Sesame Street Teams With CNN To Address Racism In Town Hall

Sesame Street Teams with CNN to address racismThe world is raging right now, and our children are watching, wondering what is happening. While we can’t always have every answer, we can work on helping our kids through. That’s what CNN and Sesame Street are doing, as they’re planning a 60-minute special on coming together in racism this weekend.

What do you say to your kids when you just don’t know what to say?

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For generations, Sesame Street has helped our kids through lots of unknowns and heart-breaking situations and this weekend, they aim to help our kids once again. Teaming up with CNN, they’re airing a 60-minute special called “Coming Together: Standing Up To Racism.”

The CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall For Kids and Families will air on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. EST.

CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor and national correspondent Erica Hill will join Big Bird as they moderate the event. They’ll be joined with beloved Sesame Street friends Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosiata and more, as they answer questions that families are submitting.

Following suit of the first CNN / Sesame Street Town Hall that aired in April and addressed issues related to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, the mission it to help children work through feelings they may be having in light of the protesting over deaths of several black Americans recently, as well as the causes behind the deaths themselves.

Related: Study Proves the Obvious: Racism Impacts Children’s Health

You won’t have to have a cable log-in to watch with your children. It will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol. It will also stream live on CNN’s homepage as well as mobile devices with CNN apps.

If you’d like to send your family’s questions to possibly be answered during the town hall, you can go here and submit your information and questions you’d like discussed. 


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