Together with National Co-Title Sponsors The Allstate Foundation and Unilever, alongside other partners, WE Day California brings together 16,000 local change-makers, inspirational speakers and world-renowned performers to celebrate their commitment to taking action on social issues.
Hosted by Selena Gomez, a cast of new faces and returning WE Day favorites will take the stage this year, including Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato, Bryan Cranston, DJ Khaled, Miss Piggy along with other Muppets, Alessia Cara, Josh Gad, Lilly Singh, Magic Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Lily Collins, Shay Mitchell, Winnie Harlow, Angie Martinez, Emeli Sandé, Laila Ali, Lizzie Velasquez, USC Head Coach Clay Helton, Celebrity Marauders, Spencer West and more. This star-studded lineup will join international activists and WE co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, to share their passion for change and energize the crowd with unforgettable performances and motivational speeches to inspire another year of action.
“My first WE Day experience was 3 years ago and to say I was impressed is an understatement,” said actress, multi-platinum recording artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and host of WE Day California, Selena Gomez. “The electricity of an arena full of thousands of young people who are making real change in the world is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. I am grateful to be a part of such a supportive community and hope I can inspire the kids at WE Day just as they continue to inspire me.”
“I’m honored to be part of WE Day — a family of people that aren’t afraid to work hard to create real change in the world,” said award-winning singer, songwriter, pianist, activist and actress, Alicia Keys. “By pushing themselves and others to find their inner voice, young people at WE Day are finding a collective strength, realizing that together We have the power to make a difference. This is the dream realized!!”
“On WE Day, moi gets to be a role model and meet all of the incredibly strong, smart and dedicated youth who are changing the world. It’s a chance for us to come together, celebrate their accomplishments, inspire others…and, of course, pose for selfies,” said Miss Piggy.
More than a one-day event, WE Day is connected to the free, yearlong educational program WE Schools. Providing schools and community groups with curriculum, educational resources and action campaigns, this program is designed to enhance a school’s existing social initiatives or spark new ones. WE Schools encourages students to further their curricular learning, develop life skills for success beyond the classroom and become change-makers.