About the Event


Letter to Anita is the story of Dr. Ronni Sanlo whose personal, political, and professional struggles shaped her life of community-building and activism. The documentary follows the heart-wrenching path of singer Anita Bryant's anti-gay campaign, its shattering effect on Sanlo's family, and the redemptive power of forgiveness. Ryan Cowmeadow from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B will emcee and Dr. Sanlo will host the screening with a special introduction from Jim Toy, well-known community activist and founder of what is now the UM Spectrum Center. In addition, we will welcome local favorites George Bedard and the Kingpins.

What: Letter to Anita: Lessons Learned with the Seasoning of Age film screening and live music from the Chenille Sisters, for Big Hearts for Seniors fundraiser

When: May 26, 2016
5:30-6:15 VIP Reception (Emcee remarks at 6:00)
6:15 Doors open for general admission
6:30 Chenille Sisters perform
7:00 Movie starts

Where: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI

How: Tickets available online or contact Rachel Dewees, Director of the Turner Senior Wellness Program, 734-998-9350 or rdewees@med.umich.edu.