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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices
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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.
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WTTW & PBS Programming — For Kids & Families
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.
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.
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.
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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