This was a session at Untitled Festival 2020.
The movement for a guaranteed income offers a way to reimagine work, deservedness and dignity. What would the world look like after an income floor? Let’s compare notes on the movement for a guaranteed income in different countries, and look for signals together of what a world after guaranteed income would look like. A network of academics, activists, artists and culture creators are needed to make a guaranteed income a reality.
Natalie Foster is one of the leaders in the guaranteed income movement in the United States, and her team at the Economic Security Project has been working hard to make sure a COVID19 guaranteed income is part of the US response to the economic and health crisis.
Natalie is the co-chair and co-founder of the Economic Security Project – a network to support exploration and experimentation of a guaranteed income and reining in the unprecedented concentration of corporate power, and a senior fellow at The Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative. In 2013, Natalie was founding CEO of Peers.org to support people who work in the gig economy. Prior, she was the CEO and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for people-driven economic change, with Van Jones. Previously, Natalie served as digital director for President Obama’s Organizing for America (OFA) and the Democratic National Committee. Natalie built the first digital department at the Sierra Club and served as the Deputy organizing director for MoveOn.org. She’s been awarded Fellowships at the Institute for the Future, Rockwood Leadership Institute and New America California, and is a board member of the California Budget and Policy Center, the Change.org global foundation, and Liberation in a Generation, a project to close the racial wealth gap. [Bio Source: Economic Security Project]
Photo: Natalie Foster (c)