WE DayÂ is coming to television for a third year in a row!
Announced today, WE will air a U.S. National Special of WE Day will air commercial-free U.S onÂ August 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on CBS.
Highlighting some of the most important social issues facing America and the world todayâ€”from equality and accessibility, to homelessness and poverty, to inner city violence and social activism, to education and literacyâ€”WE Day unites likeminded individuals and provides a platform for youth and families to create change in their communities and around the world.
Hosted byÂ Selena Gomez,Â alongside international activists and WE co-founders,Â Craig and Marc Kielburger, the special will feature a star-studded lineup of speakers and performers includingÂ Alessia Cara with STOMP,Â Josh Gad,Â Tyrese Gibson,Â Alicia Keys,Â DJ Khaled,Â Demi Lovato,Â Mpumi Nobiva,Â Miss Piggy,Â Fozzie Bear,Â Statler & Waldorf,Â Lilly SinghÂ and more.
With special appearances byÂ James Franco,Â Evan Goldberg,Â Hannah SimoneÂ andÂ Seth RogenÂ and a surprise appearance byÂ Oprah Winfrey, the all-star cast will come together to celebrate the WE movementâ€”a generation of people empowered to act and lead with compassion and the conviction that when united together, simple actions can transform communities, the country and the world.
â€œMy first WE Day experience was 3 years ago and to say I was impressed is an understatement,â€ saidÂ actress, multi-platinum recording artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and host of WE Day Special,Â Selena Gomez. â€œThe electricity of an arena full of thousands of young people who are making real change in the world is like nothing Iâ€™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.â€œ
Parts of the WE Day special were filmed at WE Day California, which took place on April 27, 2017 at The â€œFabulousâ€ Forum in Inglewood. WE Day California is just one of more than 20 WE Day youth empowerment events that take place across North America and the U.K each year.
We can’t wait to watch the WE Day special on TV!