Charlize Theron Joins WE Day California
WE Day is free for thousands of students and educators thanks to partners led by Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft Philanthropies, Allstate and Unilever and Southern California founding supporter, the Argyros Family Foundation.
WE Day, a powerful series of educational events that combine the energy of a live concert with the inspiration of extraordinary stories of leadership and change, announces that Academy Award-winning actress and Founder of Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, Charlize Theron, will join WE Day California as Honorary Co-Chair on April 7, 2016 at the Forum. In partnership with Co-Title Sponsors, Microsoft Philanthropies, Allstate and Unilever, WE Day California will bring together 16,000 students and educators in an inspirational setting to celebrate the commitment they have made to take action on local and global issues they care about.
«I believe that everyone has the power within themselves to create change, which is why I’m proud to be a part of WE Day California,» said Theron. «The WE Day movement helps young leaders break down social barriers to create real solutions to some of the biggest issues we face today. WE Day supports young people around the world, teaching them that they’re not alone and that collectively they can make an enormous impact in their own backyards, and in communities around the world.»
Alongside Charlize Theron, WE Day is supported in Los Angeles by Southern California founding Co-Chairs Stephanie Argyros, President and CEO, Argyros Group and Jeff Skoll, Founder and Co-Chairman, Participant Media, and Co-Chairman of the Skoll Foundation. WE Day California was launched in 2014 in Oakland, and continued in 2015 in San Jose, supported by Northern California Co-Chairs Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, filmmaker and Philanthropist.
«WE Day California provides students in our own backyards with the opportunity to grow as leaders and learn how to make a positive impact within their communities,» said Argyros. «I’m excited to be part of a community, alongside Charlize, that is helping to support the positive impacts young people from across California are making in their communities. As a mother I am proud that my children are a part of the WE Day movement—a movement that encourages them to think big and take action on the world’s most pressing issues.»