14th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress (#NABIG15)

14th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress

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New York City, NY (TFC) – The 14th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress is taking place tonight in New York City. This event will be streamed live by the Basic Income Project at the following link: http://live.basicincomeproject.org/. The event is scheduled to start at 7PM EST

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A full schedule is available here (usbig.net)

From the Facebook Event Page

The Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) is suddenly a major topic of conversation in America and around the world. Activist movements have sprung up to push for it. Recent articles in the popular press have discussed it as a part of strategies to address recession, poverty, inequality, carbon pollution, and technological unemployment. In an economy forcing increasing numbers of people into precarious employment situations, is BIG a necessary and achievable part of efforts to retrieve democratic social stability? Can we afford it? How will it affect the economy? Will the new activist movements for BIG take off?

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More than forty scholars and activists will address these and other questions at the Fourteenth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress, which will take place in New York City starting Thursday, February 26 – Sunday March 1, 2015. The congress is organized by the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (USBIG) in cooperation with the Basic Income Canada Network (BICN/RCRG). Most events will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) at the New York Sheraton Hotel and Towers, 811 7th Avenue, New York, NY. It will also include free events including a public discussion at the Hunter School of Social Work on Thursday, February 26 and an activist meeting at the Brooklyn Commons on Sunday March 1.
More detailed information go to: http://www.usbig.net/ for a schedule of events and accommodations.

There will also be a hosted Live Stream of the event provided by Basic Income Project
The Live Stream will be at: http://live.basicincomeproject.org/

Nigel Todman is an Independent Journalist, Technical Consultant, Social Activist, Web Developer and Computer Programmer from Ontario, Canada. Add him to Facebook and/or Follow him on Twitter E-mail: nigel [at] naaij [dot] org [PGP]