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MTV and ATTN special to cover Jewish activism and antisemitism

A new MTV special airing next week will cover antisemitism in the lives of four Jewish activists. The hour-long special is titled With One voice: Fighting Hatred Together and will air ...
May 27, 2021

A new MTV special airing next week will cover antisemitism in the lives of four Jewish activists.

The hour-long special is titled With One voice: Fighting Hatred Together and will air Monday, May 31 across MTV, VH1 and the Smithsonian Channel. The doc will be hosted by 60 Minutes+ correspondent Laurie Segall and was produced in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month by ATTN.

“With the alarming rise of violence against the Jewish community and Jews across the country, it is imperative for all of us to take action to fight antisemitism,” said Chris McCarthy, president of MTV Entertainment, in a news release today (May 27).

“We are proud to use our platforms to showcase four young, diverse Jewish activists who are on the frontline of the battle to combat antisemitism and hate in all its forms.”

The special is executive produced by Jarrett Moreno, John Green, Matthew Segal, Mike Vainisi, Jessie Surovell and Taye Shuayb for ATTN. Jessica Zalkind, Dane Joseph and James Blue also served as executive producers for MTV Entertainment Group.

With One Voice: Fighting Hatred Together also features a conversation between Tova Friedman, one of the youngest living survivors of Auschwitz, and former NFL player Emmanuel Acho, author of the book Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man and host of the YouTube series with the same name.

The four Jewish activists featured in the special are Gen Slossberg, 21, the co-creator and producer of Lunar, a Jewish-Asian film project and program manager for Jewish Youth for Community Action; Imani Jackson, 25, owner of the Chopped and Served catering company that creates employment opportunities for young people from underserved communities; Eddie Chavez, Calderon, 25, the campaign director for Arizona Jews for Justice; and Jon Cohen, 28, the director of Keshet, an organization advocating for inclusion of LGBTQ+ Jews into Jewish life.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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