Loving Day Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Legal Interracial Marriage | Loving Day

Loving Day Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Legal Interracial Marriage

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 10:42pm -- geoffrey


Loving Day is about connecting cultures and building a sense of community among people who engage in meaningful intercultural relationships. The 2007 Loving Day celebration commemorates the 40th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (1967), the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial relationships in America. The campaign uses digital media to educate and to encourage annual nationwide celebrations on or around June 12th. The largest celebration will be on June 10th from 3-7 at Solar 1, New York City’s first solar-powered "Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center." Loving Day is also co-organizing the academic Loving decision Conference at Roosevelt University in Chicago from June 21-24. Loving Day teaches people about the history of interracial couples and works to make the Loving case a universally recognized civil rights landmark. Recent press includes dedicated articles in the Washington Post and the Village Voice.

Who We Speak To

Loving Day is designed to be accessible to a broad audience. Currently, the project is most popular amoung young adults, couples, and families. This audience is old enough to discuss love, but too young to remember the Loving decision. Loving Day is educational and community-driven, but it also presents itself as a "cool" social movement.

Our Audience Is:
• young adults & families
• open minded
• globally minded
• positive

Our Statistics:
• celebrations in 7 cities
• 300 online visitors daily
• 500 guests in NYC in ‘06
• in the press for 2 years

Our Audience Includes:
• people of many cultures
• people of many nationalities
• interracial couples
• multi-racial individuals

Our Themes Are:
• bridging cultures
• community
• equality
• celebration

Project Contact:
Ken Tanabe
(212) 361-9756

Event Contact:
Ebenezer Bond
(917) 748-3530

Venue Information:
www.solar1.org (NYC)
(National Conference)

General Information: