The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special

The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Follow Elmo, Abby, Tamir and Gabrielle as they prepare for a virtual community singalong as they stand up against racism.

The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special features Elmo and Abby Cadabby, who are joined by 6-year-old Muppet Gabrielle and her cousin, 8-year-old Tamir. Come along with these friends as they learn how to become “upstanders” to unfair treatment based on skin or fur color.

The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special centers on four friends: Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Gabrielle, and Gabrielle's cousin Tamir. With other Sesame Street neighbors and celebrity guests, the friends explore their own identities and skin colors and come to understand what it means to be "color-proud"—to have pride in your own culture and race. In age-appropriate ways, the friends learn what each of us can do to stand up to racism, for ourselves and one another.

**Please note: This special programming is designed as a co-viewing experience with adults and children watching together. **


When To Watch | Watch & Play Together Guide | Race & Racism Resources for Young Children | What I Am Song | Downloadable Flyer


When To Watch:

  • Thursday, October 15 at 11 a.m. on WXXI-TV 
  • Thursday, October 15 at 1 p.m. on WXXI-TV
  • Saturday, October 17 at 9 a.m. on WXXI-TV
  • Sunday, October 18 at 9 a.m. on WXXI-TV
  • Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-KIDS (Family Movie Night)
  • Friday, November 13 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-KIDS (Family Movie Night)
  • Saturday, November 14 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-KIDS (Family Movie Night)
  • Saturday, November 14 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-KIDS (Family Movie Night)
  • Sunday, November 15 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-KIDS (Family Movie Night)
  • Sunday, November 15 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-KIDS (Family Movie Night)

Watch & Play Together Guide

Talking about racism helps to answer children’s often hard questions about race and unfair treatment of people based on the color of their skin. It can also help us all learn what we can do to make our diverse world equitable and fair for all. The Power of We celebrates every child’s unique identity and sense of belonging to a caring community and inclusive world. Our friends at Sesame Workshop put together a helpful guide to use while watching together. Sesame Workshop also put together a list of helpful questions (and words that grownups can use to talk with their children). 


What I Am Song

Listen to the song "What I Am" by Will.i.am with your child to show them how everyone is unique and special.  


Downloadable Flyer
(click to download)

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