First Names for We Day California Announced!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 12 San Francisco Burton High School 'We Day' launch on February 12, 2014 in San Francisco, California. -cropped

The very first We Day California is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate change with 16,000 of the Golden State’s most golden world-changers on March 26!

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Seven hundred excited students gathered at Philip & Sala Burton Academic High School in San Francisco this morning to hear the names of the first speakers and performers who will be joining us at the Oracle Arena. Players from the Oakland Raiders and Glee actor, Jacob Artist were there too, pumping the students up for We Day! We were also honored to have representation from our three Co-Title Sponsors of We Day California, Microsoft, Allstate and Unilever.

The students were thrilled to hear the first names for We Day, and now we’re sharing them with you! The list of speakers and performers announced to date (with more to be revealed) include:

  • Selena Gomez – Actress and multi-platinum recording artist
  • Seth Rogen – Canadian-born actor, writer, director, and producer
  • Magic Johnson – NBA legend, two-time hall of famer, philanthropist and co-chair of We Day California
  • Orlando Bloom – Actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
  • Martin Luther King III – Human Rights advocate and eldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Lauren Miller – American actress and screenwriter
  • Martin Sheen – Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actor and activist
  • Jesse Giddings – E! News correspondent and Free The Children ambassador
  • The Tenors – Award-winning, multi-platinum vocal super group joined by up-and-coming hip hop sensation, Young Stitch
  • Craig and Marc Kielburger – Co-founders of Free The Children
  • Spencer West – Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, author and double amputee who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Molly Burke – Visually impaired Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador and author, who speaks about bullying and the power of hope
  • Hannah Alper11-year-old Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, blogger and youth activist
  • …with more to be announced soon

We can’t wait to meet the youth in California who are truly making a difference locally and globally. Stay tuned for more exciting talent names to be announced soon!


We Day is free of charge to the thousands of students and teachers in attendance, thanks to the extraordinary support of sponsors, led in California by Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft, The Allstate Foundation and Unilever. Learn more about We Day California here

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