Unity Foundation is a 25-year-old California non-profit organization whose mission is to promote world Peace, cooperation and unity. The Foundation achieves its non-profit purpose through the presentation of special cultural and educational programs, media campaigns and the use of interactive communications technologies. All of Unity Foundation’s programs are designed to create greater respect, understanding and appreciation for people of all races, cultures, faiths, lifestyles and generations within the human family.
2001 has been a significant year for Peacebuilding through education and culture. In January, Unity Foundation launched the Story of San Francisco Lecture Series at City Hall for the Museum of the City of San Francisco, the City’s official history museum. The lecture series, which honors San Francisco’s cultural diversity and recognizes important historical occasions, is aired by the City government television channel to a citywide audience. Topics have included the history and accomplishments of the City’s Interfaith community, its African-American, Latino, Asian-American, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities, the 1906 Earthquake, United Nations Charter Day, and the Haight-Ashbury in the ’60s.
Unity Foundation produced the official celebration for the 56th Anniversary of the Founding of the UN in San Francisco and the banquet for the First Regional People’s Assembly, and managed production for the celebration for the first California state holiday honoring Cesar Chavez.
In addition, Positive Spin, Unity Foundation’s television show presenting positive news and innovative views for creating a better world for present and future generations, has expanded its viewership to include Los Angeles and Santa Cruz.