Educating Today... For a Better Tomorrow
WE DAY 2014
WHY WE DAY? Every young person has the power to change the world. We Day believes in supporting this potential by educating today’s students about the greatest local and global issues of our time. We Day believes in bringing a generation together by proving that no one is alone in their desire for change. We Day believes in celebrating the actions of young people and inspiring them to redefine what is possible. WHAT IS WE DAY? Youth coming together to make the world a better place is the global movement of our time – We Day is this movement. An annual series of stadium-sized events, We Day brings together world-renowned speakers and performers – from Malala Yousafzai and Martin Sheen to Demi Lovato – with tens of thousands of youth to kick-start a year of action through We Act. You can’t buy a ticket to We Day – you earn it by taking on one local and one global action. More than a one-day event, We Day is connected to the year-long We Act program, which offers educational resources and campaigns to help young people turn the day’s inspiration into sustained action. We Day and We Act are cause inclusive, empowering young people to find their passion and create the change they want to see. By taking action on one local and one global cause, students are equipped with the tools
to succeed academically, in the workplace and as active citizens. Together, We Day and We Act are a blueprint for helping the next generation of global citizens. There were so many inspirational speakers at the event: Nick Jonas, Mackemore & Ryan Lewis, Orlando Bloom, Shawn Mendes, Donnie Yen, Marianas Trench, Debby Ryan, Silken Laumann, Kardinal Offishall, Karl Wolf, Shawn Desman, Kay, JRDN, Victoria Duffield, Ashly Rose Murphey, Spencer West, Hannah Alper, Mustafa The Poet, Neverest, Robin Wiszowaty, Travis Price, and the founders Craig and Marc Kielburger. The special surprise performance was by Selena Gomez. I was amazed that 20, 000 students earned their way into the event by making positive changes in the world. Imagine the ripple effect from each and every person! If you know a young person, make sure you tell them about We Day and get them excited to be part of the change our world needs for a positive future. MEMORABLE QUOTES “We have to make good use of the time we have. That simple. We have to wake up every day, knowing that it’s not just an ordinary day. We have to take the moment, seize each day.” – Orlando Bloom “One in three Canadian teens are bullied. That’s nearly two million young Canadians who are teased and excluded. Nearly two million who are silenced in the classroom, losing out on their education.” – Shawn Desman “1.2 billion people from around the world live on less than $1.25 a day.” – Robin Wiszowaty “You can’t do everything, but you can do something. Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – Travis Price “You are not defined by an Instagram photo, by a like, by a comment. That does not define you.” – Selena Gomez For more information visit www.weday.com
VISTA MAGAZINE ISSUE 97
y name is Ainslee. I am 8 years old and my father is Trent, the publisher of Vista Magazine. I was lucky to be able to attend We Day in Vancouver, BC on October 23, 2014. Do you do not know what We Day is? We Day was started in 2007, in Toronto, by two brothers, Craig and Marc Kielburger. The very first event was held at the Ricoh Coliseum and 8000 students attended! Seven years later, We Day events are being held in Canada, the USA, and the UK. Talk about success!