Celebrate Black History Month With Jewel’s Catch One

Celebrate Black History Month With Jewel's Catch One
Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/17/2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location
HRC Equality Center


 

To Celebrate Black History Month

Please join us for a screening of

Jewel’s Catch One

by Director C. Fitz

click here for the film’s trailer

JEWEL’S CATCH ONE documents the oldest Black owned disco in America and establishes the legacy of businesswoman, activist, and healer, Jewel Thais-Williams, who stood up against hate and discrimination for 42 years. The story of Jewel and “The Catch” celebrates four decades of music, fashion, celebrity, and activism that helped change the course of our country by breaking down racial, social, and cultural barriers. One of the original safe spaces for both the LGBT and Black communities, The Catch also served as a refuge for many during the AIDS crisis. As her club grew to become known as the “unofficial Studio 54 of the West Coast,” Jewel became a national model for how to combat discrimination and serve the less fortunate.

The film is a lush visual and musical journey highlighted by exclusive interviews with Sharon Stone, Thelma Houston, Evelyn “Champagne“ King, Madonna, Sandra Bernhard, Thea Austin, Jenifer Lewis, Representative Maxine Waters and Bonnie Pointer. CCH Pounder narrates this historically important film.

This is screening is

hosted

by

Rayceen Pendarvis of The Ask Rayceen Show

 

Thank you to our libation sponsor

 

 

Thank you to our community partners

 

  

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