Unity Center Celebrating Diversity Opens in Sacramento
Chris Nguyen, ABC 7 San Francisco
Aug. 26, 2017
Over the weekend, hundreds of people celebrated the opening of a Unity Center in Sacramento. The 4,000 sq. foot center is located at the California Museum. It’s dedicated to the state’s diverse group of people, customs and culture.
The Museum encourages visitors to take an interactive stance on hate and intolerance. The mayor says he got involved early on in response to a wave of hate crimes in the area back in 1999.
“We wanted a center, a Unity Center, where the tens of thousands of kids who come to the capital every year from around the state could walk across the street and have an experience that would affect their hearts and minds.”
The mayor also says the timing of the Center’s opening couldn’t be better because of what’s going on around the country. The Center plans to host several discussions about civil rights.