Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, DJ Khaled, and More Attended WE Day California to Celebrate Young People Changing the World

INGLEWOOD, CA - APRIL 27: Host of WE Day California, actress/singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Selena Gomez speaks onstage at WE Day California to celebrate young people changing the world at The Forum on April 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)

Today, 16,000 youth from across California came together at The “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood for WE Day, a youth empowerment event that celebrates everyday heroes and proves no one is too young to change the world.

WE Day California was hosted by actress and multi-platinum recording artist Selena Gomez and featured speeches and performances by Laila Ali, Rowan Blanchard, Alessia Cara, Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson, Auli’i Cravalho, Lily Collins, Laverne Cox, Bryan Cranston, Josh Gad, Tyrese GibsonEvan Goldberg, Winnie Harlow, Jessie J, Alicia Keys, DJ Khaled, Demi Lovato, Shay Mitchell, Miss Piggy along with other Muppets including Fozzie Bear and Statler and WaldorfEmeli Sandé, Lilly Singh, Lizzie Velasquez and more.

WE Day California, made possible by Co-Title Sponsors The Allstate Foundation and Unileverpaired a star-studded lineup with international activists and WE co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger. Together, they energized the crowd with unforgettable performances and motivational speeches to inspire youth to continue taking action on local and global societal issues such as bullying, clean water and poverty.

INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 27: Tyrese Gibson speaks onstage at WE Day California to celebrate young people changing the world at The Forum on April 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)

“The young people here today at WE Day California are proof that everyone has the power to create change,” said six-time GRAMMY® nominee, author, producer, philanthropist and internationally renowned film star, Tyrese Gibson. “I hope that by sharing words of encouragement from the WE Day stage and through the work of #TheLoveCircleFoundation, I can help these students to keep making a positive impact—because I want my daughter, and kids everywhere, to grow up in a world of respect, equality and love.”

INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 27: Motivational speaker/author Lizzie Velasquez speaks onstage at WE Day California to celebrate young people changing the world at The Forum on April 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)

Global motivational speaker, anti-bullying activist, social media personality, author, & host of Unzipped with Lizzie Velasquez, Lizzie Velasquez, shared her story of facing bullying and the importance of focusing on self-confidence.

INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 27: Singer/songwriter Alessia Cara performs onstage at WE Day California to celebrate young people changing the world at The Forum on April 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)

Award winning singer and songwriter, Alessia Cara, got the crowd on their feet with a performance of her hit song “Wild Thing,” accompanied by International Sensation STOMP and Boogie Zone Dancers

INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 27: Actor Josh Gad and Fozzie Bear speak onstage at WE Day California to celebrate young people changing the world at The Forum on April 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)

Actor and Entertainer, Josh Gad, World’s Funniest Stand-Up Comic Bear, Fozzie Bear, and Professional Hecklers, Statler and Waldorf, learned an important lesson about bullying.

Check out more highlights from the event on WE Day’s official website WE.org.

Written by Jozie Schroder

Jozie is the executive editor and head of photography for Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. She is a student at the University of Miami majoring in finance and minoring in public relations. When she is not with her sister Juliet coordinating business plans or attending red carpets, she can be seen as a dancer on the University of Miami Hurricanettes team, where she also runs the organization's social media accounts.