Archive for March, 2013

Documentary Filmmaker Byron Hurt Screens ‘Soul Food Junkies’ at Holy Cross

March 18th, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

About 160 people, including members of the greater Worcester community and Holy Cross students, attended a screening of the award-winning film “Soul Food Junkies” by documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt, above, in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. Before the screening, 110 people attended a healthy soul food luncheon, created by Boston chef Presceia Cooper and Holy Cross chef Edward Rome.


The film was followed by a panel discussion about healthy eating and food disparities. The panel consisted of, from left, Derek Brindisi, director of public health for the city of Worcester; Sean Harris, adjunct professor of design at Becker College; Hurt; Marie Boone, cofounder and executive vice president of planning at the Mosaic Cultural Complex; and Sharon Henderson, director of marketing and communications for the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.