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Politics of Basic Income Talk Series – Stacey Rutland & Shafeka Hashash on November 16, 2023: “How to Grow a Movement: The Importance of Strategic Funding & the Case of the US.”

November 16, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Stacey Rutland (Founder & President of Income Movement) & Shafeka Hashash (Program Manager, Guaranteed Income Community of Practice) are going to continue the Politics of Basic Income Talk Series!

Title: How to Grow a Movement: The Importance of Strategic Funding & the Case of the US.

Time: 16.11.2023, 04:00-05:30 pm (UK).

Location: Zoom (Click here to join the meeting)

Abstract: In this fascinating session, we will hear from two of the leading lights of the US Income Movement, which over the past few years has gone from margins to mainstream within US political advocacy. Shafeka and Stacey will tell us about their work, the incredible growth in their movement, the political and social context, and the prospects for basic income in the US.


Stacey Rutland is the founder and president of Income Movement, a national organization focused on growing and supporting the grassroots and coalition arm of the fight for basic income in the United States. Stacey holds degrees in English Literature, and History and a Masters in Education and brings a background in human-centered design to the work she does for basic income.

Shafeka Hashash is the Guaranteed Income Community of Practice program manager. In this role, she is fortunate to hold a birdseye view of guaranteed income work happening across the nation and support the diversity of partners needed to move from pilots to policy through resource development, convening opportunities, training, and strategizing. As a community organizer, she has led campaigns ranging from closing a Fair Labor Standards Act loophole that allowed disabled employees to be paid subminimum wages, an anchor team member and mayoral appointee of the Atlanta Communities Over Cages alliance to close and repurpose the Atlanta City Detention Center, and strong advocate for the rights of Palestinians, including political prisoners. She formerly was the senior coordinator at New American Pathways, leading a team supporting immigrants and refugees facing family violence, and then directed the economic programs at the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence where she began the first-ever direct cash program through the Google Impact Challenge fund. She holds a bachelor’s/master’s in political economy from NYU and spends her time away from community organizing tandem cycling.

Starting in Oct 2023: Politics of Basic Income Talk Series!

Starting in October 2023 and continuing monthly on every 3rd Thursday, join us for a global exploration of Universal Basic Income (UBI) politics, hosted by the Bath UBI Beacon and Freiburg Institute of Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS), in partnership with the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). Experts from around the world will share insights on UBI policy, movement building, and research.

Find out more here.


November 16, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Bath Beacon