Charity, Television, What to Watch
Apr 28, 2020


Oprah is joining forces with President George W. Bush, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, and other celebrities to unite us during Covid19.

THE CALL TO UNITE  will be a 24-hour global livestream event, beginning on FRIDAY, MAY 1 at 8PM EDT and airing through SATURDAY, MAY 2 at 8PM EDT – that aims to unite people across the world to celebrate our shared humanity.  Over 200 cultural, spiritual, civic, and community leaders will participate, including: Oprah Winfrey, Tim Shriver, Julia Roberts, President George W. Bush, Deepak Chopra, Questlove, Common, Jennifer Garner, Yo-Yo Ma, Maria Shriver, Martin Luther King III, Alanis Morissette & many, many more!These celebrities are coming together to support all of us in coping with the challenges of this moment in order to emerge from this crisis better than when it began.  All participants and viewers will be invited to #answerthecall by giving, serving, and sharing their stories.  Everyone is invited.  And everyone belongs.

The Call to Unite will be livestreamed at and on supporting partners including Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, LinkedIn, and SiriusXM Stars channel 109.  Spotify will provide segments from the event on demand within the 24 hour-period and afterward. Media connection technical details can be found here to further amplify The Call to Unite.


Today, billions of people around the world are isolated and anxious because of the COVID-19 pandemic — unable to gather with loved ones, go to work, or even mourn those they’ve lost.  Still, in this moment of isolation, millions are rising to the occasion by showing each other love and support in countless ways.  The Call to Unite is a celebration of those acts of humanity, and an invitation to the world to join in lifting one another in this moment of need.  We need each other.  Now more than ever.

The Call to Unite is made possible by the generous production support of VIVA Creative. 

The Call to Unite is presented by UNITE, a new collaborative led by Tim Shriver and people from all walks of life who are dedicated to creating and supporting projects that address universal challenges we can only solve together.