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Talking about racism and the horrible, tragic deaths of black Americans like George Floyd with your children isn’t easy. If you’re looking for guidance, CNN’s new special Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism, A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families will help you begin that conversation.

On Saturday, June 6 at 10 am, the hour long special will directly address kids to talk about racism, protests across the US, diversity and the importance of empathy.

Big Bird will act as a moderator alongside CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor and national correspondent Erica Hill. Other notable Sesame Street characters include Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita, plus other experts who will answer questions submitted by families.

If you have questions, or your kids do, you can submit them now about protests, racism and diversity.

This is CNN and Sesame Street’s second town hall. The first aired in April to explain the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The CNN and Sesame Street town hall special will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español. It will also be accessible on’s homepage and on CNN apps (without a cable log-in) and on-demand.

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