WE DAY 2012:
Thousands of youth come together to ignite change


On Friday, September 28, the Air Canada Centre was filled with young people who had their hands up in the air, screaming and cheering in excitement. But this was not another pop concert that the venue usually hosts. It was Free the Children’s We Day—the international charity’s annual youth empowerment event that saw over 20, 000 kids in attendance.

“Young people are so often being dismissed as being powerless to change things and we thought that we’d produce a rallying cry to bring young people together the message that we will make massive change with the smallest things possible,” says Free the Children co-founder Craig Kielburger.
This year’s event was hosted by Jesse Giddings and saw a variety of high-profile guest speakers and performers including Al Gore, Martin Sheen, Nelly Furtado and Jennifer Hudson take the stage for a good cause.

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