The Second Annual New Orleans Loving Festival | Loving Day

The Second Annual New Orleans Loving Festival

When and Where is the Celebration?

Date and Time: 
06/07/2012 - 6:00pm to 06/12/2012 - 9:00pm
City: 
New Orleans
State (if you are in the U.S.A): 
Louisiana
Country: 
United States

The New Orleans Loving Festival is a Multiracial Community Celebration & Film Festival that challenges racial discrimination through outreach and education.

The "Loving Festival" was inspired by the actions of a Louisiana Justice of the Peace, who refused to issue a marriage license in 2009 to an interracial couple in Hammond, LA. The Loving Festival represents CFN's desire to facilitate constructive community responses to racial prejudice and discrimination. CFN launched the Festival on June 10, 2011 and coordinates ongoing film screenings, discussions and other programs concerning the multiracial experience throughout the year.

Loving Festival programs and activities are FREE and open to the public. Please follow the New Orleans Loving Festival on Facebook for additional details.

2012 Festival Schedule:

THURSDAY, JUNE 7th – RECEPTION, FILM & DISCUSSION

6:00 pm – Opening Reception
6:30 pm – Screening of “MULTIRACIAL IDENTITY” by Brian Chimera

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113

Guest Speakers: Filmmaker BRIAN CHIMERA and TED QUANT, Executive Director, Twomey Center for Peace through Justice.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 8th – FILM, MUSIC & COMEDY

6:30 pm – Screening of “CROSSING THE LINE” by Teja Arboleda & Darby Li Po Price
7:30 pm – Music Performance by DJ YAMIN
8:00 pm – Comedy Performance by ALEX BARNETT
10:00 pm – Music Performance by ArtHouse Jazz Ensemble

Café Istanbul
2172 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117 – In the New Orleans Healing Center
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SATURDAY, JUNE 9th – GALLERY OPENING & RECEPTION

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm – “MIXED MESSAGES.2 – Multiracial Identity Past & Present”

New Orleans Healing Center
2172 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117 – Second Floor Gallery

Featured Artists: To be announced. On view, June 9th through June 30th, 2012.
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SUNDAY, JUNE 10th – FILMS & DISCUSSION

1:30 pm – Screening of “HOW THE WORLD GOT MIXED UP” by David Okuefuna
4:00 pm – Screening of “YELLING TO THE SKY” by Victoria Mahoney

Café Istanbul
2172 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117 – In the New Orleans Healing Center

Guest Speakers: New Orleans Writer & Historian KEITH WELDON MEDLEY, and Filmmaker VICTORIA MAHONEY.
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TUESDAY, JUNE 12Th – LOVING DAY FILM & DISCUSSION

6:30 pm – Reception
7:00 pm – Screening of “THE LOVING STORY“ by Nancy Buirsky & Home Box Office

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113

Guest Panel: To be announced.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20th – BONUS FILM EVENT!

7:00 pm – Screening of “WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE” by Catherine Gund & Tanya Selvaratnam

Café Istanbul
2172 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117 – In the New Orleans Healing Center
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New Orleans Loving Festival Partners:
LovingDay.Org, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Café Istanbul, Charitable Film Network, Cupcake Fairies, Home Box Office, the Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans Film Society, New Orleans Food Co-op, New Orleans Healing Center, NOLA MIX, New Orleans Video Voices, PATOIS: New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, Press Street, Twomey Center for Peace through Justice (Loyola University), and Whole Foods Market.