Court TV Hosts International Event 'We Are Family: Educating Our Children for a Safer World' at the United Nations to Connect Young People Worldwide
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2003--Court TV
-- Al Roker Hosts International Live Webcast with Special Guests Mrs. Nane Annan, Peter Yarrow, Nile Rodgers and Mattie J.T. Stepanek
-- Education Resources Available To Download Free For Educators and Parents
Court TV, in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Public Information, will join forces with several esteemed organizations including the Anti-Defamation League, Operation Respect, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and the We Are Family Foundation to celebrate the "International Day for Tolerance" through a live event and Webcast to be held at the United Nations in New York.
On November 17 at 1:00 PM ET, NBC's Al Roker will host "We Are Family: Educating Our Children for a Safer World," in celebration of the "International Day for Tolerance," observed on November 16. The partners of this event hope to inspire and educate the world's youth on the importance of unity and diversity. This unprecedented live Webcast of music and motivation will be available to over 190 countries through the support of the partner organizations, through Court TV's Web site www.courttv.com/saferworld, through the United Nations Web site www.un.org/webcast, and through the We Are Family Foundation Web site, www.wearefamilyfoundation.org.
Beginning November 10, the "We Are Family: Educating Our Children for a Safer World" education resources are available to parents, educators and all caring adults to download from Court TV's Web site www.courttv.com/saferworld. Participating organizations have contributed important lesson plans and activities for students that address the issue of diversity. With the support of the nation's leading education associations, these resources, addressing Pre-K, elementary, middle and high school students will be available through the Court TV website.
Mrs. Nane Annan, lawyer, artist and wife of United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, will give opening remarks at the event which will feature live musical performances by music world legends and luminaries Peter Yarrow of "Peter, Paul and Mary" and songwriter/producer Nile Rodgers of "Chic." Mattie J.T. Stepanek, a 13 year-old best selling author, poet and peacemaker, and the National Goodwill Ambassador of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will play a special role at the event. His amazing story of living with muscular dystrophy has inspired millions of children and adults worldwide.
Leaders of the partner organizations will provide remarks throughout the event, including Henry Schleiff, Court TV Chairman and CEO; Abraham H. Foxman, Anti-Defamation League National Director; and Douglas Greenberg, President of Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.
The grand finale will feature a stirring rendition of the world-renowned song "We Are Family" by the Chic band led by Nile Rodgers, and including the Concert Choir of the United Nations International School.
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