Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events with Friends 

Friends of the Truman Foundation is proud to connect and inspire our community of public service leaders and partners. While in-person events have been suspended for the foreseeable future, we will continue to offer online programming.

Our upcoming events can be found below.

Speaking with Friends - Conversation with Mayor Michael Tubbs

Join Friends of the Truman Foundation for a conversation with former Mayor of Stockton, California, Michael Tubbs (CA 11) to discuss lessons learned from life in public office and the historic universal basic income (UBI) program he and his colleagues implemented.

At age 26, Michael Tubbs was elected as Stockton’s first African American mayor and the youngest mayor of a major American city. The star of two documentaries, Mr. Tubbs was recently named a 2021 Spring Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. 

Joining Mr. Tubbs in conversation will be Deon Jones (DC 13). Deon “DJ” Jones is a musician, entrepreneur, and longtime creative collaborator of internationally renowned conceptual artist Glenn Kaino, spanning from managing projects at the Oprah Winfrey Network and exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, to associate producing a documentary selected for the Tribeca Film Festival, and developing Webby Award-winning apps with actor Jesse Williams.


Off-the-record: COVID-19 Panel

As efforts to mitigate the COVID-19 virus and its variants continue, and the world works towards wide-scale vaccination, we all continue to live with risk and uncertainty.

Please join Friends of the Truman Foundation Friday, February 19th at 1 pm ET for an off-the-record conversation exploring recent COVID-19 developments. 

Our moderator is Nicholas Thompson (MA 96), CEO of The Atlantic. 

Our panelists, experts in their respective fields, will share their experiences and lessons learned over the last year, as well as their insights looking forward. Confirmed panelists include:

  • Machmud Makhmudov (GA 15), White House COVID-19 Response Team
  • Dr. Kate Otto Chebly (RI 07), Chief Resident, Internal Medicine/Primary Care Residency at NYU
  • President Tania Tetlow (LA 91), Loyola University New Orleans
  • Reverend Jen Bailey (IL 08), Faith Matters Network

Please feel free to share this event broadly.


Reading with Friends - Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

Reading with Friends is a virtual monthly book club. Hosted concurrently around the world, small groups of Friends meet to discuss the book of the month in self-moderated conversations.
Wintering is a poignant and comforting meditation on the fallow periods of life, times when we must retreat to care for and repair ourselves. Katherine May thoughtfully shows us how to come through these times with the wisdom of knowing that, like the seasons, our winters and summers are the ebb and flow of life.