Help us bend the arc toward something better.

We created Berkeley #UNBOUND to be a light in the dark, a ray of hope for blazing a path out of our nation’s current crucible.

These eight conversations with 22 brilliant standout change-makers is our gift to the community we love. But gifts like these take a lot of time and resources to produce, and they’re hard to pull off unless we get a little love back.

Will you be a Berkeley #UNBOUND supporter? As a token of our immense appreciation and gratitude, we’re offering the following perks, exclusive to our Berkeley #UNBOUND donors.

Each giving level is named for a landmark issue where Berkeley has shown transformative leadership. Enjoy a little history with your generosity!


During the Civil Rights movement, the Ad Hoc Committee To End Racial Discrimination was formed, led by students from the UC Berkeley chapter of CORE (Congress On Racial Equality).

Each donor at this level receives:

  • One entry in an October 5 drawing for a signed, personalized book by W. Kamau Bell (The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’ 4”, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian) or Steve Kerr (foreword to Win the Day: The Ultimate Coach’s Guide to Build and Sustain a Championship Culture)
  • All other perks at the levels below


In 1964, the student-led Free Speech Movement on UC Berkeley’s campus paved the way for greater free speech protections around the world.

Each donor at this level receives:

  • A $25 gift card to Moe’s Books
  • All other perks at the levels below


Berkeley was one of the first cities to start a recycling program! In the 1970s, following an oil spill in the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley took the lead in the organizing of environmentalism in the United States.

Each donor at this level receives:

  • A free ticket to our October 6 Women Lit virtual event, “Poised to Soar,” with renowned nature writer Helen Macdonald (H is for Hawk) and Camille Dungy
  • All other perks at the levels below


In 1911, California approved women’s suffrage — 15 years after Berkeley activist Theresa Jacquemine chained herself to a desk in the Alameda County recorder’s office until she was allowed to register to vote.

Each donor at this level receives:

  • First access to the link to the recording of the Berkeley #UNBOUND October 3 kickoff event, “Politics, Race, and the State of Play in our Nation,” featuring W. Kamau Bell and Warriors coach Steve Kerr, moderated by Dacher Keltner of the Greater Good Science Center