New special includes celebrity and musical guests Yara Shahidi, Christopher Jackson, and Andra Day
WKAR TV will debut The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special on Thu., Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. ET. Designed as a co-viewing experience for children and families, the special will address racism – and model how children can stand up to it.
The special will also re-air throughout October and November on WKAR and the WKAR PBS KIDS 24/7 channel.
The Power of We features Elmo and Abby Cadabby, who are joined by 6-year-old Muppet Gabrielle and her cousin, 8-year-old Tamir, as they learn how to become “upstanders” to unfair treatment based on skin – or fur – color.
Current and former Sesame Street human cast members Alan, Charlie, Chris, and Gordon take part in the special alongside celebrity and musical guests Yara Shahidi, Christopher Jackson, and Andra Day. The Power of We includes two new songs: “How Do You Know?” and “Listen, Act, Unite!” the latter written and performed by Jackson and featuring Day.
Tips and resources to help families and caregivers discuss race, racism, and being anti-racist with their children are available on pbskidsforparents.org.