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SACRAMENTO―Stand Up For Unity In Our Community at California Museum
June 22, 2019 @ 4:00 am – June 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am
SACRAMENTO―The California Museum invites members of the public to enjoy free admission and a weekend of activities at the Stand Up for Unity in Our Community event on Sat., June 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., June 23, 2019 from 12 to 5 pm. Four films supported by California Humanities will be featured: An American Mosque, Real Boy, Unsettled, and Dogtown Redemption.
In recognition of the 20th anniversary of a series of Northern California hate crimes by white supremacists, the event encourages visitors to take an active stand against hate, intolerance and bigotry in the spirit of the rally that united Sacramento following the 1999 attacks. Scheduled activities include:
Saturday, June 22, 2019:
- Free admission to the Unity Center at California Museum and all current exhibits, 10 am to 5 pm
- Make a unity-themed pinback button, 10 am to 4 pm
- Diversity Film Festival Day 1 featuring :
- “Real Boy” (2016), 11 am
- “Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America” (2019), 1 pm
- Q&A with Cheyenne Adriano & Mari N’timansieme of “Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America” (2019), 2:25 pm
- “Dogtown Redemption” (2015), 3 pm
Sunday, June 23, 2019:
- Free admission to the Unity Center at California Museum and all current exhibits, 12 to 5 pm
- Make a unity-themed pinback button, 12 to 4 pm
- Diversity Film Festival Day 2 featuring :
- Short films on hate crimes including “An American Mosque” (2012) and “Summer of Hate/Season of Healing,” 2 pm
- Feature Well Stories’ Karen Breslau leads discussion with the Jewish Federation of Sacramento’s Executive Director Willie Recht, Clea Matson, daughter of Gary Matson, and Salam Islamic Center’s Imam Amr Dabour, 3:10 pm
- Q&A with Karen Breslau, Willie Recht, Clea Matson and Imam Amr Dabour, 3:45 pm
California Humanities has provided support for three films in this program. An American Mosque was supported by a California Humanities Community Stories Grant; Real Boy and Dogtown Redemption by a California Documentary Project grant.