Time & Location

Oct 01, 2020, 4:30 PM–5:30 PM

Zoom Meeting Room

About the Event

What makes a city a place where all people can thrive? How does a leader support their home to become that place? The HBO documentary ‘Stockton On My Mind’ carries themes of persistence, activism, and community impact in the profile of Mayor Michael Tubbs in the city of Stockton, California, which has a history of poverty, violent crime, and various forms of structural inequality. Join us for our September Inclusion Hour in a documentary film discussion. Watch the HBO film streaming (free until November 3rd) and then join us with your drink of choice for a discussion. We’ll start in small discussions on your own reactions to the film and then move into a fireside chat with Mayor Tubbs himself and The Kelsey’s CEO Micaela Connery.

Watch the documentary free here, until November 3rd, 2020, thanks to WarnerMedia’s Civic Engagement efforts. If you are not able to watch the documentary, we still welcome you to join us! It’s not required to have watched the movie before joining. 

Michael Tubbs: Website / Twitter @MichaelDTubbs

  • On November 8, 2016, Michael Tubbs was elected to serve as the mayor of the City of Stockton, California. Upon taking office in January 2017, Michael Tubbs became both Stockton’s youngest mayor and the City’s first African-American mayor. Michael Tubbs is also the youngest mayor in the history of the country representing a city with a population of over 100,000 residents. Recognized as one of Politico’s Top 50, Fortune’s 2018, Top “40 under 40,” Forbes’ 2018 list of the “30 Under 30”, and awarded the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, Tubbs’ leadership paired with an ambitious progressive agenda has received national recognition. In his first year, Mayor Michael Tubbs secured $20M to launch Stockton Scholars, a place-based scholarship that aims to triple the number of Stockton students entering and graduating from college. Tubbs also brought Advance Peace to Stockton, a data-driven program that works to reduce gun violence in communities. With an innovative public-private partnership supported by a $1M grant, Tubbs launched the nation’s first-ever mayor-led guaranteed income pilot.
  • Before becoming mayor, Michael Tubbs served as Stockton’s District 6 City Councilmember. Elected at age 22 in 2013, he became one of the youngest City Councilmembers in the country. As a councilmember, Tubbs created the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition, championed the creation of the City’s Office of Violence Prevention, and was part of the council that led the city out of bankruptcy as Chair of the Audit and Legislative Committee. Mayor Tubbs graduated in 2012 from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with honors. Mayor Tubbs is focused on poverty reduction, public safety, workforce development, community engagement and organizing, and collective impact strategies. Tubbs has been a college course instructor for Aspire Public Schools and a Fellow at the Stanford Institute of Design and the Emerson Collective.


The Kelsey accelerates and advocates for housing where people with and without disabilities, of all incomes and backgrounds, can live and thrive together.  Our approach is a joint direct impact strategy in housing development coupled with broader work in advocacy, community organizing, and field-building. We have 240+ homes in their pipeline with developments in San Jose and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.thekelsey.org.


Inclusion Hours are events that bring people with and without disabilities, of all backgrounds, incomes, and identities together, to build community, connect with new people, enjoy fun events, learn new skills, serve the community, or engage in important discussions. They’ll be regularly programming in The Kelsey communities in San Jose, San Francisco, and elsewhere once operational. As those are in development, we host free local and virtual Inclusion Hours. Past inclusion hours have included Q&As with elected officials, Inclusive Yoga, Paint Nights, film viewings, topic-specific speakers, open mic events, among others.