03 Sep

The Manitoba Story: A Basic Income Film

Sunday, September 16 at 6:00

Location: Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine

96 Harlow Street, Suite 100

the BIG experience

“The Manitoba Story” is about the residents of a rural town that was the site of a Canadian basic income pilot project in the 1970s. Everyone in Dauphin, Manitoba, was eligible for an unconditional minimum income. Over the course of four years they experienced the impact of changes to their economy and social fabric that would forever change the course of their lives. Understanding their experiences gives insight into ideas that can help us understand and solve society’s most important issues.

Followed by a discussion of whether a basic income would be a good policy for the US, led by Michael Howard, National Coordinator of the US Basic Income Guarantee Network.

https://www.bigexperience.org

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