Having trouble explaining the recent nationwide protests against racism to your children? If so, Sesame Street is here to lend a helping hand.
On Saturday, June 6, the kids’ television show Sesame Street is teaming up with CNN to broadcast a 60-minute special titled “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families”.
The show will talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity, and being more empathetic and understanding. Big Bird will join CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor and national correspondent Erica Hill to moderate the event. They will be joined by “Sesame Street” characters — including Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Rosita — and other experts answering questions submitted by families.
The first CNN “Sesame Street” town hall in April addressed the coronavirus pandemic that has already seen many families sheltering at home, grappling with trying to explain the dangers of COVID-19 to their children, which you can see in full here.
How to watch: The town hall will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español. It will stream live on CNN.com‘s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps, without requiring a cable log-in.