UNITY EARTH: LIFT OFF is a multigenerational, intercultural, interactive concert in celebration of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, taking place on February 2, 2019 at the historic United Palace in New York City. This unprecedented celebration will bring together indigenous leaders, musicians, diplomats, artists, scientists, peace activists, interfaith and faith-based representatives, along with guests of all ages in a colorful celebration of our common humanity.
UNITY EARTH LIFT OFF is a catalyst for the Global Road to 2020 and its culminating event, the Caravan of Unity Across America. The Road to 2020 is an increasingly public series of events worldwide designed to capture new opportunities for weaving a greater spirit of unity and peaceful coexistence across the Earth. These gatherings, which began in 2016 at the United Nations, all build towards the Caravan of Unity, a globally broadcast display of solidarity designed to bring together grass-roots movements in ecology, arts, the wisdom traditions and social justice. This historic tour will begin in San Francisco on September 1, 2020 and finish in New York on the International Day of Peace, September 21, in support of Sustainable Development Goal #16 (Peace).
Building on the work of UNITY EARTH’s U Day Festival 2018, which commemorated World Interfaith Harmony Week in Ethiopia at the African Union Commission in February 2018, the UNITY EARTH LIFT OFF event on February 2nd, 2019 will work to engage and inspire the New York community, NGO representatives to the UN, and the diplomatic corps while introducing the Road to 2020 and Caravan of Unity to an international audience.