Guaranteed Income for Reentry: A Conversation with Michael Tubbs, Mayors for Guaranteed Income, and the East Bay Community Foundation

Restorative Reentry Pilot Program

Panel Discussion

June 29, 2021
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Virtual Presentation




Guaranteed Income for Reentry: A Conversation with Michael Tubbs, Mayors for Guaranteed Income, and the East Bay Community Foundation
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Time: 4:00—5:30 PM Pacific
Register online to receive the zoom access link.

This 90 minute virtual panel to discuss California’s Guaranteed Income initiatives —which would provide a guaranteed income and community support for formerly incarcerated returning citizens — will be moderated by BIDS Faculty Affiliate, Erin M. Kerrison, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley. 

Opening remarks will be delivered by former Mayor of Stockton, CA, Michael Tubbs, champion of the first mayor-led guaranteed income program and current Special Advisor for Economic Mobility and Opportunity for Governor Newsom’s Council of Economic Advisors, which currently includes several UC Berkeley faculty, including Laura Tyson (Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School at Berkeley Haas), Hilary Hoynes (Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Goldman School of Public Policy, and Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities at UC Berkeley), and Maurice Obstfeld (Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund).  

Additional panelists for this event will include:

  • Zakiyyah Brewer, Program Associate, Community Investments and Partnerships Department of the East Bay Community Foundation,
  • Sukhi Samra, Director of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income,
  • Rahkii Holman, TAY Reentry Program Manager, Community Works, and
  • Patrick Leonard, Senior Grants Manager, Community Works

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Erin M. Kerrison

Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

Erin M. Kerrison's work extends from a legal epidemiological framework, wherein law and legal institutions operate as structural determinants of health. Specifically, through varied agency partnerships, her mixed-method research agenda investigates the impact that compounded structural disadvantage, concentrated poverty and state supervision has on service delivery, substance misuse, violence, and other health outcomes for individuals and communities marked by criminal legal system intervention.

Dr. Kerrison's research has been supported by the National Institute of Justice and the National Institute on Drug Abuse and her recent empirical research has been published in Health Services Research, Punishment & Society, Law and Human Behavior, and Social Science & Medicine.  Dr. Kerrison holds a BA in Sociology and Philosophy from Haverford College, an MA in Criminology, Law and Society from Villanova University, and a PhD in Criminology from the University of Delaware. She was also awarded a Vice Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and serves as an active member of the American Society of Criminology, the Law & Society Association, and the Society for Social Work and Research.