LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA JOINS GROUP OF CO-CHAIRS FOR
‘RiseUp AS ONE’ — A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC AND UNITY IN AMERICA
– OCTOBER 14-15, 2016 –
The TONY, EMMY, GRAMMY And PULITZER PRIZE Winning Actor/Composer Has Shared A Heartfelt Video Message On The Unifying Power of Music.
– Watch It Now At riseupasone.com
“We are on this one little tiny planet together. The challenges we face as humans are too big to be tackled by factions. And if we use the rhetoric of fear and division, there are problems that we cannot face that way.
Music is one of the most mysterious things we make as a human race. It connects both hemispheres of our brains, it connects our reasoning side with our emotional side. And it also allows for connections between people – sometimes languages divide us, sometimes, interests divide us, but music always unites us. Music always brings us together. And I’m… I’m happy that I make something that brings people together.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda
Additional Co-Chairs Include T Bone Burnett, Kenneth Cole, Emilio & Gloria Estefan, America Ferrera, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Quincy Jones, Residente, Robert Rodriguez & More:
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“Celebrities from music, film, fashion, sport and academia — including Samuel L. Jackson, Kenneth Cole, Jason Collins, America Ferrera, Salma Hayek, Quincy Jones, and Emilio and Gloria Estefan — have signed up to co-chair a two-day [event] to celebrate diversity and unity”- AP/Washington Post
“Ahead of Univision and Fusion Media Group’s ‘Rise Up as One’ event… René Pérez, aka Residente, Emilio & Gloria Estefan and other megastars were announced as honorary co-chairs of the event” – Billboard
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 — Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, and the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division of UCI serving the rising American mainstream, today announced the addition of Lin Manuel-Miranda to the list of notable honorary co-chairs for ‘RiseUp AS ONE’ (#RiseUpAsOne) – a two-day celebration of music, diversity and unity which will take place on October 14 and 15. The event will feature a heavyweight lineup of artists, musicians, influencers and thought leaders and will consist of performances, talks and cultural expositions. In conjunction with his support of RiseUp AS ONE, Miranda speaks about the power of music to act as a unifying force in a new video unveiled today on riseupasone.com
Miranda Joins an impressive list of co-chairs from diverse backgrounds, including: Jose Andres, Nicolas Berggruen, T Bone Burnett, Ximena Caminos, Kenneth Cole, Jason Collins, Junot Díaz, Ava DuVernay, Emilio & Gloria Estefan, America Ferrera, Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Don Graham, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Dr. Henry Jenkins, Quincy Jones, Mía Maestro, Jonathan Olinger, Eduardo Padrón, Residente, Shonda Rhimes, Robert Rodriguez, Dr. Robert K. Ross, Sree Sreenivasan, Forest Whitaker and Ethan Zuckerman.
Friday, October 14 will be a day of thought leadership on issues related to unity and inclusion followed by a free ticketed concert headlined by internationally acclaimed artists and musicians on Saturday, October 15. The concert will be broadcast live October 15 coast-to-coast in Spanish on Univision Network and in English on FUSION from 7:00-10:00pm, ET (4:00-7:00pm, PT). UCI will cover and promote the event across its suite of platforms including its two broadcast networks, 11 cable channels, 126 local TV and radio stations and portfolio of digital assets.
Details regarding the location of the event will be unveiled in coming days, along with announcements regarding the concert’s headliners and supporting artists.
ABOUT UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS INC.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, Fusion, a 24- hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital network, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of online and mobile websites and apps, including Univision.com, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, Univision Now, a direct to consumer video service, Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content, The Root, the leading online news, opinion, and culture destination for African-Americans and a stake in The Onion, the nation’s leading comedy and news satire brand; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.