Selena Gomez might be working on her new album, but soon she’ll also be using her voice to inspire when she hosts the third annual WE Day special on Aug 4.
The hour-long event will air on CBS and highlight several issues affecting not just the United States, but the world at large, including homelessness and poverty, equality and accessibility, and education and literacy. The goal of WE Day is to provide young people and their families with a platform that will allow them to create change in their respective communities.
Joining the former Wizards of Waverly Place actress will be WE co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger, as well as a star-studded lineup of celebrities including Demi Lovato, Alicia Keys, Josh Gad, Tyrese Gibson, DJ Khaled, Alessia Cara with STOMP, and Mpumi Nobiva. Also performing will be Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Statler and Waldorf, and YouTuber Lilly Singh, with special appearances from Seth Rogen, James Franco, Hannah Simone, Evan Goldberg, and Oprah Winfrey.
The hour will feature motivational speeches, comedic bits, and documentary featurettes spotlighting young Americans who are currently making a difference.
“My first WE Day experience was three years ago and to say I was impressed is an understatement,” Gomez said in a statement. “The electricity of an arena full of thousands of young people who are making real change in the world is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. I am grateful to be a part of such a supportive community and hope I can inspire the kids at WE Day just as they continue to inspire me.”
The Allstate Foundation serves as the event’s title sponsor, along with presenting partners Unilever, Walgreens, and Microsoft. KPMG will be the supporting partner.
The WE Day special airs Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.