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Tue, 09/03/2013 - 7:02pm -- eddien
What Would Mildred Loving Think About the Use of Images of Multiracial Families for Anti-LGBT Family Messages?
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Angela Onwuachi-Willig

For nearly a decade, thousands of people have gathered on or around June 12 each year, both in small and large organized groups, to celebrate Loving Day. Founded by Ken Tanabe in 2004, the Loving Day Project focuses on fighting racial prejudice through education and building multiethnic community. It serves as the inspiration for backyard barbecues, film festivals, book readings, and meetings in places such as Los Angeles, Calif.; New Orleans, La.; Seattle, Wash.; Denver, Colo.; Wichita, Kan.; and New York City, N.Y., where the largest event, the Loving Day Flagship Celebration, will take place on June 15 at Solar 1, which is located on the East River waterfront in Manhattan. The vision of the Loving Day Project, as explained by Tanabe, "is to create an annual tradition that will make the Loving case a universally recognized civil rights landmark."