TED DISCUSSION - "The Political Power of Being a Good Neighbor"

TED DISCUSSION - "The Political Power of Being a Good Neighbor"

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St. Philips Lutheran Church
5320 Limestone Rd
Wilmington Delaware 19808
Delaware US
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you missed our January TED discussion, you can watch the video online on ted.com, and read about SEED here: stocktondemonstration.org.  SEED is an 18-month guaranteed income experimental pilot program started by mayor Michael Tubbs in Stockton, CA in Feb 2019.

Original Event Post:

The League of Women Voters of New Castle County invites you to its monthly TED Discussion, Saturday January 18th. The format is to watch the TED Talk and then discuss the "Ideas Worth Sharing." Contact Kay Palmer with questions or to RSVP.

January Topic

The TED Talk for January is at the intersection of the National initiative to build diversity and inclusion and issues that are confronting our legislature. In this presentation Michael Tubbs, the youngest mayor in American history to represent a city with more than 100,000 people, shares how his upbringing in Stockton, California shaped his bold vision for change. The presentation; The Political Power of Being a Good Neighbor, highlights his commitment to “govern as a neighbor and not a politician”. Mr. Tubbs notes that:

When we see someone different from us, they should not reflect our fears, our anxieties, our insecurities. We should see our common humanity. 

His policies, leadership, and ambitious agenda have sparked national conversations.

Mr. Tubbs was elected mayor of the Stockton, California in January 2017 as the city’s first African-American mayor. He has been included in Fortune's 2018 "40 under 40," Forbes' 2018 list of the "30 Under 30" and The Root's 100.

This stimulating discussion will be centered around the idea of addressing issue by being a good neighbor rather than a more aggressive approach.

Join us at our LWVNCC TED viewings to engage in genuine small-group dialogue on important societal issues. Mark this on your calendar - recurring from 1 to 3 pm on the third Saturday of each month.

Watch Online

If you would like to see the TED Talk but cannot make the discussion group, you can watch it online: www.ted.com/talks/michael_tubbs_the_political_power_of_being_a_good_neighbor.