pbs nc indie lens preview screening of "storming Caesar's Palace" - March 7

Join us for a preview screening of an exclusive hour-long excerpt of Storming Caesars Palace followed by a virtual discussion with local experts to discuss the social safety net, benefits for families, celebrating Ruby Duncan and Black women change makers and organizing for change—yesterday and today. You are invited to ask questions and engage with the panelists via the virtual chat.

This upcoming episode from the acclaimed PBS documentary series Independent Lens, Storming Caesars Palace, takes us to Clark County, Nevada and inside the life of Ruby Duncan, a single mom, who lost her job at a Vegas hotel, and did everything she could to support herself and her children.

Virtual Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, March 7, at 7 PM
  • Time: 7-8:45 PM (EST)
  • Discussion topics include social safety net, organizing for change and Ruby Duncan
  • Virtual link to join the event can be found in your registration confirmation

Storming Caesars Palace After losing her job as a hotel worker in Las Vegas, Ruby Duncan co-founded a welfare rights group of ordinary mothers who defied notions of the “welfare queen.” In a fight for a universal basic income in 1969, Ruby and other equality activists took on the Nevada mob in organizing a massive protest that shut down Caesars Palace.