On Saturday, first lady Michelle Obama announced a new campaign during the star-studded Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park to raise awareness of the issue. Never mind the inaugural ball serenade, the national anthem sung on the Mall, the 50th birthday performance, or the letter Beyoncé wrote Obama thanking her for just being.
Obama called for the supporters of her campaign to post pictures of themselves on Twitter and Instagram with a caption telling what they learned in school followed by the hashtag #62MillionGirls.
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to the festival attendees by a video link from the White House. “It’s the only way to ensure that these girls can fulfill their potential, provide for their families and contribute fully to their countries”, she said.
The Global Citizen festival was last night; a celebration of music and the United Nations to promote ending world poverty. She said the photos will “show the power of education”.
“We have millions and trillions of greenbacks but in which the some cash goes will be the military services, stuff that are hopeless to actually society”, she replied.
“It is a book and a pen that can change the life of a child it’s not a gun”, Yousafzai added.
“We are helping adolescent girls worldwide go to school”, Obama also said. “It was a gun that hit me on the left side of my forehead, it was a gun that hit my two friends, but it wasn’t a pen”.
According to CBSNews, the event, which aired on MSNBC, was hosted by Stephen Colbert, Kerry Washington and other top celebrities.
Performers at the event include Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay. “I want y’all to get lost and dance like children”, she told the crowd.