Virtual Film Screening: Storming Caesars Palace
In recognition of Women’s History Month in March, Chatham Community Library will host a virtual film screening of Storming Caesars Palace (2022). This program is free and open to the public.
Storming Caesars Palace chronicles the extraordinary life of Ruby Duncan, an activist who fights the welfare system and becomes a White House advisor. Duncan, along with Mary Wesley, Alversa Beals and low-income mothers across the country, form the National Welfare Rights Organization to fight for an adequate income, dignity and justice. Together, they introduce a Guaranteed Income campaign in 1969 which, with feminist Gloria Steinem at their side, becomes part of the Democratic platform in 1972.
Film Highlights and Awards:
• Shine Award, Black Star Film Festival
Access to the virtual screening will be available beginning Thursday, March 16, by visiting:
A password is required at the time of viewing. Those who are interested may contact [email protected] to request the password or for additional information. The library has purchased a hard copy of the film if residents who wish to see the film miss the virtual screening window.