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“Storming Caesars Palace” Film Screening

March 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:30 pm EST

Join us for a film screening of the Indie Lens Pop-Up Storming Caesars Palace followed by a community-driven conversation and local resource sharing by local partners. Presented by WMHT in partnership with The Sanctuary for Independent Media, NYS Poor People’s Campaign, Rensselaer County Dept. of Social Services, Troy Area United Ministries (TAUM), Unity House, and YWCA of the Greater Capital Region.

Masks are encouraged and will be available at this event. If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of illness please stay home and rest.

About This Film

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. (See preview.)

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a Black woman with an afro, flowing purple dress, and hoop earrings is collaged in front of an image of demonstrators
3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12180 United States
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