The 18th annual North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress will be held next June 15-16th, 2019, at the Silberman School of Social Work of the Hunter College in New York City. The Congress Major Theme is: Basic Income on the Policy Agenda, and the call is out for proposals. The deadline for proposal submissions is February 18th, 2019.
Submissions can be made here.
Fifty years after a basic income bill was first introduced in the U.S. Congress, basic income is once again on the policy agenda in North America. Pilot programs, controlled trials, documentaries, and debates are bringing basic income into mainstream policy conversations. The 2019 NABIG Congress invites participants to consider how to advance basic income on the policy agenda at local, national, and regional levels.
More information at USBIG’s website.
Howard, Coordinator of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, writes this opinion piece as a condemning evaluation of the world’s lack of action to combat climate change. Climate summit meetings have created a cycle of (broken) promises to reduce carbon emissions, and Howard argues that governments should look to implement a carbon fee, whose proceeds should go toward a dividend for each citizen, resembling a basic income.
Michael Howard, “We should prepare for the worst consequences of climate change”, Bangor Daily News, 11 August 2015.
The Fourteenth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress will kick off on Thursday, February 26 with a free and open public discussion on “New Possibilities for the Basic Income Movement.” Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
The event program is:
Welcome: Steven Shafarman, the USBIG Network
Frances Fox Piven, the City University of New York
Marshall Brain, entrepreneur and author ofHow Stuff Works
Alanna Hartzok, the Earth Rights institute, 2014 Democratic Nominee for Congress
Mary Bricker Jenkins, Willie Baptist,Sylvia Orduno, & Marian Kramer, representing the National Welfare Rights Union
Moderator: Mimi Abramowitz, Hunter College
Location: Long Island City Art Center/LICAM
44-02 23rd St., Studio 205
Long Island City, NY 11101
Directions: Take M, E, or 7 to Court Square (Queens, one stop from Midtown Manhattan) and walk along 23rd Street (under the elevated train overhead) until you reach the LIC Art Center, 44-02 23rd St., between 44th Ave and 44th Rd. Look for Caffeina Cafe at base of building. Then go to Studio 105.
According to the directions on Google Maps, the entire trip from Midtown, including the train ride and the walk, takes 8 minutes.