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Latino Voices: A WTTW News Community Conversation
Joanna Hernandez moderated this virtual conversation which focused on local investments in summer youth programs across the city, while also focusing on communities demanding more resources and investment to help combat violence in their area.Watch Now
Black Voices: A WTTW News Community Conversation
Brandis Friedman led an online conversation focused on why Emmett Till’s story is still relevant today, and how family members and other community leaders are working to keep his memory alive.Watch Now
WTTW & PBS Programming — Coverage and Context
This is [Not] Who We Are
"The happiest place in America is Boulder, Colorado" -- said no Black person ever.
Can Fan Culture Change Society?
Off Book explores the diverse world of modern Fan Culture.
Guns & Women; Problems with Diversity Policies; Forgiveness
Why more women own guns now. Are diversity policies a ruse? And, the power of forgiveness.
Lidia Celebrates America: Flavors That Define Us
Lidia Bastianich shares stories of immigrants shaping what it means to be an American.
Blurring the Color Line
How do Chinese grocers in the Jim Crow South complicate America’s binary paradigm of race?
The Coronation Concert
Showcasing the United Kingdom's diverse cultural heritage in music, theatre and dance.
Richard Dreyfuss discusses his initiative to restore civics education in public schools.
Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 5, 2023 - Full Show
Brandis Friedman hosts the May 5, 2023, episode of "Black Voices."
Chemical Dependency: A Holistic Approach To Treatment
The brain biology behind relapse; the role of social and economic factors on mental health
WTTW & PBS Programming — For Kids & Families
Explaining What is Race?
When Elmo notices that some of the leaves in the park match his red fur and some match his friend Wes's brown skin, he wonders how skin gets its color. Wes's dad Elijah explains it's from melanin—something everyone has in their bodies that gives us our skin, eye, and hair color. These things make us who we are, and many people call this race. But like the leaves on a tree, the colors are most beautiful when they are standing together!
Arthur, Buster And Mrs. McGrady share their thoughts on racism.
PBS KIDS Talk About Race & Racism
Hosted by inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, this half-hour program features authentic conversations between real children and their parents and includes content from DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ARTHUR, and XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM. The show looks at race and racial justice-related topics in an age-appropriate way and offers viewers ideas to build on as they continue these important conversations at home.
The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special
Follow Elmo, Abby, Tamir and Gabrielle as they prepare for a virtual community singalong as they stand up against racism by expressing love, kindness, and respect. Tamir and Gabrielle belong to an affinity group called the Power of We, led by Chris Jackson.
Coming Together: A Sesame Street Standing up to Racism Town Hall
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms takes questions about how to combat racism and shares a message with kids about how they can help make a change. Sesame’s Dr. Jeanette Betancourt shares tips on how grown-ups can talk to kids about these tough topics.
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