Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ciara, Gaten Matarazzo and more celebrate young change-makers at WE Day Washington

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

TACOMA, WAApril 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today,  opens in a new windowWE Day returns to Washington bringing together over 16,000 students and educators at Tacoma Dome to celebrate young people committed to making a difference.  The inspiring youth empowerment event features renowned speakers, innovative thought leaders and dynamic performers including Kareem Abdul-JabbarCiaraGaten MatarazzoAriel Winter, alongside WE Co-founder Craig Kielburger and co-hosts Skai Jackson and Bailee Madison and opens in a new window more. WE Day Washington is free of charge to students and educators across the state thanks to the generous support of sponsors led by National Co-Title Sponsor  opens in a new windowThe Allstate Foundation and Co-Title Sponsor  opens in a new windowMicrosoft. This means students can’t buy a ticket to WE Day Washington—youth from across the state earn their way by taking action on one local and one global issue of their choice.

“It’s an honor to be back at WE Day to recognize and celebrate the positive impact youth are creating at home, in Washington and around the world,” said Ciara, Grammy® Award-winning singer, songwriter, record producer, model and WE Day Washington Co-Chair. “I’m so proud to be part of a community that is moving forward together with such determination to change the world; they really are redefining what is possible when you are passionate and you use that passion for good.”

Speakers and performers at WE Day Washington energize the crowd through a day filled with powerful educational speeches, inspirational moments and empowering performances. A few must-see highlights include:

  • NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer, New York Times best-selling author and columnist, Kareem AbdulJabbar, empowers youth to break down barriers and move past obstacles to create the change you want to see in the world.
  • Singer/songwriter, Johnny Orlando, lights up the stage with a performance of his hit-songs ‘What if’ and ‘Waste My Time’.
  • Actor, Gaten Matarazzo, encourages youth to celebrate their differences and embrace the things that make each person unique.

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