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1 - Diane Pagen (whom Ernest met an Anarchapulco 2022) comes on the show to talk about her experience being fired in NYC for not taking the vaccine, as well her support of Universal Basic Income
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Diane R. Pagen has been a social worker for New York City and a social policy analyst for fifteen years. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Diane has lived in Paris, New York, San Juan, and Sevilla. Diane grew up in NYCHA Houses in Queens and later in Lefrak City, Queens, and went to NYC public schools, including the High School of Art and Design.
She received her BA in modern languages from the Universidad de Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. After six years in the workforce, she went back to school and got a social work degree from Fordham University. During that time, she was privileged to be mentored by and work with policy expert and welfare rights activist Theresa Funiciello, one of the earliest supporters of a universal basic income in the US. They co-wrote and produced a comic book, The Adventures of Carrie Giver: The Cost of Caring in 2007 and worked on legislation to create a version of a UBI called the Caregiver Tax Credit. That work 20 years ago laid the intellectual and political groundwork for the recent expansion of the federal Child Tax Credit.
Diane co-founded the Basic Income March with James Felton Keith in 2019, and led Basic Income NYC, a monthly group that met from 2015 to 2019 to educate and to socialize around UBI.
She writes about poverty and her experiences in social work and makes presentations about the diversion of welfare block grants away from eligible people, and meets with people who are interested in stopping the systematic dismantling of the U.S. safety net and discussing more humane and universal solutions to human problems.
She has been a social worker in a public hospital; in a pre-school; in psychiatry; and in a shelter for homeless families. Between 2012 and 2014, she was unemployed and underemployed. Diane was a school social worker for the City of New York for six years prior to being illegally fired for refusing to take a Covid injection.
Diane is a contributor author to the 2020 book, Political Activism and a Basic Income Guarantee, edited by Larry Liu and Richard Caputo of Yeshiva University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, and DailyClout.
She has been without pay since being forced out of her social work job in October 2021, which has her reexamining next steps and has strengthened her belief in universal basic income, particularly for its usefulness as a strike fund as well as to value and make possible unpaid caregiving of children and adults.
Here are links to her writings or interviews. There is more on her website www.dianepagen.com:
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