WE Day California Electronic Press Kit


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WE Day is free to attend for students across California thanks to co-title sponsors Microsoft Philanthropies, Allstate and Unilever, and supported by Southern California founding Co-Chairs Stephanie Argyros , President and CEO, Argyros Group; Jeff Skoll, Founder and Chairman, Participant Media, and Co-Chairman of the Skoll Foundation; and Charlize Theron, Academy® Award-winning actress and Founder of Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project and Honorary Co-Chair of WE Day California.

WE Day California launched in 2014 in Oakland, and continued in 2015 in San Jose, supported by Co-Chairs Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California; and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, filmmaker and philanthropist.

Speakers and Performers

  • Paula Abdul(@PaulaAbdul) - American singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality
  • Stephanie Argyros - Southern California founding Co-Chair, President and CEO, Argyros Group.
  • Big Sean(@BigSean) - Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® nominated hip hop recording artist
  • Rowan Blanchard(@rowblanchard) - Actress and activist from the hit series Girl Meets World
  • Christian Burgos - Anti-gun violence speaker
  • Sabrina Carpenter(@SabrinaAnnLynn) - Singer, songwriter and actress from the hit series Girl Meets World
  • Jeffery Coprich Jr. - Representative of The Essence K. Coprich Library at 116th Street School in Los Angeles
  • Darren Criss(@DarrenCriss) - Actor, singer, songwriter and musician
  • Zooey Deschanel(@ZooeyDeschanel) - Actress, singer, songwriter, producer and founder of Hello Giggles
  • DJ Amara(@djamaramusic) - Official WE Day California DJ
  • Gracie Doran - Dancer anti-bullying/inclusion activist
  • Jordan Fisher(@Jordan_Fisher) - Actor and recording artist with Hollywood Records
  • David Foster(@officialdfoster) - Multi award-winning record producer, musician, composer and performer
  • Reilly Fox(@reilly_fox) - Kick Like a Girl speaker
  • Connor Franta(@ConnorFranta) - Entrepreneur, author, and digital influencer
  • Gunnar Gehl -
  • Tyrese Gibson(@Tyrese) - Six-time GRAMMY® nominee, author, producer, philanthropist and internationally renowned film star
  • Selena Gomez(@selenagomez) - Actress, multi-platinum recording artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
  • Max Greenfield(@iamgreenfield) - Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor from New Girl and Hello, My Name is Doris
  • Yash Gupta(@SightLearning) - Founder of Sight Learning
  • Corinne Hindes and Katrine Kirsebom(@WarmWintersOrg) - Founders of Warm Winters
  • Olivia Holt(@olivia_holt) - Singer and actress
  • Jazz Jennings(@JazzJennings__) - Transgender teen, star of I AM JAZZ on TLC, YouTube personality, author and LGBTQ rights activist
  • Joe Jonas(@joejonas) - DNCE lead singer and GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist
  • Kardinal Offishall(@KardinalO) - Award-winning rap artist, music producer and Free The Children ambassador
  • Kermit the Frog and members of The Muppets(@KermitTheFrog) -
  • Craig and Marc Kielburger(@craigkielburger) - International activists and co-founders of WE Day
  • Demi Lovato(@ddlovato) - Singer, songwriter and actress
  • Austin Martin(@rhymeswreason) - Founder of Rhymes with Reason and Brown University Student
  • George McGraw(@digdeeph20) - Founder and Executive Director of DIGDEEP Water
  • Bridgit Mendler - Singer, songwriter and actress
  • Millennium Dance Complex(@DanceMillennium) - Los Angeles based premiere dance studio
  • Bea Miller(@BeaMiller) - Singer and songwriter
  • Elliot Miville-Deschênes(@ElliotMD25) - Actor, singer and activist
  • Lamorne Morris(@LamorneMorris) - Actor from the hit series the New Girl and the upcoming film Barbershop 3
  • Ashley Murphy(@AshleyRose_FTC) - ME to WE speaker and advocate for HIV/AIDS initiatives
  • Nico & Vinz(@NicoandVinz) - Musical duo, Nico Seraba and Vinz Dery
  • Maya Penn(@MayasIdeasShop) - CEO of Maya’s Ideas
  • Nikki Reed(@NikkiReed_I_Am) - Award-winning actress and producer
  • Revelation Avenue(@revelationave) - Stars of Britain’s Got Talent
  • Rico Rodriguez(@starringRico) - Actor from the hit television series Modern Family
  • Raini Rodriguez(@Raini_Rodriguez) - Singer and actress on Disney® Channel’s Austin & Ally
  • Seth Rogen & Lauren Miller Rogen(@Sethrogen) - Actors, writers and co-founder of Hilarity for Charity
  • Martin Sheen - Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actor and activist
  • Hannah Simone(@HannahSimone) - Actress from the hit television series New Girl
  • Lilly Singh(@IISuperwomanII) - Comedian, actress and YouTube entertainer
  • Jordan Smith(@JordanSmithLive) - Republic Records artist and winner of The Voice
  • Amandla Stenberg(@amandlastenberg) - American actress, activist & artist
  • Charlize Theron(@CharlizeAfrica) - Academy® Award-winning actress and Founder of Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project and Honorary Co-Chair of WE Day California
  • Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh(@earthguardianz) - Youth Director of Earth Guardians
  • Jacob Tremblay(@JacobTremblay) - Nine-year-old, multi-award winning actor
  • Spencer West(@spencer2thewest) - ME to WE motivational speaker, Free The Children ambassador and author
  • Henry Winkler(@hwinkler4real) - Actor, director, producer and author