When and Where is the Celebration?
Westside Wisemen Concert and Mixed Marrow Benefit in celebration of Loving vs. Virginia 50th Anniversary!
Proceeds will go directly to MASC and Mixed Marrow's efforts in registering more stem cell donors for diverse patients in need battling blood diseases like leukemia. Both organizations are non-profit and run by an all-volunteer board. A live marrow drive will also be taking place to register new lifesavers! (must be 18-44 to sign up as a donor)
Thursday, June 8, 2017
2810 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
-About Loving Day and Loving v. Virginia
Loving Day is an annual celebration held on or around June 12 (the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia). The decision struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states. In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws were U.S. state laws banning interracial marriage, mainly forbidding marriage between non-whites and whites.
Loving Day is the biggest multiracial celebration in the United States.
(Wikipedia & Lovingday.org)
-About Multiracial Americans of Southern California - MASC
Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been in existence for more than 25 years.
…To celebrate multiracial identity in a racially inclusive world.
…To advocate for and foster multiracial community and identity.
-About Westside Wisemen
Westside Wisemen is a multi-genre band from Los Angeles, California. Ronnie Nells, Kevin Kim, Reed Puckett and Lance Tamanaha began as friends that met on the west side of LA. After realizing that they were all musicians, the group soon formed and started playing local gigs. Quickly becoming known for their unique mash-ups and vocal arrangements, Westside Wisemen took a residency at the oldest live music venue on the west side, Harvelle's in Santa Monica, and have not looked back.
-About Mixed Marrow
Mixed Marrow began in 2009 in response for the need for a multiethnic-specific outreach due to the lack of public knowledge and registered donors.
Mixed Marrow is dedicated to finding bone marrow and blood cell donors to patients of multiethnic descent. Our outreach concentrates on this minority due to the desperate need for registered donors as well as the lack of public knowledge regarding this topic.
Mixed Marrow recruits donors for Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M), a recruitment center for the Be The Match Registry. We are a community recruitment partner for Be The Match, the national US registry.
In addition to marrow donation, Mixed Marrow also strives to spread awareness about cord blood donation. Over 90% of umbilical cords are thrown away in medical waste when they could be potential lifesavers carrying valuable stem cells that can cure diseases like leukemia.
Mixed Marrow also demands better statistical collection and representation of mixed race people in medical research.
More info: mixedmarrow.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org