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Long Island premiere of the documentary Letter to Anita

Hofstra is hosting the Long Island premiere of the award-winning documentary Letter to Anita, which explores the painful legacy of singer Anita Bryant’s infamous anti-gay campaign of the late 1970s.  The movie screening takes place on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Theater, Student Center, North Campus. Hofstra is honored to welcome the subject of the documentary, Dr. Ronni Sanlo, to the event.

Dr. Sanlo is a well-known keynote speaker and workshop presenter at colleges and universities around the country. Her focus is LGBT history, learning outcomes, strategic planning, and LGBT center development.  She speaks not only from her perspective as a higher education and student affairs professor and administrator, but also from personal life experience. When Dr. Sanlo came out as a lesbian in the early 70s, she lost custody of her children and faced discrimination in the work place.  She continued to fight for her rights as an out member of the LGBT community and has become a leading voice in the educational movement and fight for equal rights.

The evening will kick-off with a 5:30 p.m. reception at the Multipurpose Room West.  To attend the reception, RSVP at the Letter to Anita Reception event listing.

To RSVP for the film screening, visit the Letter to Anita Long Island Premiere event listing.

For more information, contact the Hofstra Multicultural and International Student Programs Office at:​, 516-463-6796, or​.


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