has long been involved in a variety of projects from cultural sustainability
in Brazil’s most remote regions
to speaking out on environmental issues
. The Pearl of Brazil, who is as passionate about social change
as she is about maintaining Brazil’s unique heritage, will headline Rio+Social on June 19
. On the eve of the UN’s Rio 20+ summit, Mercury, who is still a UNICEF ambassador for Brazil, will speak with other leaders including Richard Branson and former Colorado Senator Timothy Wirth. The discussions during Rio+Social will explore the role of social media and technology in sustainable development. To learn more about the Rio+Social project as well as to register, visit the Rio+Social portal
Photo of Daniela Mercury performing in Los Angeles
last year courtesy Leon Kaye.