With protests around our country over the death of George Floyd, parents are trying to find ways to talk to their kids about racism. Especially younger kids. These are no doubt hard coverstations to have with our kids when we as adults are still processing everything going on and our own feelings. Kids have questions, they have ideas and they have opinions. Now is a great time to start those discussions at home.
The people behind everyone’s favorite children’s show, Sesame Street wants to help open up the dialogue between kids and adults. This Saturday, they will be having a town hall style show with Big Bird as the moderator to be talking about racism with the help of some Sesame Street friends as well as Van Jones, Erica Hill from CNN. It’s called, ‘Coming Together: Standing Up To Racism. A Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids & Families,’
On Monday, the creators behind Sesame Street released a statement saying, “the show is taking a step in following through on its promise to “speak out against racism, to promote understanding, and to create a world that is smarter, stronger, and kinder.”
Here’s a link to submit a question about protests, racism, diversity and more that may be answered on the show! Let’s get some Bay Area voices on the show!!
The special will air this Saturday, June 6th at 10am Eastern time (7am here). Make sure to watch this important show with the little ones you love! Do you plan on watching?