The University of California, Berkeley is setting forth a bold new vision for the future of the university through its Light the Way campaign. At the heart of this vision is the same driving force that established UC Berkeley over 150 years ago: the conviction that in any free and democratic society, all people deserve equal access to an excellent education, irrespective of origin or gender; creed, color, class, or condition of birth.
At its very core, UC Berkeley is animated by its commitment to the democratic enterprise and the intrinsic equality of all people. To that end, we are gathering UC Berkeley’s best to launch a university-wide effort to help society reimagine democracy.
Through one part of this effort, our Reimagining Democracy Town Hall series, we are making Berkeley’s extraordinary talents and expertise directly accessible to the public, intervening in critical policy questions, informing timely public debates, and promoting participation in the democratic process.
We invite you to join the conversation and hear from some of the world’s best faculty members at UC Berkeley’s Reimagining Democracy Town Halls.