Economists on both the left and right agree that increasing inequities pose a societal threat. Exacerbated by the global pandemic, unequal access to opportunities now stands to destabilize our very democracy. In 2019, one mayor implemented a guaranteed income experiment, the first in modern American history, to examine the impact an assured safety net would have on his constituents’ lives.
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.
February 18, 2021 at 1:00pm - 2pm