As part of its Characters Unite Month and to shine an even brighter spotlight on the importance of combating hate and discrimination, popular TV channel USA is hosting an interactive pop-up experience providing Washingtonians and passersby the opportunity to spread the message that each of us, whoever we are, wherever we’re from, can do something to fight intolerance.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Willie Garson (WHITE COLLAR), Coby Bell (BURN NOTICE) and Timothy Omundson (PSYCH) will be on-hand to participate in the experience and discuss USA’s Characters Unite initiative. Characters Unite Month will feature a variety of on-air programming, digital content and community events designed to educate and rally Americans to come together and fight discrimination in all its forms.
Characters Unite, USA Network’s award-winning public service program, was created to address the social injustices and cultural divides still prevalent in our society. Inspired by USA Network’s iconic “Characters Welcome” brand and with the support of leading national nonprofit organizations, the ongoing campaign is dedicated to supporting activities and messaging that combat prejudice and intolerance while promoting understanding and acceptance — on-air, online, and in communities across the country.
Participants will be able to select a stamp representing an issue about which they are passionate — choices include discrimination, prejudice, religious intolerance, racism, homophobia, ableism, among others. After creating their personalized t-shirts, using a special photo kiosk, participants can take a photo to immediately upload to their social media sites.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Farragut Square Park
K and 17th Streets, NW