Web Celeb Wednesday: Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys has been known to compose beautiful music with meaning. She has come to the realization that social media is a very powerful tool that could be used to create change in the world.
Keys, is connected with the Keep a Child Alive program which helps to raise money and awareness towards a cure for HIV and AIDs. Through this organization, she is able to shed light on people who are often ignored by society because of their lack of modern technology.
Her goal is to listen to stories told by those who have lost loved ones to the diseases and to alert the rest of the world about what is going on through social media.
Keys, has actually staged an event on World AIDs day, where she asks her other fellow celebs to turn off their social media accounts for the one day. She has been able to recruit popular celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Serena Williams and Usher.
The event is called the Digital Life Sacrifice where celebs have an ad that shows them lying within a coffin. The inspiration is to ask followers to consider why we would care more about a celeb’s death as opposed to millions of people dying in places that they all came from.
Alicia Keys wanted to raise money through these social media campaigns and donate it towards those affected by AIDs and HIV in India and Africa.
Her dedication to her philanthropic commitment is supremely astounding. She is fully invested in bringing help to those in the world who absolutely need it.