In order to launch a Public Understanding of Humanity we need another new category of public institution, this time one that is dedicated to helping people understand people. A place that can reach young people to help them develop a mindset of human discovery and connection. A place for parents to turn to when events in the world become too hard to explain. A place for teachers to go to figure out the a way to teach history, art, philosophy, psychology, literature, biology, sociology, that inspires and connects. A place for forward-thinking change-makers to go for connection with the people they want to move. In short, we need a place to deepen our understanding of ourselves, to develop the knowledge and skills of understanding others, and to develop an understanding of the systems and forces that shape our society and civilization.
At the Ubuntu Lab we are building that category, but the question remains: who will be our Gordon Moore? We need a champion, a patron, and an evangelist. We need someone to make a substantial financial commitment to help us pass the threshold of small scale experiments into full scale spaces. But whats more, we need someone who has the keys to other doors. The person who can introduce us to the next ten visionary donors, who can arrange a meeting with a mayor or a president, who can help us fill out a powerful board of directors, who will be a mentor and friend. And most of all, will be a lifelong supporter of our work.
Are you the next Gordon Moore? Do you see a world that is broken and suffering and want to be part of the small team of dedicated people that changes things forever? Do you have the vision and resources to take a revolutionary idea and make it actionable? Can you be a catalyst for a global revolution?