JT worked with HBO to promote the Chicago premiere event of the network’s new documentary film “Mavis!”, chronicling the life and influence of soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples over the last five decades. A Chicago native, the event served as a homecoming for the music icon. JT coordinated on-site interviews with Staples at the premiere as well as in-studio segments throughout the day with Mavis! director Jessica Edwards. Mavis! debuts on February 29 on HBO.
Sinai Urban Health Institute recently unveiled new findings from the largest community-driven, face-to-face health survey ever conducted in Chicago. The findings showed there continue to be significant, sometimes devastating disparities in the health and wellness of different racial and ethnic groups in Chicago, exacerbated in certain communities.