Inaugural Alice P. Lin Memorial Lecture with Michael D. Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton, CA
- School of Social Work
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE | REGISTRATION REQUIRED
A House Built on a Firm Foundation: Economic Security and Basic Income
HON. MICHAEL TUBBS
Michael D. Tubbs is the mayor of Stockton, California. He was elected in 2016 at age 26, is the youngest and first African American mayor in Stockton’s history. He is rapidly making a name for himself as a millennial mayor, one who has embraced radical policy options such as universal basic income for addressing urban poverty.
Reception 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Lecture 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
About the Event
As the 28-year-old leader of one of California’s biggest cities, Mayor Michael Tubbs (bio) faces daunting challenges. At the time he took office—he knocked out the Republican incumbent the same night that Donald Trump won the presidency—Stockton had the second-highest rate of violent crime in the state of California and was only a little more than two years out of bankruptcy due to overspending on showcase projects such as a new marina. Since then, Tubbs has been leading the city in a new direction, introducing a universal-basic-income pilot program. “So much of the investment strategy in the past was, ‘Let’s create this image of the city,’ while really neglecting investing in people,” he told Politico last summer. At the inaugural Lin Lecture, Tubbs will explain how he hopes to transform the entire approach of city government by putting people, and their economic security, first.
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About the Alice P. Lin Memorial Lecture
The Alice P. Lin Memorial Lecture Series provides an annual lecture on research, issues, and trends in public policy and administration. The series was made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Nan Lin in honor of his wife, Dr. Alice P. Lin SW ’78; SW ’85. Read more.
Related External Links:
- Reuters: California city fights poverty with guaranteed income
- The Root: This 27-Year-Old Mayor Is Giving Away Money to Realize MLK’s Last, Most Radical Dream
- Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity: A Basic Income Pilot in America: An Interview with Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs