WE ARE FAMILY: EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN FOR A SAFER WORLD
In celebration of the International Day for Tolerance
17 November, 2003

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Video-conference and webcast originating at United Nations Headquarters, New York

Opening Remarks by Mrs. Nane Annan, Lawyer, Painter and Wife of United Nations
Secretary-General, Kofi Annan

Address by Henry S. Schleiff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Court TV

Hosted by Al Roker, Host, NBC’s Today Show

Part 1 · “We Are Family” – featuring TV’s favorite children’s characters
· Nile Rodgers, Founder and Chairman, We Are Family Foundation and prolific songwriter, musician and producer
· Caryl Stern, Senior Associate National Director, Anti-Defamation League
· “Everybody’s Body,” Pre-K lesson and activities, The Miller Early Childhood Initiative of A WORLD OF   DIFFERENCE® Institute (The Initiative) of the Anti-Defamation League

  Poem from Mattie J.T. Stepanek, Best-selling Author, Poet and Peacemaker

Part 2   · “We Are All The Same Inside,” elementary school lesson and activities
· Timothy D. Bellavia, Creator and Author of “We Are All The Same Inside” workshop and book, joined by   elementary school students, Jordan Brignol and Lamont Williams
Part 3   · Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, President, Operation Respect
· Peter Yarrow, Founder, Operation Respect and celebrated singer, songwriter and member of renowned musical trio,   Peter, Paul & Mary, performs “Don’t Laugh At Me” along with students from the Rachel Carson Junior High   School

  Poem from Mattie J.T. Stepanek

Part 4   · Abraham H. Foxman, National Director, Anti-Defamation League
· “Pyramid of Hate,” high school lesson and activities, from Anti-Defamation League and Survivors of the Shoah   Visual History Foundation

Grand Finale   · “We Are Family” sung by Nile Rodgers and CHIC, and featuring the United Nations International School Concert   Choir

  Closing Remarks by Shashi Tharoor, United Nations Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public      Information, United Nations Department of Public Information

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