Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Wyclef Jean, Freshly Ground, Soweto Gospel Choir, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (First Lady of France) Angelique Kidjoe, Will.i.am, Josh Groban, Cyndi Laupert, Lil’ Kim and Morgan Freeman were part of the star studded celebs that gathered at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Saturday to “make an imprint” by celebrating Mandela’s 91st birthday and officially launching the Mandela Day initiative, a 46664 celebration (Mandela’s 46664 is his charity focused on fight against HIV/AIDS).
The Mandela Day initiative suggests people worldwide contribute 67minutes of their time to help the less fortunate. 67 minutes represents each year Mandela spent fighting for humanitarian causes.
Leading up to the New York Radio City Music Hall celebration United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, South Africa’s Ambassador for the United Nations, Baso Sangqu and many other dignitaries were at the Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall to Celebrate Mandela Day by signing the official Mandela Day Volunteer Scroll, a move that also received the support of President Obama.
Visit the official Mandela Day website for information on the initiative.
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