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Past History and Events

Events - 2002

In January of 2002, Unity Foundation produced a one-hour televison Tribute honoring UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the Staff of the United Nations on the occasion of their recieving the Centennial Nobel Peace Prize. The Tribute aired on Unity Foundation's "Positive Spin" television show. "Positive Spin" presents positive news and innovative views for creating a better world for present and future generations. The television show has been airing for three and a half years.
In April 2002, Unity Foundation was responsible for the production management of San Francisco's 2002 "Earth Day" Celebration. The event featured a Keynote Address by Randy Hayes, Founder of the Rainforest Action Network, appearances by Woody Harrelson, Anthony and Flea ( from the Red Hot Chile Peppers ), and performances by Bob Weir, Fantuzzi and Michael Franti and Spearhead.
In May 2002, Unity Foundation was responsible for the production management of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio's first annual Interfaith Festival entitled "One Light, Many Mirrors". The event featured a wide array of multicultural musicans, dancers, and storytellers. There was also a conversation between author, Huston Smith, Episcopal Bishop, William Swing and Rev. Paul Chaffee, Executive Director of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio concerning the history of the Interfaith movement.
In July 2002, the Foundation's "Positive Spin" television show aired the San Francisco Bay Area premier of Emmy Award Winning Director, Dan Arden's environmental film "The Quiet Revolution". The film focuses on the significant work that individuals around the world are doing to create sustainable communities and preserve our fragile planet. "A Quiet Revolution" is narrated by actress, Meryl Streep.
July also began Unity Foundation's relationship with the Artists Guild of San Francisco, a non-profit organization that has been presenting free art shows in San Francisco Parks for forty-one years. The Artists Guild approached Unity Foundation to produce cultural performances for a series of three Art Shows during the Guild's 2002 season. The first show, which took place on July 20th, featured readings by San Francisco Bay Area poets. The second show, on August 17th, featured multicultural dance performances, and the third show, which took place at San Francisco's newly renovated Union Square will feature musical performances and a special dance tribute to commemorate the memory of the victims and the heros of September 11th.
In September 2002, Unity Foundation's "Positive Spin" television show aired the environmental film "One Child, One Voice", which was produced by Barbara Pyle for TBS (Turner Broadcast System). The program promotes a campaign to support this year's Earth Summit II in South Africa and empower people around the world to take action to preserve our environment. The film features music by Kenny Loggins.
In September, Unity Foundation coordinated and managed the production of the 2nd Annual Earth Charter Summit in San Francisco. The event was hosted by the Soka Gakkai International (SGI-USA) Community of San Francisco. David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation presented the keynote address for the summit. There were workshops concerning the implementation of the principles of the Earth Charter and discussions on the best ways to promote the Charter in communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The program also featured an array of cultural performances. During the Earth Charter Summit, Unity Foundation launched its 50/50 Media Campaign designed to petition the television stations in the San Francisco Bay Area to present more relevant, diverse, balanced, and solution oriented news stories in their news programs.

During its 25-year history, over one million people have attended special events produced or coordinated by Unity Foundation, and more than five hundred million people have been reached through Unity Foundation's media campaigns.

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