Cynthia Erivo, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, & Carmen Perez lead the latest round of Social Good Summit speakersAug 25, 2017
With the 2017 Social Good Summit less than a month away, tickets are going fast and new names are being added to our distinguished lineup every day.
From musical performances to live art installations, we have a lot in store for this year's Summit!
We're excited to announce that among the latest additions to this year’s confirmed speakers are guests you won't want to miss: The Color Purple's Cynthia Erivo, Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Yes, Jamie Lannister himself will be there!), and Women's March Co-Chair Carmen Perez.
As an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony award-winning actress and singer, Erivo has been outspoken about the power of using your voice to enact change. Throughout her career, Erivo has been active in the Broadway community, working to inspire conversation and collective action around racial and social justice.
Best known as a member of the villainous Lannister family on Game of Thrones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has spent his time offscreen working as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme, slaying gender inequality and fighting climate change. Recently, having witnessed the effects of global warming firsthand during filming, Coster-Waldau teamed up with Google to document the impact of global warming in Greenland.
As Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice, Carmen Perez has advocated for many of today's most important civil rights issues. Perez has founded Justice League NYC & CA to address criminal justice at a localized level. Most recently, Perez was appointed National Co-Chair of the Women's March on Washington, which was the largest single-day protest in U.S. history and helped usher in the current resurgence of activism.
On Sunday, Sept. 17, Erivo, Coster-Waldau, and Perez will be joined onstage by a host of other advocates and activists to talk about innovative solutions to global issues throughout the world, including:
ElsaMarie D'Silva, CEO & Founder of Safecity
Rocky Duwani, Singer-Songwriter
Ronald de Jong, Executive Vice President at Philips & Chairman of the Philips Foundation
Erika Ender, Singer-Songwriter
Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees
Kate Hampton, CEO of the Children Investment Fund Foundation
Munira Khalif, United Nations U.S. Youth Observer
Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas, Head of Sustainable Finance at UBS & Society
Rachel Kyte, CEO & Special Representative of the UN Secretary for Sustainable Energy for All
Dr. Rebecca Martin, Director at the Center for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross
David Miliband, President & CEO of the International Rescue Committee
Lawrence O'Donnell, Anchor of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
Juliana Rotich, Co-Founder of BRCK & Ushahidi
Martha Isabel "Pati" Ruiz Corzo, Director of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda I.A.P.
To see the full list of 2017 speakers, visit mashable.com/sgs.
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