(CelebrityAccess)–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, has announced a series of notable honorary cochairs 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.
The noteworthy list of cochairs come from diverse backgrounds and represent the broad reach of the RiseUp AS ONE event. The list of
cochairs include: 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,
Robert Rodriguez, Dr. Robert K. Ross, Sree Sreenivasan, Forest Whitaker and Ethan Zuckerman.
“We’re honored to have such a diverse group of inspiring and talented individuals joining us to
celebrate who we are and the way we live through this unprecedented event. Their passion and
commitment will help us put a spotlight on the power of inclusivity in a changing America,” said Camila
Jimenez Villa, CoPresident and Chief Content Officer, Fusion Media
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 broadcast live October 15
coast to coast in Spanish on Univision Network and in English on FUSION from 7:0010:00pm, ET (4:007:00pm, 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.
For more information about the event and to sign up for event
updates, please visit RiseUpAsOne.com (#RiseUpAsOne). Follow RiseUp on Facebook, Twitter (@RiseUpAsOne), and Instagram