Community — 09 February 2013
USA Network’s Characters Unite National Bus Tour To Combate Hate And Discrimination Makes A Stop In Nashville

Guests in Nashville Can Create Free, Customized T-Shirts, Photos and Videos to Join
USA’s “I Won’t Stand For…” Movement to Promote Greater Tolerance and Acceptance 

As part of its award-winning Characters Unite public service campaign, USA Network has launched a national bus tour to help spread the message that everyone, everywhere can help stop hate and all forms of discrimination simply by saying “I won’t stand for…” it anymore. On February 12, the “I Won’t Stand For…” tour will stop at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., in partnership with Comcast Nashville.

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At the event, participants will be able to create a free “I won’t stand for…” t-shirt, personalizing it by stamping a word to fill in the blank, such as bullying, racism, religious intolerance, sexism, homophobia, ableism and more. In addition, consumers can take a photo to be part of the Characters Unite gallery and immediately share the image with their friends and family via social media. Guests can also film an “I won’t stand for…” video to join hundreds of people – including stars of USA’s hit shows, athletes and political leaders — in lending their voices to the Characters Unite movement.

The tour is part of USA Network’s Characters Unite Month. Throughout February, the Network shines a spotlight on the importance of promoting greater tolerance, respect and acceptance through extensive on-air programming, digital content and community events across the country.

The “I Won’t Stand For” tour is also making stops in New Orleans, Denver, Atlanta, Cleveland, Chicago and Dearborn, MI, as part of The Henry Ford Museum’s National Day of Courage in celebration of Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday.

More information and resources are available for consumers at

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

11:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.

Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

* “I Won’t Stand For” Characters Unite experience will be located on 5th at the corner of Broadway



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.

USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. A division of NBCUniversal,
USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired
television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at Characters

USA Network is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and
entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a
global audience. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the
XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced
network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and
home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company.
Visit for more information.

Comcast and NBC Universal are committed to the Nashville Community by supporting diversity and inclusion, the
development of children and youth, providing access to innovative technology, volunteering time, providing financial
support and partnering with local community organizations.


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