The broadcast of the new “Sesame Street” special will start on October 15, in which children will be able to learn more about how to oppose racism.
In the series, children will learn through songs, whose theme is “pride in skin color”, that there is no difference between people and how we should be proud of who we are and how we look.
The special is designed to be a “co-viewing” experience between parents and children. It alsofeatures celebrity and musical guests Yara Shahidi, Christopher Jackson, and Andra Day. Two new characters will teach children what it means to be treated unfairly based on the color of one’s skin (fur), and what they can do to make things better.
We are proud to announce The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special! Designed as a co-viewing experience for children and families, The Power of We addresses racism and models how children can stand up to it. Watch Thursday, October 15 on @hbomax & @PBSKIDS. #ComingTogether pic.twitter.com/ZOF3dQ6Lnq
— Sesame Workshop (@SesameWorkshop) October 8, 2020
“Sesame Street has the ability to entertain children while explaining complex issues like no other program and equips families and caregivers with the support they need to have empathetic conversations,” said Kay Wilson Stallings, Executive Vice President of Creative and Production at Sesame Workshop.