This year’s WE Day California will feature a huge roster of stars from TV, film, music and science gathering at Inglewood, California’s Forum on April 25 to celebrate the youth who are leading the charge for social change in America. The event will bring 16,000 students and educators who’ve made a difference in their communities together for a day of performances and motivational speeches from the likes of Selena Gomez, Joe Jonas, Bill Nye, Pentatonix, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Portman, Hailee Steinfeld, Meghan Trainor and many more.
Neil Patrick Harris will host the event co-founded by international activists Criag and Marc Kielburger, with more speakers and performers to be announced soon. WE Day — which will also take place in other venues across North America, the UK and the Caribbean — is free for students and educators.
“Every year, WE Day leaves me feeling inspired and hopeful. The youth have an incredible positive and passionate attitude for making real change in the world” says Gomez in a statement. “I’m so proud to celebrate young people’s year of social change and to remind them that together, we are an unstoppable movement dedicated to a brighter and better tomorrow.”
Others slated to appear at WE Day California include: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Cameron Boyce, Karamo Brown, Justin Choo, Nina Dobrev, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Winnie Harlow, LaurDIY, Pascale Lederman, Spencer West and will.i.am, and more. Portions of WE Day California will be filmed for inclusion in a one-hour TV special that will air on Aug. 9 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. More than 200,000 students attended the event last year, making WE Day the world’s largest youth empowerment event.