Unity Center Block Party
Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m., California Museum, No cover
The concept for the Unity Center was born in 1999 in response to a series of Northern California hate crimes. This weekend, California Museum will finally open its doors to that idea—a permanent exhibit celebrating California’s diversity and activist history—at a time when the need for unity is strong. The event includes free admission to the exhibit, a civil rights panel discussion with labor activist Dolores Huerta, Sacramento Police Department Chief Daniel Hahn, Senator Holly Mitchell and LGBTQ activist Stuart Milk of the Harvey Milk Foundation. The day also includes live music, spoken word poetry and dance performances, food trucks, a beer garden, hands-on activism demonstrations and kids activities. 1020 O Street, www.californiamuseum.org/unity-party.