We Day Minnesota Celebrity Line-Up Announced
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — What do Carly Rae Jepsen, Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers have in common? They’ll all be in Minnesota next month for We Day.
The final line-up for the international charity that inspires kids to be the change in the world has been announced.
Roughly 18,000 students will be in attendance for the first-ever We Day Minnesota on Oct. 8. Each student had to earn their way to a ticket by doing one local act of charity and one global act over the course of a year.
When they head to the Xcel Energy Center next month, they’ll have a star-studded line-up to greet them.
The full list of speakers and performers include:
• Mark Dayton (@GovMarkDayton) – Governor of Minnesota
• Brenda Cassellius (@BCassellius) – Commissioner of Education, Minnesota
• Chris Coleman (@mayorcoleman) – Mayor of St. Paul
• Jonas Brothers (@jonasbrothers) – GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-platinum artists
• Carly Rae Jepsen (@carleyraejepsen) – GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-platinum singer-songwriter
• Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) – Award-winning singer-songwriter and Free The Children ambassador
• Bridgit Mendler (@bridgitmendler) – Platinum selling artist and star of Disney’s Good Luck Charlie
• Barbara Pierce Bush – Humanitarian, Co-founder and President, Global Health Corps and daughter of Former U.S. President George W. Bush
• Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) – NFL players
• Martin Luther King III – Human Rights advocate and eldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
• Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) – Award-winning actress, activist and United Nations ambassador
• The Tenors (@TenorsMusic) – Juno Award-winning Multi-platinum singers
• Katie Garfield (@KatieGarfield) – Singer-songwriter and actress
• Dessa (@dessadarling) – Doomtree Records recording artist, rapper, singer, poet, and essayist
• Jack Jablonski (@Jabs_13) – Local Benilde–St. Margaret’s teen who suffered a spinal cord injury during a hockey game
• Kenyan Boys Choir (@BoysChoirKenya) – Traditional African male choir, who sang at the 2009 inauguration of President Obama
• We Day Minnesota co-chairs and siblings Hutton Phillips and Dean Phillips who also serves as Chairman of Talenti Gelato and Co-Chair of the Edward J. Phillips Family Foundation
• Marissa Mohammed – Youth speaker from the Banyan Community Center
• Native Pride Arts – Indigenous youth performers whose mission is to educate, inspire, motivate and empower diverse communities
• Craig and Marc Kielburger (@craigkielburger) – International activists and co-founders of Free The Children
• Spencer West (@spencer2thewest) – Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, author and double amputee who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on his hands and in his wheelchair in June 2012
• Molly Burke (@mollymetowe) – Visually impaired Me to We motivational speaker who speaks out against bullying and the power of hope
• Hannah Alper – 10-year-old youth speaker
• Robin Wiszowaty (@robininkenya) – Me to We motivational speaker, author and Free The Children Program Director in Ghana and Kenya
• Chris Tse – Me to We inspirational speaker, national spoken word champion and humanitarian
For more about We Day and the stories of our local students that are participating, click here.