37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Power of Media, Storytelling, and The Muppets of Sesame Street

Sherrie Westin HS

Featuring Sesame Workshop President Sherrie Westin in conversation with Marshall Persinger (VAFF Board)

For more than fifty years, Sesame Street has been reaching and teaching millions of children around the world across languages and cultures with proven, locally tailored early learning. This session will examine how Sesame Workshop, the educational nonprofit behind Sesame Street, uses the power of media, Muppets, and storytelling to provide early learning for young children, reflect and celebrate their identity, and deliver nurturing care to children and caregivers affected by conflict, crisis, and displacement.

This is a free, unticketed event. Please arrive fifteen to thirty minutes before the listed start time to find a seat.


Saturday, November 5


12:00 PM


Irving Theater, CODE Building

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