Unity Center


Unity Center

The Unity Center at the California Museum celebrates the state’s diverse people, customs and cultures.

Initiated in 1999 in response to a series of Northern California hate crimes, the Center’s interactive multimedia exhibits highlight leaders in the state’s rich civil rights history and encourage visitors to find common ground while embracing their own individuality.

Through advocacy tools and engaging educational programs, visitors are empowered to be Unity Activists, exercising their rights and standing up for the rights of others – regardless of belief, background, identity or gender. 


Statement on anti-Asian American Racism
April 20, 2020

As we have struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic, a rising tide of racism and xenophobia directed toward Asian American members of our communities has plagued our state and our nation. In Huntington Beach, hateful fliers were posted on a family’s home. In Fresno, a man’s car was defaced with a hateful message. In Sacramento, San Jose, and Milpitas, businesses were vandalized.