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Sep 21 EVENT: Punished for Dreaming

Sep 21 EVENT: Punished for Dreaming

Dr. Bettina Love + Michael Tubbs

Reparations Club
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WHO & WHAT: An IRL EVENT with professor + author Dr. Bettina Love, discussing her newest critique and analysis of the impact of the last 40 years of racist public school policy, Punished for Dreaming. Dr. Love will be joined in conversation with author + former Mayor of Stockton, Michael D. Tubbs. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 21st, 2023 @ 7pm PST (doors @ 6:30pm)

WHERE: In-Person at Rep Club in Los Angeles (3054 S. Victoria Ave LA, CA 90016)

COVID REQUIREMENTS: Proof of vaccination and face covering while indoors is required to attend in-person. No exceptions. 


HOW: Reserve an IRL ticket from the drop down below:

• IRL Ticket w/ Signed Book: Guaranteed entry w/ reserved signed book copy (please choose 'Local Pickup' to waive shipping at checkout)

• Free IRL *RSVP*: IRL Event entry based on capacity. Limited Signed copies may be available for purchase during the event. 

Please email us if you have any additional needs or accessibility concerns.


Dr. Bettina L. Love is the William F. Russell Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and the bestselling author of We Want To Do More Than Survive. In 2022, the Kennedy Center named Dr. Love one of the Next 50 Leaders making the world more inspired, inclusive, and compassionate. She is a co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN), whose mission is to develop and support teachers and parents fighting injustice within their schools and communities, having granted over $250,000 to abolitionists around the country. She is also a founding member of the Task Force that launched the program In Her Hands, distributing more than $15 million to Black women living in Georgia. In Her Hands is one of the largest guaranteed income pilot programs in the U.S. Dr. Love is a sought-after public speaker on a range of topics, including abolitionist teaching, anti-racism, Hip Hop education, Black girlhood, queer youth, educational reparations, and art-based education to foster youth civic engagement. In 2018, she was granted a resolution by Georgia's House of Representatives for her impact on the field of education.


Michael Tubbs is the Special Advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom for
Economic Mobility; the Founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income; and the Founder of End Poverty in California (EPIC). In 2016, he was elected Mayor of Stockton at 26-years-old. He was the city’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.

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 2019 New Frontier Award Winner from the
JFK Library, and the 2021 Civic Leadership Award winner from The King Center. Prior
to his tenure as 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. Tubbs is the author of The Deeper the Roots, a memoir of hope and home.

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