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Special Look: Sofia Carson, Lele Pons, Selena Gomez, Chainsmokers More Attend WE Day California

Numerous celebrities attended WE Day California this Thursday; a television special will air in August.

Selena Gomez by Jesse Grant/Getty for WE

Celebrating its third year at the venue, the WE Day California event took place at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles.

The event, which promotes youth empowerment, again welcomed a myriad of high-profile celebrities.

Those in attendance included Anthony Anderson, Jennifer Aniston, Dierks Bentley, The Chainsmokers, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Selena Gomez, Paula Abdul, Sofia Carson, Celebrity Marauders, Lonnie Chavis, Monique Coleman, Lily Collins, DVSN, Jordan Fisher, Connor Franta, Gunnar Gehl, Lizzy Greene, Winnie Harlow, Laurie Hernandez, Olivia Holt, Liza Koshy, Bailee Madison, Jenna Ortega, Lele Pons, Jessie Reyez, Nicole Richie, Kelly Sawyer, Drew Scott, JoJo Siwa, Norah Weinstein, Henry Winkler, Spencer West and Maddie Ziegler.

“I feel honored to be part of celebrating the young people out there who inspire us all to do more,” said Dierks Bentley. “These are everyday people who choose to help make their communities and beyond better.”

The star-studded event will be chronicled in a television special at 8PM ET/PT on August 17, 2018. ABC is handling broadcasting duties.

Photos from the event, made available to Headline Planet by WE Day, follow:

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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Lele Pons onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Lele Pons onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Founders of the #neveragain movement and organizers of the March for our Lives Cameron Kasky and Jacqueline Coren speak onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Dierks Bentley performs onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Dierks Bentley performs onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Maddie Ziegler speaks onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Will Ferrell (L) and Macey Hensley speak onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Bailee Madison (L) and Jordan Fisher speak onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers performs onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Cyndi Lauper (L) and JD McCrary perform onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: (L-R) Lilly Singh, Winnie Harlow, and Sofia Carson onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Jordan Fisher performs onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Jordan Fisher attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Tegan Marie attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Dierks Bentley attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Bailee Madison attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Sofia Carson attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Sofia Carson attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Maddie Ziegler attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Jenna Ortega attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Jenna Ortega attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: JoJo Siwy attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Selena Gomez attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Selena Gomez attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Lele Pons attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Olivia Holt attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Olivia Holt attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Jessie Reyez attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Lily Collins attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Selena Gomez attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Selena Gomez attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Lele Pons attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers attend WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Sofia Carson attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Sofia Carson attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Lonnie Chavis attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Selena Gomez attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Selena Gomez attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Selena Gomez speaks onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Jenna Ortega attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Lele Pons attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Selena Gomez attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Cyndi Lauper (C) with Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers attend WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Selena Gomez attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Lily Collins attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)

Written by Brian Cantor

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