Stephen Colbert, Bill Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden were among those who spoke, Walking Dead" actress and playwright Danai Gurira performed a riveting monologue from her play- speaking from the perspective of an African mother who discovers that her cheating husband has left her HIV positive- and stars including Jessie J, Miley Cyrus and Bono and the Edge provided the music. -Excerpts from ONE on ONE weekly newsletter:
|Elaine &Jamie Drummond (ONE co-founder)|
ONE activist Kristi York Wooten wrote about the event and World AIDS Day in The Huffington Post.
In addition to the concert (which was held on World AIDS Day), a handful of ONE and(RED) leaders rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, including Elaine VanCleave. Gives new meaning to "ringing in the holiday."
The actual ringing was led by CEOs Tom Hart of ONE and Deborah Dugan of (RED). "They pressed a button to ring the bell," said VanCleave. "The bell was right behind me. Loud and very big. It was cool. All the traders on the floor were watching us." (Photos courtesy of Elaine VanCleave)