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Coming Together: Standing Up To Racism - A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall For Kids and Families

Cross County Connection would like to notify our schools of this program if they are looking for ways to address current events with their families.

CNN  and  Sesame Street  join once again this Saturday for a new Town Hall to help kids and families discuss racism and the protests taking place nationwide, build empathy and embrace diversity.

The hour-long special,  Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism ,   will be hosted by CNN commentator  Van Jones  and CNN anchor  Erica Hill , along with  Sesame Street ’s  Big Bird , on  Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m. ET  on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español.

Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism  will also include Sesame Street Muppets Abby Cadabby Elmo and his dad Louie, Gabrielle and Rosita , alongside cast members Roscoe Orman and Sonia Manzano , and Sesame Workshop Senior Vice President of U.S. Social Impact Dr. Jeanette Betancourt

The special will stream live without requiring a log-in on ’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android. It can also be viewed on  CNNgo  (at  on your desktop, smartphone and iPad, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV), and will be available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.

About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street , the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit .

Ronda R. Urkowitz 
Executive Director
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Latifah Sunkett
SRTS Coordinator
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