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The Longest Street in the World: Sesame Workshop's Global Impact

Join us for a conversation with Sesame Workshop president and interim CEO Sherrie Westin to learn how Sesame Street uses educational media to provide learning and hope to vulnerable children around the world.
Sherrie Westin
Sarah Gilbert
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About This Event

Elmo, Big Bird, and all their Sesame Street friends have been teaching children their ABCs and 123s for more than 50 years. With one in six children now living in an active conflict zone and over 40 million children displaced worldwide, Sesame Workshop is pioneering efforts to reach children in places like Syria, Ukraine, Bangladesh, and East Africa and provide them with access to learning no matter their circumstances. Join us for a conversation with Sesame Workshop president Sherrie Westin and Council President and Chief Content Officer Sarah Gilbert on the power of educational media to make a difference in the lives of children in crisis around the world.

About the Speakers
President and Interim CEO of Sesame Workshop
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Sherrie Westin is President and Interim CEO of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, where she leads efforts to serve vulnerable children around the world through mass media and targeted initiatives.
Headshot of Sherrie Westin.
Sarah Gilbert
Former President and Chief Content Officer
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Sarah Gilbert joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as its first chief content officer and later became president and chief content officer. She led the Council’s strategy to develop and distribute digital current affairs content across products and platforms to engage larger, younger, and more diverse audiences in Chicago and nationwide.
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