Magic Johnson, Martin Sheen among WE Day Minnesota speakers


An NBA legend and prolific actor are among the inspirational speakers booked for this year's We Day Minnesota next month, WCCO reports.

We Day Minnesota is part of the We Act, which is an educational program that empowers young people to become active local, national and global citizens. The event is set for Nov. 12 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Other participants, the organization announced Thursday, include filmmaker Kweku Mandela and cast members from the hit TV show "DeGrassi."

Singers Lennon and Maisy Stella, who star as the Conrad sisters on the hit ABC series "Nashville," as well as technology-based performance group iLuminate, are among the scheduled performers at the event.

The organization says youth can't buy tickets to the event, but earn them by achieving goals in the We Act Program.

Last year's inaugural We Day Minnesota event drew an estimated 18,000 attendees, and participants included actress actress Mia Farrow, and singers Demi Lovato, Carly Rae Jepsen and the Jonas Brothers.

Apart from Minnesota, We Day and the We Act puts on similar events in 13 other cities in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. annually, the organization says.

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