Vegan, Jewel Thais-Williams, Sends Message of Health and Well-being

Jewel Thais-Williams

Jewel Thais-Williams is a wonderful (vegan) woman who gives back to the community every day through her Village Health Foundation where no one is turned away.

Jewel’s story and message of health and well-being, love, activism and acceptance are more important than ever today – when our current world is clamoring for positive examples of giving back.

Jewel was recently featured in a documentary — “Jewel’s Catch One” which tells the story of Jewel and her popular “Jewel’s Catch One” nightclub – often called the Studio 54 of the West.  It was a hub for cutting edge fashion and music for over 42 years in LA before it closed in 2016.

While Jewel opened her doors to everyone – all races and sexual orientations – the club became a target of racism and homophobia, especially during the AIDS crisis. She even turned her parking lot into a soup kitchen during that time, to make sure people could get care, when so many were being ostracized.

Jewel became a civil rights leader, and then ultimately a healer, who has now saved countless lives through her Village Healthcare Foundation. She still continues her work there almost every day at the age of 78.

The film was narrated by actress CCH Pounder and features exclusive interviews with Sharon Stone, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Thelma Houston, Sandra Bernhard, Bonnie Pointer, Thea Austin, Jenifer Lewis – and also features footage from Madonna’s 2000 album release party there (she was also rumored to learn to Vogue at the club!).

Jewel’s story celebrates music, fashion, celebrities and activism that helped changed the course of our country. With the climate across the world right now, Jewel’s story of her inclusive and groundbreaking nightclub and her activism and acceptance, seems all the more poignant and relevant today.

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