Sesame Street Will Help Address Racism for Kids in Second Town Hall

The conversation may be difficult and uncomfortable, but it’s an important one to have.
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ByNehal Aggarwal
June 3, 2020
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Anger and heartbreak has been sweeping across the nation due to the senseless killing of George Floyd, one of the many black Americans that has been the victim of police brutality. With all that’s going on in the world, it’s important to address racism—especially for parents raising the next generation. These conversations can be uncomfortable, but, to help, CNN and Sesame Street are partnering for another town hall focused on addressing the issue.

The special, Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism will discuss how to talk to kids about racism, the protests and embracing diversity, as well as how to be more empathetic and understanding. The special will be moderated by Big Bird, CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor and national correspondent Erica Hill. Other Sesame Street characters, including Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita, joined by experts, will also answer questions submitted by families.

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The 60-minute special will air on Saturday, June 6 at 10 am EST on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español. Viewers can also stream it live on, CNNgo and on CNN apps. Parents can send in their questions using this link.

The first town hall from CNN and Sesame Street premiered in April and discussed how parents could address the COVID-19 pandemic with their kids. Parents can watch the special on

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