- Bay Area Basic Income Potluck
Join us next Tuesday January 15th at Covo in San Francisco to share food, chat, and build community with other folks in the Bay Area who are interested in exploring the topic of basic income. This month's meeting will include more time for small group conversations and networking. Join us promptly at 6:30 to find out what other folks are interested in / working on, then spend the remainder of the time connecting in smaller groups of your choice. Everyone should bring along some food or non-alcoholic drink they'd like to share (alcohol will also be available at the event space bar). Invite your friends! See you on the 15th! ___________________________________________ The Universal Income Project is devoted to the expansion of economic security and human dignity through the implementation of a universal basic income in America. We build networks and use creative tools to educate, popularize, and organize around this radically common-sense idea. More at https://www.universalincome.org/
- Bay Area Basic Income Potluck
Join us on Wednesday, November 14th at Covo in San Francisco to share food, chat, and build community with other folks in the Bay Area who are interested in exploring the topic of basic income. Everyone should bring along some food or non-alcoholic drink they'd like to share (alcohol will also be available at the event space bar). Invite your friends! See you on the 14th! ___________________________________________ The Universal Income Project is devoted to the expansion of economic security and human dignity through the implementation of a universal basic income in America. We build networks and use creative tools to educate, popularize, and organize around this radically common-sense idea.
- Bay Area Basic Income Potluck
It's been a while since our last Basic Income Potluck -- and we thought it was high time to do another one! Join us on Monday, March 5th at Covo to share food and chat with other Bay Area basic income supporters. Everyone should bring along some food or non-alcoholic drink they'd like to share (alcohol will also be available at the event space bar). We'll spend the first hour eating and drinking, and then split into smaller groups for focused discussions on different basic income topics. Topics may range from recent basic income news, to some aspect of the policy you want to explore, to an idea for a basic income advocacy effort. *** Have an idea for a discussion topic? Post it in the comments below! *** See you on the 5th!
- Funding the Basic Income Movement: Q&A with Economic Security Project
At the end of 2016, in an effort to support work in the basic income movement, the Economic Security Project was founded. The Project is a two-year, $10 million fund that provides grants to projects focused on basic income like academic research, state and local campaigns, and cultural projects around economic security. Grant recipients include the Roosevelt Institute, GiveDirectly, basic income advocate Scott Santens, and the Universal Income Project. Join us on Monday, September 25 for a conversation with Economic Security Project Co-Chair Natalie Foster and Creative Consultant Cara Rose DeFabio. We'll hear about their work supporting basic income projects, their recently launched speculative fiction contest, and about the upcoming CASH Conference in San Francisco (www.universalincome.org/CashCon). WHAT: Conversation with the Economic Security Project WHEN: Monday, September 25 WHERE: Covo, 981 Mission Street Program: • 6:30 Doors open • 7:00 Program starts • 8:00 Program concludes, stay for networking and community Snacks and drinks will be available. See you then!
- Universal Income in California: Q&A with Senator Bob Wieckowski
Though we're likely at least a decade from enacting a federal basic income, folks often debate whether there are policies that states can enact to act as "stepping stones" that can help pave the way. The California legislature is currently considering a bill (SB 775) that would create a Climate Dividend Fund -- a fund that would return carbon tax revenue to Californians in the form of a regular, unconditional payment. Carbon dividends are one popularly discussed stepping stone policy to a universal basic income. Join us next Tuesday, July 25th, as we hear from California state Senator Bob Wieckowski on his bill and the Climate Dividend fund. We'll discuss his views on universal basic income, the legislation, and how to help support it. WHAT: Conversation on California's carbon dividend legislation WHEN: Tuesday, July 25 WHERE: Covo, 981 Mission Street Program: - 6:30 Doors open - 7:00 Program starts - 8:00 Program concludes, stay for networking and community Snacks and drinks will be available. See you then!
- Basic Income at Stanford: Discussing the Basic Income Lab
Program concludes, stay for networking and community Our guest for June's basic income event is Stanford Professor Juliana Bidadanure. She's the cofounder of the Basic Income Lab at Stanford, the first research center dedicated exclusively to basic income in the US. The center will serve as an independent initiative to stimulate research, to advise those developing UBI policies and carrying out UBI experiments, and to convene scholars, policy makers, and leaders around the politics of UBI. Join us Tuesday evening for a thought-provoking discussion on the role of academia in the basic income movement, and to hear about the initiatives the Lab will be pursuing. Program: - 6:30pm Doors open - 7:00pm Program begins - 8:00pm Program concludes, stay for networking and community until 9pm Drinks and snacks will be available -- see you then!
- A Basic Income Utopia: Q&A with Rutger Bregman
**Make sure to RSVP HERE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-basic-income-utopia-qa-with-rutger-bregman-tickets-34220384090)** Universal basic income made a big splash last week at this year's TED conference in Vancouver. Rutger Bregman, basic income advocate and author of "Utopia for Realists", received a standing ovation for his talk on why basic income could be the best solution for ending poverty. Rutger is visiting San Francisco this week, and we're very excited to host him for a discussion and book signing this Thursday, May 4th. Join us to hear about Rutger's experiences and perspectives from his book. Program: - 6:30 Doors open - 7:00 Program starts - 7:30 Program concludes, stay for book signing and networking until 8:30 Make sure to save your spot -- RSVP here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-basic-income-utopia-qa-with-rutger-bregman-tickets-34220384090). We'll be hosting at Brigade in downtown San Francisco. Snacks and drinks will be available. See you on Thursday!
- Book Launch with Philippe Van Parijs
Join us for an event with one of the founders of the Basic Income Earth Network at Stanford University. Philippe Van Parijs will present his new book, co-written with Yannick Vanderborght, and published by Harvard University Press "Basic Income: A radical proposal for a free society and a sane economy." Come and get yourself a signed copy! The Event is hosted by the Stanford Basic Income Lab and the Center for Ethics in Society, in partnership with the Universal Income Project. It is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Cubberley Auditorium on the Stanford University campus. All the information can be found at this link: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/basic-income-radical-proposal-free-society-and-sane-economy Philippe Van Parijs is a professor at the University of Louvain (Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics), a special guest professor at the University of Leuven and an associate member of Nuffield College, Oxford. He is one of the founders of the Basic Income Earth Network and chairs its International Board. His books include Real Freedom for All. What (if anything) Can Justify Capitalism?, What's Wrong with a Free Lunch? , Just Democracy. The Rawls-Machiavelli Programme , Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World and Basic Income. A radical proposal for a free society and a sane economy.
- SF Basic Income Create-a-thon
We’re hosting a Basic Income Create-a-thon (https://www.facebook.com/events/1667596890199493/)! Join us for a marathon weekend of creative action around universal basic income, where participants team up to create projects aimed at raising awareness and building support for the idea. We welcome creators of all kinds: writers, artists, technologists, policy activists, filmmakers, and other advocates for basic income. Food and drinks will be provided all weekend -- all you need to do is show up and create! PROMPT Think of one thing you wish existed to help explain what basic income is, answer a question about how it would work, or get people to support it...and then make it happen! SCHEDULE Note: This is a weekend-long event. Please be prepared to stay the whole time. - Friday, 7pm: Kick-off, discussion, team-forming - Saturday, 9am: Work time all day - Sunday, 9am: Work time in the morning and early afternoon, presentations from 3-4pm You must sign up on Eventbrite to reserve a spot! To get a ticket, click on the "Tickets Available" button in the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1667596890199493/). Email us with any questions at [masked].
- Basic Income in Switzerland: Q&A with Enno Schmidt
**Make sure to RSVP HERE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-income-in-switzerland-qa-with-enno-schmidt-tickets-31477625425)** The Swiss campaign that put basic income on the ballot in 2016 was a landmark initiative. In addition to being one of the primary reasons that international interest in basic income has grown over the last few years, the campaign was also responsible for creating some of the most iconic images associated with basic income today. Join us on February 9th for a discussion with Enno Schmidt -- painter, filmmaker, and cofounder of Initiative Grundeinkommen, the organization that led the Swiss effort. Program: - 6:30 Doors open - 7:00 Program starts - 8:00 Program concludes, stay for networking and community Make sure to save your spot -- RSVP here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-income-in-switzerland-qa-with-enno-schmidt-tickets-31477625425). We'll be hosting at Covo, a coworking space just off of 6th and Mission. Snacks and drinks will be available. See you on the 23rd!