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Loving Day Celebrates the Legalization of Interracial Couples

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 10:51pm -- geoffrey
Date: 
05/12/2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New York, NY (May 12, 2006)

The Loving Day Campaign is pleased to announce its third year of nationwide celebrations to mark the anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (1967), the Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial couples in America. Loving Day hosts an
annual celebration in New York on June 12th, but also encourages people to host their own celebrations nationwide. Through an ever-growing number of celebrations and through a year-round online campaign, The Loving Day Campaign strives to educate people about love, race, and the law in American history.

The Loving Day party in New York City will be held on the rooftop deck at the Delancey in the Lower East Side for the second consecutive year. The celebration will be held on Sunday, June 11th from 3-7pm. Complimentary beer will be served for the first hour, and free barbecue will be available for the duration of the celebration. Guests and member of the press should RSVP to lovingdayparty@gmail.com. Guests must be 21 and older to attend.

About the Loving Day Campaign

Loving Day is about celebrating freedom and our right to love without regard to race. The annual Loving Day celebrations commemorate Loving v. Virginia (1967), the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial relationships in America. The campaign uses digital media to provide educational resources and to encourage people nationwide to host their own celebrations on the Sunday closest to June 12th. Loving Day teaches people about the history of interracial couples in America and works to make the Loving case a universally recognized civil rights landmark.

Project Contact:
Ken Tanabe
(212) 361-9756
ken@lovingday.org

Event Contact:
Ebenezer Bond
(917) 748-3530
ebenezer007@mac.com

General Information:
www.lovingday.org
info@lovingday.org