New Sesame Street Special “See Us Coming Together”

It’s “Neighbor Day” on Sesame Street and everyone has something special to share!

See Us Coming Together is a new half-hour special that celebrates the rich diversity of Asian and Pacific Islander communities as part of Sesame Workshop’s ongoing racial justice initiative.

Designed for families to watch together, See Us Coming Together follows the Sesame Street gang through a “Neighbor Day” celebration with new friend Ji-Young—a seven-year-old Korean American character performed by Sesame Workshop puppeteer Kathleen Kim.

Featuring an all-star cast, the special will include actors Simu Liu and Anna Cathcart, comic book artist Jim Lee, chef Melissa King, television personality Padma Lakshmi, and athlete Naomi Osaka who join in to share their passions, talents, and cultures with their Sesame Street friends.

Watch the Special on Thursday, November 25 at 12 PM

As part of Sesame Workshop’s “Coming Together” initiative—created to support families of all backgrounds through ongoing conversations about race—the special also includes an opportunity for talking about anti-Asian racism. To help guide those conversations, a viewing guide and accompanying activities for adults and children to complete together will be available on the Sesame Workshop website.

See Us Coming Together will debut on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25 at 12 PM on Mountain Lake PBS. You can also find it on Cartoonito on HBO Max, PBS KIDS, and Sesame Street’s YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram channels.

And join Sesame Street online for a Twitter watch party, Saturday, November 27th at 3 PM! Be a part of the conversation using hashtag #SeeUsComingTogether

For more videos and articles for adults covering the building blocks of what racial justice can mean for young children, check out Sesame Workshop’s “Coming Together” resources online.