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Documentary Screening: Storming Caesars Palace In-Person

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 being injured at 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 organized protests 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

Special Guest

  • Hazel Gurland-Pooler, Director
  • Sondra Phillips-Gilbert, Social Worker, Film Participant, and Ruby Duncan's daughter

Free and open to all.

Refreshments will be provided. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lied Library - Goldfield Room - 3rd floor
UNLV Maryland (Main) Campus
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