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SD Speaker Series: Michael Tubbs
An Evening with Michael Tubbs Thursday March 3 2022, 7pm


We are delighted to invite you to campus for our next Speaker Series on Thursday, March 3 at 7:00pm in the Carol Franc Buck Hall of the Arts. Join us for an evening with Michael Tubbs in conversation with Kali Baird, Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at San Domenico School. 

Outdoor Reception with Michael Tubbs, 6:00 - 6:45pm
Join us for an informal reception with Michael Tubbs. Refreshments will be served.

Conversation and Q&A, 7:00 - 7:45pm
Carol Franc Buck Hall of the Arts

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Following the presentation, we will have a brief Q&A. Books will be available for purchase at the event. The evening will conclude at 8:15 pm.

We hope you can be with us for this special evening. There is no charge to attend; however, registration is required. Due to anticipated demand and limited capacity, please register early. 

Please know that this event will also be live-streamed for members of our community who are unable to join us in person. 

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for San Domenico's COVID-19 Health Policy. 


To ensure the entire San Domenico community is provided with access to this wonderful event, it will be live-streamed on the SD website. Whether you are local, on the east coast, or abroad, we invite you to join us virtually! Livestream registrants will receive the event link prior to the event. 
Please enjoy learning more about our speaker, Michael Tubbs, by reading his biography below. For convenience, we have also included links to his social media accounts and website. 
Warm regards,
The SD Advancement Team

The Deeper the Roots by Michael Tubbs book cover

Michael D. Tubbs

  • Founder / Chair of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income
  • Special Advisor to Governor Newsom (CA) on Economic Mobility and Opportunity
  • Founder / Chair of Reinvent Stockton Foundation
  • Former Mayor City of Stockton

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Michael Tubbs is the Special Advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom for Economic Mobility and the Founder and Chair of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income.  He was elected Mayor of Stockton in 2016 at 26 years old. He was Stockton’s first African-American Mayor, and the youngest Mayor of any major city in American history. As Mayor, Tubbs was lauded for his leadership and innovation. He raised over $20 million dollars to create  the Stockton Scholars,  a universal scholarship and mentorship program for Stockton students. Additionally, he piloted the first mayor-led guaranteed income pilot in the country.
Under his leadership, Stockton was named an “All-America City” in 2017 and 2018, saw a 40% drop in homicides in 2018 and 2019, led the state of California in the decline of officer involved shootings in 2019, was named the second most fiscally healthy city in California and one of the top most fiscally healthy cities in the nation and was featured in an HBO documentary film “Stockton on My Mind.” 

Tubbs has been named a fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics and The MIT Media Lab, a member of Fortune’s Top 40 under 40,  a Forbes 30 under 30 All star Alumni, the “Most Valuable Mayor” by The Nation, the 2021 Civic Leadership Award winner from The King Center, and 2019 New Frontier Award Winner from the JFK Library.  Previous to being Mayor, Tubbs served as a Councilmember for the City of Stockton District 6, a high school educator, and a fellow for the Stanford Design School and the Emerson Collective. 
The author of the memoir The Deeper the Roots, Tubbs currently serves as the Special Advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom for Economic Mobility and is the founder of End Poverty in California (EPIC).