What’s WE Day


It’s an annual series of stadium-sized youth empowerment events organized by the international charity and educational partner, WE Charity. The WE Charity was formerly known as Free The Children and it was founded by a Canadian charity
founded by brothers Marc and Craig Kielburger.

The WE Day was first held in October 2007 at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Canada. Now the annual events are held in 17 cities in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. WE Day events host tens and thousands of students and celebrate the impact they have made on local and global issues. WE Charity does not charge an admission fee for school groups or individual students to attend WEDays. The Students earn their tickets by participating in the WE Schools program, a year-long service learning program run by WE Charity.To earn entry, schools have to pledge to engage in one local and one international effort

Each event is featured with a line of social activists, speakers and musical performances. The event has featured speeches by global leaders such as Al GoreKofi Annan, Martin Luther King III, Elie Wiesel and performances by artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and more. Earlier on 6 th March 2019, WE Day UK event took place at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London and hosted an audience of 12,000. Actress and model Naomi Campbell paid tribute to her mother in her speech and urged the audience to work hard in the in the face of prejudice to achieve their dreams. While the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry spoke about mental health, climate change and community activism and Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance towards the end of his speech.
Currently, the youth group WE’s fifth annual WE Day Special will be aired on 9 th August at 8 p.m. EST on ABC in the U.S., according to the reports. It will be hosted by the actor Neil Patrick Harris and will feature appearances by Selena Gomez, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Portman, Hailee Steinfeld, Joe Jonas and more.


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