In fact, so breathtaking that it took a week for us to catch our breath! Thank you to everyone who participated -- whether you hosted a screening, watched the film online, tweeted or shared the film, joined the Q&A, or supported in any other way, your support rippled around the world into an off the hook demonstration of how important and empowering it is to talk about character.
The video above shows the incredible scope of the day that honestly gets us choked up every time we watch it. You can watch it here.
And the best part is, the ripple effects are only beginning! The film and resources are now online for everyone. Here are some highlights:
Over 11.9 Million #CharacterDay impressions on Twitter
Highlights include Twitter love from The White House and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
120 countries joined us online.
Over 1500 schools and organizations participated spanning every continent and all 50 states.
The US State Department had screenings in DC and embassies around the world including Egypt, Vietnam, and many more.
The global Q&A was stimulating with lots of questions and dialogue.
Pictures above, from left: Macarthur Fellow Dr. Angela Duckworth hosts a session; ClearSky Elementary joins the Q&A from Colorado; and Tiffany joins in the Hangout with The Character Lab co-founder Dave Levin via Sawyer's cell phone. A global virtual Q&A! Videos of the Hangouts are now online.
Good Thursday Morning! It's Character Day!
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