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How to watch today’s ‘Call to Unite’ coronavirus benefit with Hollywood stars

“The Call to Unite”
A slew of major Hollywood stars, athletes, musicians, spiritual figures and more will participate in the 24-hour “Call to Unite” livestream.
(Associated Press)

The stars — and spiritual luminaries — are aligning big time to raise funds and awareness for coronavirus relief efforts amid the public health crisis.

Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Quincy Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, George W. Bush, Charli D’Amelio, Naomi Campbell, Common, Jennifer Garner and many more have signed on to participate in “The Call to Unite,” a 24-hour livestream event benefiting service partners GiveDirectly and Points of Light.

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s star-studded show.

What time is the event and where can I watch it?

“The Call to Unite” starts at 5 p.m. Pacific today and ends at 5 p.m. Pacific Saturday.

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You can access the livestream directly via the event’s website, as well as on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, LinkedIn, Roku and SiriusXM Stars channel 109.

Spotify will also stream clips from the show during and after the virtual festivities.

Who’s going to be there?

Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts will read a children’s story during the “Call to Unite” livestream.
(Michael Nagle / For The Times)

Well, there really is no there there, considering all the talent will be participating from the socially distanced safety of their homes, but a whole slew of entertainers are slated to to contribute relay-style to the online extravaganza.

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Here’s the full lineup:

  • Abby Stein
  • African Children’s Choir
  • Alan Lightman
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Ally Brooke
  • Aloe Blacc
  • Alphabet Rockers
  • Amandla Stenberg
  • Amy Grant
  • Andrew Adams
  • Andrew Bird
  • Andrew Mangino
  • Andy Ogden
  • Anwar Khan
  • Archbishop Thabo Makgoba
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Arlene Samen
  • Arthur Brooks
  • Asha Ramgobin
  • Asher Angel
  • Barbara Holmes
  • BeBe Winans
  • Biso Tutu-Gxashe
  • Bombino
  • Brian Mclaren
  • Brie Stoner
  • Brooke Williamson
  • Byron Katie
  • C5 Artists
  • CeCe Winans
  • Chad Veach
  • Charlamagne tha God
  • Charli D’Amelio
  • Chris and Meryl Michon
  • Chris Sizemore
  • Chloe & Maud Arnold
  • Common
  • D’Neill Schmall
  • Dalien/13 Hands
  • Daniel Dae Kim
  • Daniel Wright
  • Darius Baxter
  • Darlene Love
  • Darrell Green
  • David Brooks
  • David Lat
  • Dawn Feldthouse
  • Debbie Allen
  • Deepak Chopra
  • DeVon Franklin
  • Diana Berrent
  • Dikembe Mutombo
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • Donna Hicks & Federica Vegas
  • Dr. Ashwin Vasan
  • Dr. Dara Kass
  • Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell & Dr. Allie Gips
  • Dr. Enrico Poletti
  • Dr. Lakshama Swamy
  • Dr. Omar Maniya
  • Dr. Rheeda Walker
  • Drew Dollaz
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Ellen Bennett
  • Ellie Manspile
  • Emma Aldo
  • Eva Longoria
  • Father Leo Patalinghug
  • Father Richard Rohr
  • Filastine & Nova
  • Fiona Lowenstein
  • Francis Suarez
  • Gabrielle Bernstein
  • GENTRI
  • gina Breedlove
  • Huang Yi Studio+
  • Imam Omar Suleiman
  • International School of Kuala Lumpur
  • Israel Houghton & Adrienne Bailon
  • Jason Beghe
  • Jay Shetty
  • Jeanette Jackson Gaines
  • Jennifer Bailey
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Jessica Coleman
  • Jewel
  • Joe Primo
  • Joel Benenson
  • John Bridgeland
  • Jon Boogz
  • Jon Klein
  • Joseph (Rev Run) Simmons
  • Josh Groban
  • Joyce DiDonato
  • Judah Smith
  • Julia Roberts
  • Kabir Helminski
  • Kasia Urbaniak
  • Kathleen Shriver
  • Kelly McGonigal
  • Kendal Kost & Charlie
  • Killian Noe
  • Kodi Lee
  • Krista Tippett
  • Lamont Young
  • Lawrence Bartley
  • Le Patin Libre
  • Lea Salonga
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Lil Buck
  • Loretta Claiborne
  • Lovelife Mentors
  • Mahdia Lynn
  • Mandy Moore
  • Marc Brackett
  • Maria Shriver
  • Marianne Williamson
  • Marie Kondo
  • Mark Hyman
  • Martha Beck
  • Martin Luther King III
  • Martin Sheen
  • Mary-Ellen Blair
  • Meisha Robinson
  • Meria Carstarphen
  • Michael Israel
  • Michael Merritt
  • Minister Glenda Sherrod
  • Minnie Driver
  • Mirabai Starr
  • Mona Haydar
  • Mujib Mannan
  • Myriam Sidibe
  • Nadya Okamoto
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Naomi Judd
  • Ndaba Mandela
  • Nejla Yatkin
  • Nick Penniman
  • Nikodimos Kabarnos
  • 98 Degrees
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Peter Yarrow
  • Philippines Healthcare Workers
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Prajakta Koli
  • President George W. Bush
  • Questlove
  • Quincy Jones
  • Rabbi Jonah Pesner
  • Rabbi Marc Gellman
  • Rev. angel Kyodo Williams
  • Rev. Jacqui Lewis
  • Richie Cannata
  • Rick Warren
  • Rob Lowe
  • Rodney Atkins
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • Roger Weissberg
  • Roshi Joan Halifax
  • Ruby Ibarra
  • Sachem HawkStorm
  • Savior Children Foundation in Ghana, Africa
  • Shahin Shahida
  • Shaka Senghor
  • Shaka Sisulu
  • Sheléa
  • Sherri Mitchell
  • Simon Sinek
  • Sir Ken Robinson
  • Sister Norma Pimentel
  • Sister Simone Campbell
  • Sofi Tukker
  • SoHyun Ko
  • Steve Aoki
  • Steven McDonald
  • Swami Atmarupananda
  • Tami Pyfer
  • The Global Scribes
  • The Young People’s Chorus Of New York City
  • Tim Shriver
  • Tom Rosshirt
  • Tricia Hersey/The Nap Ministry
  • Tye Tribbett
  • UNICEF South America
  • Valarie Kaur
  • Yang Lan
  • Yo-Yo Ma
  • Yuna Zarai
  • Zabie Yamasaki
  • Zac Hill

What will all these people be doing?

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The day’s itinerary promises “lessons, performances, conversations and more — 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.”

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Winfrey will kick things off with a 25-minute talk with Bishop T.D. Jakes; Roberts will read a children’s story; Kim will present a video documenting his coronavirus journey; and NBA stars will coach kids on how to exercise indoors.

Plus musical artists, such as Jewel, Questlove, Groban, Ma, Grant, 98 Degrees, Common, Lil Buck and Bebe Winans, will perform from their homes.

Most of the show, however, will take a more spiritual tack, with rabbis, imams, gurus and pastors offering advice on achieving happiness and satisfaction, as well as yoga and breathing workshops.

The schedule comprises 200 Zoom video segments, ranging from 30 seconds to 25 minutes each.

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How can I donate?

Viewers can find more information about service organizations Points of Light and GiveDirectly on the Call to Unite website.

You can also donate to GiveDirectly here and get involved with Points of Light here.

Anything else?

Read up on the inspirations behind the event — organized by Special Olympics’ Tim Shriver — in the Los Angeles Times’ preview, featuring an interview with Jon Klein, senior executive producer for the livestream.

“The Call to Unite” will feature Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Dae Kim, Julia Roberts and other big-name celebrities for Friday’s livestreamed event.
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