Carter Williams, Who Unshackled Nursing Home Residents, Dies at 97

In journal articles, conferences, congressional hearings and meetings with regulators, Carter Catlett Williams illuminated the miseries of nursing home residents with the sympathetic and descriptive powers of a novelist.

She told stories like that of Miss Cohen, whose restrictive diet prohibited the “warm, fragrant chunk of challah” she had eaten on Friday nights her whole life, causing Miss Cohen to refuse food entirely; and of Mr. Denby, a “courtly, dignified former executive” who underwent “identity loss” after he became “unable to rise to greet or bid farewell to his guest because he is tied to his chair.”

She amassed hundreds of accounts along these lines. They helped Ms. Williams influence the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act, which required skilled nursing facilities to maintain the “physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident.”

The law transformed common practices in nursing homes and strengthened a reform movement, some of whose arguments have

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Williams Sonoma Just Teamed Up with Ghetto Gastro and Crux for a Bold New Kitchen Line

This new bold kitchen collection won’t just stand out on your countertops, but will raise awareness about social injustice issues, too: Williams Sonoma just launched its new collection CRUXGG. Created in collaboration with Bronx-based cooking collective, Ghetto Gastro, and kitchen design and manufacturing company, CRUX, the collection features seven sleek simple-to-use appliances like the BRED, a two-pound bread maker, or the TRNR, a double-rotating waffle iron.



a group of people standing in front of a store: All proceed from Williams Sonoma's Ghetto Gastro x Crux kitchen collection will go to Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp through October.


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All proceed from Williams Sonoma’s Ghetto Gastro x Crux kitchen collection will go to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp through October.



a train cake sitting on top of a table: During a pre-launch of the collection, select customers were offered the opportunity to purchase The TRNR rotating waffle maker. It sold out within two days, but has since been restocked.


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During a pre-launch of the collection, select customers were offered the opportunity to purchase The TRNR rotating waffle maker. It sold out within two days, but has since been restocked.

But what makes this collection so unique and powerful is the work Ghetto Gastro does behind the scenes. The collective started as a group formed to showcase the

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WILLIAMS SONOMA LAUNCHES NEW COLLABORATION WITH GHETTO GASTRO AND CRUX

The Exclusive CRUXGG Collection is Now Available at Williams-Sonoma.com

Williams Sonoma, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) portfolio of brands, announced the launch of a new collaboration with Ghetto Gastro in partnership with kitchen design and manufacturing company, CRUX.

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Ghetto Gastro Launches Collaboration with Williams Sonoma (Photo: Williams Sonoma)

Ghetto Gastro Launches Collaboration with Williams Sonoma (Photo: Williams Sonoma)

Born in the Bronx and inspired by a youthful generation of cooking enthusiasts, Ghetto Gastro is a collective of top chefs who utilize food to empower communities and advance social justice by igniting conversations around race, class and inclusion. Ghetto Gastro’s members Jon Gray, Lester Walker and Pierre Serrão worked with CRUX and Williams Sonoma for over a year to design a line of countertop kitchen electrics that serve up bold designs for home cooks who are plugged into the world beyond their kitchen. The end result is a

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