A panel discussion sponsored by the Make It Work campaign.
In 1971, Ruby Duncan, along with a host of "welfare mothers" and celebrity icons, marched down the Las Vegas Strip shutting down traffic and gambling for hours—all to bring attention to the “constitutional rights of the poor.” Her grassroots activism ignited health-based programs, job training, housing and educational development to a historically neglected community on the Westside of Las Vegas.
In 2016, we are once again in the midst of grassroots movements aimed directly at underserved communities of color. What can we learn from the past and how do we amplify our voice for the future?
Join us as we discuss the history of urban grassroots organizing and the political empowerment of black women in Las Vegas—and how our vote impacts the 2016 presidential and future elections.
Featured guest panelists: Ms. Ruby Duncan, activist and civil rights icon; Asha Jones, U.S. Senator Harry Reid Deputy Director for Southern Nevada; Laura Martin, Associate Director Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada; Erika Washington, State Director Make It Work campaign.
Ms. Duncan will be available after the discussion to sign copies of Storming Caesars Palace. Books available for purchase for $27 + tax. Pre-orders must accompany the RSVP at least one week prior to the event to ensure arrival by the event date. A very limited number of additional copies will be available for purchase day of.