Some of you may be asking, “What is We Day?” Well let’s start off by first explaining the We Day movement. The movement consists of young people leading local and global change. We Day celebrates and inspires this generation’s shift from me to we – towards acting with intention, leading with compassion, and a belief in the power of community. We Day empowers young people to find their passion and create the change they want to see in the world. They are a blueprint for building the next generation of global citizens.
On August 21st ABC will air the first-ever U.S. commercial-free, one-hour broadcast of We Day. The show will consist of discussions of social issues faced by today’s youth and how they can take action on the issues they care about. Bullying, struggles with body image, the environment, inner-city violence and literacy are only a handful of the social issues that will be covered in We Day. The show will include celebrities, international activists, and inspiring young people who have dealt with these issues first-hand.
The show will include a handful of A-list celebrities including the special host Selena Gomez.
“I am so proud to be part of We Day. Connecting with hundreds of thousands of youth that are determined to make this world a better place is so inspiring. By coming together, young people are empowered to take action on issues they care about and make an impact – We Day is the movement that sparks inspiration and leads to action. I believe that this is the generation that will change the world, and I can’t wait to see what they do next,” said Selena.
Some of the other celebs who will be featured on We Day are: Jennifer Hudson, Common, Tyrese Gibson, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Aniston, The Band Perry, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Rico & Raini Rodriguez, Paul Rudd, Josh Gad, Colbie Caillat, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Macklemore, Lupe Fiasco, Shay Mitchell, Dennis Haysbert and Kid President. And like we previously mentioned the The First Lady will also share an inspiring message to young Americans.
Make sure to tune in with your family on Friday August 21st at 8/7pm CT.
Join the We Day movement today at www.we.org.