Open ‘Vito’ Viewing and Discussion With Michael Schiavi 🖥

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Open ‘Vito’ Viewing and Discussion With Michael Schiavi 🖥


June 23, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Founder. Author. Chronicler. Activist. Vito Russo founded GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) and ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and wrote “The Celluloid Closet,” a chronicle of Hollywood’s depictions — and stereotyping — of LGBTQ+ in movies and TV. In the week leading up to this program, watch the documentary “Vito” and then join Rabbi Sam Natov in conversation with “Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo” author Michael Schiavi.

“Vito” will be available to watch beginning June 17 at 7:00 p.m. Links to the film and to participate in the discussion will be sent to all who register.



Every other week, Rabbi Ammi Hirsch hosts intellectually honest conversations unpacking current events through the lens of Jewish wisdom. Unbound by politics and untethered by party lines, Ammi and his expert guests discuss everything from race and antisemitism to all the other issues that keep you up at night.