportunity to do so will not last for long. We must start today. We have no more excuses.” (Address to the UK Parliament on April 23, 2019)
2020 is a very significant year that marks the anniversaries of many auspicious occasions and initiatives, like the 10-year remaining marker for the United Nations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Each day during the course of LiveHOPE, we will have themes and honor that which has come before: (a) the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, (b) the 35th Anniversary of LiveAID, (c) the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the United Nations & (d) the International Day of Peace on Sept 21st, and 11 Days of Global Unity.
About LiveHOPE Fund
LiveHOPE Festival is brought to you by the LiveHOPE Fund. A group of proactive, passionate indigenous people and activists doing all they can to bring awareness and usher in the new paradigm of music, technology, broadcasting, education, social media & events. The LiveHOPE team is planning on recruiting large-scale live- entertainment & event producers from around the world as well as investors, sponsors, infrastructure specialists, broadcast & media companies, accounting firms, activists, celebrities, and thousands of volunteers to help with the event. All the use of funds, major expenses, and projects will be transparently tracked on the BLOCKCHAIN. A press conference will be scheduled in the coming months to provide more details of the LiveHOPE Festival.
With initial sponsors, the Unlimited Hemp Company & other like-minded earth lovers jumping on board daily, the event is taking on a life of its own. The total capacity for the three locations of Standing Rock, Ethiopia, and Puerto Rico allows up to 2 million people, with 4- day passes, camping sites, VIP access, parties, hotel packages, meet-and-greets & other ticketing options to be announced in early 2020. There will be a variety of music and artists in each location as a cultural expression, attracting artists that draw in the masses. The time is now for us to come together to change the world, to honor the changemakers, to celebrate & enjoy the music. We can change the course of history together. This is a callout for your participation. We would love to hear from anyone interested in being part of this epic event.