Live 8
Three words. Three words that were intended to make a difference throughout the whole world. What could these three minuscule words be? "Make Poverty History." The slogan of the Live 8 concert which was held on July 2, 2005. Live 8 was a series of concerts that preformed on that same day in eleven different countries. The concert was intended to bring awareness of global poverty. The concert was not a benefit concert- another slogan was even “We don’t want your money, we want your voice” (Impact of Live 8: Can We Make Poverty History?). The issues brought up in Live 8 made a global impact, the G8 Nations soon after voted to cancel the debt of 18 of the poorest nations in the world.This made AIDS and other drugs more accessible to the countries, and doubled levels of annual aid to Africa by 2010. It also occurred on the same day as the 20th anniversary of Live Aid, a concert to raise awareness about the poverty and famine stricken Africans which was held on July 13, 1985. Over 1,000 musicians performed which was broadcasted on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.
This event raised social awareness about poverty in the world and made people more cognoscente about poverty and being wasteful. This helped benefit the third-world countries so much just by letting people know what was going on in other parts of the world. Very many famous stars spoke out about the cause including Bono, as shown below.