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Character Day

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The 4th annual Character Day is Wednesday, September 13, 2017 starting at 6 a.m. PDT. Participants will be watching films on the science of character development (strengths such as empathy, grit, kindness, and social responsibility), diving into free discussion materials, and partaking in an online global Q&A with experts in the field of character and social and emotional development. The global Q&A that happens through Facebook Live and Google Hangouts to watch and ask questions throughout the day.

Over 20 thought leaders will be discussing the importance of character development from all different perspectives. See the complete lineup and bios on their speaker page. There will be a different speaker every 30 minutes all day, and you’ll be able to watch and ask questions both at their website and on their Facebook Page (be sure to like it and use hashtag #CultivatingCharacter).

Character Day participants be part of the global premiere of a new 10 minute film: 30,000 Days, which explores the 3,000 year history of humans wrestling with the question of how to live life with meaning and purpose. This film is appropriate for ages 8-99+ and will be translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Portuguese, and Spanish.

There are officially over 110,000 events (in universities, K-12 schools, companies, libraries, homes, and more) happening around the globe in all 50 states and 109 countries including Indonesia, Afghanistan, Central Africa Republic, and China!

Spearheaded by Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, thought leader and founder of The Webby Awards, Character Day highlights recent breakthroughs in the social science and neuroscience behind character development, and provides the tools (films, discussion kits, online resources), for millions of people to engage and develop the character strengths needed to thrive in today’s world – for free

It will be an amazing day of millions of perspectives and global thinking around the importance of developing character, which we truly need right now.

Participation is free thanks to generous grants and donations.

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