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Loving Day Celebrates Mixed Heritage as US Multiracial Population Exceeds 5.2 M

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 10:26pm -- eddien
Date: 
06/02/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Loving Day, the world's largest network of multiracial celebrations, celebrates mixed heritage as the US multiracial population exceeds 5.2 M.

New York, NY (June 2, 2010)

Loving Day, the world's largest network of multiracial celebrations, is experiencing record growth through a rapidly expanding multiracial population and the prominence of Barack Obama.

The Loving Day Campaign is pleased to announce its seventh year of nationwide celebrations to mark the anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (1967), the Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. Loving Day Celebrations are especially popular among multiracial Americans, who are the fastest growing demographic group according the latest census figures (AP). The latest census numbers and the previous year's election of Barack Obama has brought multicultural identity to the public consciousness and has inspired an unprecedented number of people to participate in this year's Loving Day Celebrations.

The Loving Day Flagship Celebration in New York City will be the largest event in 2010 with over 1000 guests expected. It will be held on Sunday, June 13th from 3:00-7:00 PM at Solar 1, located on the East River waterfront at 23rd Street in Manhattan (2420 FDR Drive, Service Road East, New York, NY 10010). Free barbecue will be served all day and free beer will be served for the first hour. There will be free performances by two of New York City's top DJ's, Dhundee and DJ Moni. This year's celebration is generously sponsored by Asahi, Puma, Good Magazine, Mixed Marrow, Friends We Love, Sugar Cuts Music, Mixed Child, World Up, and Solar One. The event is open to everyone, including guests of all ages.

Thousands of others will participate in annual Loving Day Celebrations around June 12th by attending large public events in major cities or by hosting private celebrations for their friends and families. The celebrations are as diverse as the people who host and attend them. Events range in size from about twenty guests for private groups to many hundreds for the largest public gatherings. As of this writing, public Loving Day events will take place in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Tempe, Cambridge, MA; St. Petersburg, FL; Mt. Ranier, MD; Fulton, MO; Cambridge, MA; Tokyo, Japan and a cruise departing Miami.

Through an ever-growing number of celebrations and through a year-round online campaign, The Loving Day Project fights racial prejudice through education and builds multicultural community. For more information on this year’s Loving Day events, please visit us online at:

http://www.lovingday.org

About the Loving Day Project
The annual Loving Day celebrations commemorate Loving v. Virginia (1967), the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial relationships in America. The project uses digital media to provide educational resources and to encourage people nationwide to host their own celebrations on or around June 12th. Loving Day teaches people about the history of interracial couples in America. Loving Day Celebrations are an annual tradition that will one day make the Loving case a universally recognized civil rights landmark.

Loving Day Contact:
Ken Tanabe
(212) 361-9756
ken@lovingday.org
www.lovingday.org