While politicians argue over policies and problems about the border between the U.S. and our Southern neighbor Mexico, the RiseUp As One festival seeks to change that.

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The goal is not to physically erase the borders because as just like the promo video states, “there really are no borders except the ones we’ve created, but the aim is to bridge the people through universal languages like art, film and music.”

Oct. 15th celebrities and musicians like Emilio and Gloria Estefan,  Forest Whitaker, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Junot Diaz, Robert Rodriguez and many others will stand together  against racial division.


Supporting partners include The California Endowment’s #SchoolsNotPrisons and #Health4All campaigns, Cross Border Xpress (CBX), City of San Diego, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, City of Imperial Beach, HBO, Revolve Impact, Dots, Variety, Square, PVBLIC, UNICEF, United Nations and BET. Showing there can be great collaborations by multi-national entities working towards better communications between countries.

The concert will be broadcast live coast-to-coast in Spanish on Univision Network and English on FUSION from 7:00-10:00pm, ET (4:00-7:00pm, PT).

There will be live performances by Andra Day, Luis Coronel, Los Tigres De Norte and many more.