Selena Gomez to Host WE DAY Special, Airing on CBS 8/4
WE DAY, an entertainment special celebrating the transformative power of individuals acting together to create change in their communities and around the world, will be broadcast Friday, August 4 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Selena Gomez, alongside international activists and WE Day co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger, the broadcast will feature a star-studded lineup of speakers and performers, including Alessia Cara, James Franco, Josh Gad, Tyrese Gibson, Evan Goldberg, Alicia Keys, DJ Khaled, Demi Lovato, Miss Piggy and other Muppets, Seth Rogen, Hannah Simone, Lilly Singh, Stomp and Oprah Winfrey.The all-star cast unites to celebrate the WE movement - a generation of people empowered to act and lead with compassion and the conviction that, when working together, simple actions can transform communities, the country and the world. The special features energetic, moving performances, combined with motivating speeches, comedic INTERLUDES and documentary-style features highlighting remarkable young Americans who are making a difference. Parts of WE DAY were filmed at WE Day California, which took place April 27, 2017 at The "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, Calif. 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. every year. WE Day is an inspirational event like no other, bringing together like-minded individuals and providing a platform for youth to learn about some of today's most significant issues. WE Day celebrates and inspires this generation's shift from "me" thinking to "we" acting, building a better world where everyone has the power to speak out and make choices that have a positive impact. WE DAY is produced by Door Knocker Media and sponsored by Title Partner Allstate Foundation, alongside Presenting Partners Unilever, Walgreens and Microsoft and Supporting Partner KPMG. To learn more about how to get involved, visit www.WE.org and WE on Facebook. About the WE Day Movement WE Day is part of WE - an organization that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. WE Day is a celebration of change, inspiring stadium-sized, life-changing events that take place around the world. You can't buy a ticket to WE Day - young people earn their entry by taking action on one local and one global cause. WE Day unites world-renowned speakers, presenters and award-winning performers with thousands of young people and families to celebrate and inspire another year of incredible change. This year alone, over 200,000 young people will come together in more than 20 gatherings across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. to take part in this unprecedented educational initiative. A movement of 3.4 million young people supporting 2,500+ local and global causes, WE has provided more than one million people with clean water and built 1,000 schools and schoolrooms overseas, giving more than 200,000 children access to education. WE was founded more than 20 years ago by humanitarians, activists and social entrepreneurs, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger.