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We Are Family Foundation celebrates our common humanity and the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs that inspire and educate individuals of all ages about diversity, understanding, respect and multiculturalism; and to support those who are victims of intolerance.
The We Are Family Project was started in response to the events of September 11th. Legendary songwriter/producer Nile Rodgers and Tommy Boy Music president, Tom Silverman gathered together 200 celebrities on the weekend of September 22, 2001 to re-record Nile's world renown hit song "We Are Family" as a beginning towards the healing process. The power of "We Are Family" continued. Shortly after the "adult" recording, the world of children's television came together for the first time in history and recorded their version of the song with over 100 beloved characters. The music video aired simultaneously as a Public Service Announcement on PBS, Nickelodeon and Disney Channel on March 11, 2002 and September 11, 2002 with a unified message our common humanity and idea of a global family. Nile had no idea that the hit song he and his late music partner Bernard Edwards wrote for Sister Sledge in 1979 would be a part of history again by helping to bring people together and giving hope that we can live together in a peaceful world. The We Are Family Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 c 3 corporation formed in July 2002 to continue the work of promoting our common humanity and the vision of a global family through the use of a simple song and message - We Are Family.
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