We Day Vancouver is just around the corner (Oct 13) and this year Former USSR president Mikhail Gorbachev (the guy with the huge birth mark on his head), NBA all-star Shaquille O’Neal and actress Mia Farrow will be among the world-renowned social activists that will be headlining this year’s We Day in Vancouver, Free the Children.
Student leaders from schools across North America will be attending the We Day Vancouver event slated to take place at Rogers Arena on October 13.
Down With Webster, Jessi Cruickshank, Hedley, Liz Murray, and Shawn Desman will also be on hand for the Vancouver event.
More about We Day:
At We Day, youth from across North America join together to celebrate the positive actions they are taking and to build the momentum of the movement of young people making a difference in their communities and around the world. Through We Day, youth learn that it is cool to care.
The We Day movement lives online at Weday.com, an online hub dedicated to educating, engaging and empowering a generation of socially conscious youth.
Featuring videos by world-renowned celebrities and speakers, newspaper articles about timely global and social issues, and countless other resources, Weday.com is social justice education at its best.
IMPACTS & RESULTS
Read the We Day Impacts report to learn how the We Schools program is changing students and schools for the better.
WE DAY FACTS
Over 160,000 people will have attended We Day since the first We Day in 2007
In the 2010/2011 school year, youth:
Volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of their time
Raised $5.4 million in donations to support local and global organizations