All the Inspiring Moments From the 24-Hour ''Call to Unite'' Livestream

Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts and more famous faces participate in The Call to Unite. See all the best moments from the global livestream.

By Mike Vulpo, McKenna Aiello May 02, 2020 11:33 PMTags
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It's time to come together as one.

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the lives of millions around the world, Hollywood's biggest stars are coming together for a special event. 

Titled "The Call to Unite," the 24-hour global livestream event aims to unite people across the world to celebrate our shared humanity. 

Whether you're looking for performances, conversations or some inspiration, "Call to Unite" will feature it all. 

Plus, with familiar faces like Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Common, Eva Longoria, Ally Brooke, Maria ShriverMandy Moore and Rob Lowe already scheduled to attend, you just never know who is going to stop by and join the cause.

So how can you be part of this special event? The Call to Unite will be livestreamed online and on supporting networks like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and SiriusXM. All participants and viewers are also invited to #answerthecall by giving, serving and sharing their stories. 

Celebs Giving Back Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic

If you missed part of the event, don't worry! We are compiling all the highlights in our gallery below. 

And don't forget: Everyone is invited and everyone belongs at "The Call to Unite."

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne recently honored frontline workers with her new music video "We Are Warriors" and today, she performed it during the "Call To Unite" livestream. All proceeds from the song and music video will go to her foundation and Project HOPE, which is providing support to health care workers around the globe. 

Jennifer Garner

During the "Call To Unite" livestream, Jennifer Garner read to West Virginia Schoolchildren. "I've been reading to the kids at Pleasant Hill over Skype from movie sets and different locations like my living room and kitchen once a month for the past couple of years," she shared. "And we are so excited to share our tradition with everybody out there because my call to unite has been to make sure that kids who are missing out on education and food with school closures have access to both." 

Eva Longoria

"I've seen extraordinary acts by extraordinary people," Eva Longoria shared during the "Call To Unite" livestream. "Nurses and doctors risking their lives, not seeing their own families so they can take care of ours. I've seen chefs pivoting away from restaurant business and customers, and focusing on feeding the homeless and those in need. Therapists donating their time online for no charge just because they want to help those in need who need mental health support at this time as they face scary uncertainties. Perfume factories making hand sanitizers instead of fragrances. Grandmas and moms and aunts and uncles and nieces and everybody using their hobby of sewing to make masks for front-line health responders. [...] We're in a moment where we have a chance to reset and to start anew, to come out of this wiser and stronger and kinder." 

Rob Lowe

After highlighting the importance of commonality youth experience in creative projects, actor Rob Lowe introduced The Global Scribes Kids who performed an original song during the "Call to Unite" livestream. 

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts read Rescue the Princess, a children's book, for viewers at home. She said she chose the book to raise awareness of children's education and gender inequality. "Girls are at acute risk for never returning to the classroom," she said, after highlighting the important work non-profit Room to Read does for low-income communities and students.

Deepak Chopra

The author lends his knowledge on the power of meditation, showing compassion and living a life with love.

Mandy Moore & Taylor Goldsmith

The duo performs "Silver Landings" during the livestream.

Marie Kondo

The Netflix sensation sparks joy! Marie Kondo shares her best tips and tricks for creating a little sanctuary in your home. She also offers advice on meditation, keeping a routine and more.

Oprah Winfrey & Eckhart Tolle

Oprah chats with the spiritual guru about doing their best to stay present, especially in such uncertain times. The world-famous star says she finds solace "only by coming back to the present moment and reminding myself that I am breathing and I am fine and I am OK."

Daniel Dae Kim

The actor, who tested positive for coronavirus in March, advocates for plasma donation. Because his home state of Hawaii was not yet accepting donations, Daniel says he flew to Los Angeles to give what he calls "the gift that can keep on giving."

"Time was of the essence," he says. "People were dying every day and people still are... I just felt that it was incumbent on me to do whatever I could."

Charlamagne the God

The radio personality stresses the importance of caring for one's mental health, saying, "It's OK to not be OK."

"When it comes to our mental and emotional wellbeing we have a hard time seeing those flaws and wrinkles. You can always be better in those phases. You just have to want to be better," he says.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The modern dance company performs a spectacular number from remote locations. 

Arianna Huffington

The Thrive Global CEO shares a few tips to strengthen what she calls "mental resilience." Huffington advocates for 60 seconds of deep breaths when anxiety arises, limiting consumption of coronavirus news and expressing gratitude whenever possible.


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