Stars to frame global poverty issues in new NatGeo series

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This combination photo shows, from left, Hugh Jackman, Common, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Becky G and Uzo Aduba who will be featured in the National Geographic six-part documentary series “Activate: The Global Citizen Movement,” premiering Sept. 5. (AP Photo)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Common, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Hugh Jackman are enlisting in the Global Citizen movement.

They’re among the celebrities featured in a National Geographic docuseries highlighting efforts to fight global poverty.

The series is being done with Global Citizen, a group whose aim is to eradicate extreme poverty and its root problems through advocacy and activism.

Titled “Activate: The Global Citizen Movement,” the program follows Common as he fights for criminal justice reform. Chopra Jonas campaigns to break down barriers to girls’ education, and Jackman works on the group’s New York City concert. Other featured celebs include Becky G, Uzo Aduba and Usher.

Digital hubs on NatGeo.com and GlobalCitizen.org will offer more information on the issues highlighted in the docuseries, which includes Procter & Gamble as a partner.

The six-part show debuts Sept. 5.

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