The Social Contract

Vision & Foundations

The Vision

These are tempestuous times when the country is divided as never before in modern history and when the premises of the social contract are being put to the test by the challenges of the 21st century. In that context, the Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity, in collaboration with the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley and facilitated by the Consensus Building Institute, brought together a distinguished, diverse group of organizational leaders and academics to craft a vision where:

Liberatory Education

Embraced Identities

Enabling Technology

Communities of Belonging

Healthy Planet

Healthy Democracy

The participants

This vision reflects a year of preparation and dialogue among a diverse group of 16 leaders in economic and social policy, social activism, religion and spirituality, worker agency and voice, automation and the workplace, innovation in education, and place-based community development. 

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The Continuing Dialogue

Press Release
Gisele Huff

Convening of Interdisciplinary Group of Distinguished Experts Develops A Vision for What Our Society Should be a Generation From Now

Automation, Opportunity, and Belonging: Vision and Foundations for a Better Society is intended to spark and inform dialogue on long term goals for social change among activists, philanthropists, and business and government leaders. September 07, 2021 01:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, the Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity in

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Rob Johnson

Podcast: On Developing a Vision for a Better Society

Gisele Huff, education policy specialist and president of the Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity, along with john a. powell, director of UC Berkeley’s Othering & Belonging Institute, talk about the motivations and process behind the soon-to-be-released report, “Convening on Automation, Opportunity, and Belonging: Vision and Foundations for a Better Society.”

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