Documentary Screening: Storming Caesars Palace
Join the UNLV University Libraries for a special screening of the documentary, “Storming Caesars Palace,” which tells the story of Ruby Duncan and a band of mothers who launched a revolutionary Black feminist anti-poverty movement in the 1960s and 1970s.
After losing her job as a hotel worker in Las Vegas, Ruby Duncan joined a welfare rights group of mothers who defied notions of the “welfare queen.” In a fight for guaranteed income, Ruby and other equality activists took on the Nevada mob in organizing a massive protest that shut down Caesars Palace.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The screening begins at 6 p.m. A Q&A will follow the screening.
- Claytee White, Director, Oral History Research Center
- Hazel Gurland-Pooler, Director
Open to all.
Refreshments will be provided.
The event is part of the UNLV Oral History Research Center's 20th Anniversary celebration.