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2021

4/8/21 – Virtual Event (University of Wisconsin – La Crosse)

Event name: Loving Day Celebrated April 2021 – An Evening Conversation with Marcus Scribner

6:00 – 7:30 PM CT
See the event link for how to join

Hosted By: Intercultural Organization Promoting Awareness (IOPA) at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Event info from the organizers:

National Loving Day is the annual celebration of the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court Decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states. Interracial relationships and marriage were finally legalized and here at IOPA we are celebrating with a week long event focusing on the history, identities and stories of our members.

Join us and special guest, actor Marcus Scribner for an evening conversation where we will discuss navigating life being bi-racial, what it means to be “mixed” and all the good & bad in-between. Please use the link provided to register for this event, we cant wait to share the space with you all.

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5/21/21 – Virtual Kabbalat Shabat

Event name: Loving Day Kabbalat Shabbat

2:00 PM PT
Live stream on Facebook and YouTube

Hosted By: Be’chol Lashon in collaboration with 18 Doors, JCC Manhattan, OneTable, Honeymoon Israel, PJ Library, Free Synagogue of Flushing, Or Shalom Jewish Community and Ketubah.com.

Event info from the organizers:
We’re in love with love!

Ahead of Loving Day, join us for a Kabbalat Shabbat service celebrating all kinds of racially and ethnically diverse Jewish couples and families! Jewish diversity manifests across multiple generations, in self-described religious, secular, and interfaith families, and in every geographic corner of the Jewish community.

Only 50 years ago, the landmark Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia legalized interracial marriage throughout the United States. Mildred and Richard Loving demanded and won the right to live as an ordinary, everyday, loving couple, just like the families we will celebrate for this special Shabbat. This upcoming celebration will bring together their stories while connecting us with the tunes and prayers of thousands of years of tradition.

Join Be’chol Lashon and 18Doors, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, One Table, Honeymoon Israel, PJ Library, Free Synagogue of Flushing, Or Shalom Jewish Community, and Ketubah.com for this unique celebration of our community’s diversity. May 21 at 2:00 PM PT/5:00 PM ET.

The service will stream live on Be’chol Lashon’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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6/2/21 – New Orleans, LA

Event name: Dedicated Mass for Richard & Mildred Loving

6:00 PM
St. Anna’s Episcopal Church
1313 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA
United States

Hosted By: New Orleans Loving Festival, St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, and Charitable Film Network

Event info from the organizers:
Please join us in fellowship and a celebration of love. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church will offer a dedicated mass in memory of Richard and Mildred Loving – the interracial couple whose 1967 civil rights lawsuit, Loving v. Virginia, ended race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States. The mass will commemorate the Loving’s 63rd wedding anniversary and Loving Day, held annually on June 12th throughout the nation. Join us for ice cream in the church courtyard after the mass.

*Social distancing will be practiced. Masks are required. St. Anna’s offers virtual church (on Facebook) for those who wish to worship at home. #LoveYall #LovingFestival #CharitableFilmNetwork

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6/8/21 – Virtual Panel and Conversation

Event name: One Book, One P.I.T. Presents – Loving Day Conversations 2021

6:30 PM ET
Zoom

Hosted By: Pennsylvania Institute of Technology “One Book, One P.I.T.” program

Info from the organizers:
The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology invites students, faculty, staff, and community members to join us for a virtual panel and an open discussion about interracial relationships, Loving Day, and The Hate U Give, a book by Angie Thomas. This event is sponsored by the “One Book, One P.I.T.” program to promote reading for pleasure, encourage the exploration of diverse experiences and perspectives, and facilitate community dialogue by providing a common discussion point for all members of the College community.

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6/10/21 – Virtual Panel (Washington University in St. Louis)

Event name: Interracial Dating and Marriage Panel Discussion

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CT
Zoom

Hosted By: Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Washington University at St. Louis

Info from the organizers:
In recognition of National Loving Day on June 12, 2021 the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is hosting an Interracial Dating and Marriage Panel Discussion … we will dive deep into the positive and negative experiences of these relationships.

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6/10/21 – Virtual Film Event (Netherlands)

Event name: Loving Day 10 juni 2021: Mixed Heritage en Black Lives Matter

20.00 uur CEST (UTC +2)

Hosted By: lovingday.nl

Info from the organizers:
Donderdagavond 10 juni vieren we #LovingDay, dit jaar met een online event! Met debat, interviews en meer over Mixed heritage en #BlackLivesMatter.

Aan het woord komen drie jonge mensen van gemengde afkomst, die zich alle drie mengden in het BLM-debat: Leon Cronie (student Taal- en cultuurstudies), Kyra-Lianne Samuels (Student Engelse Taal en Cultuur) en Leontine Vreeke (redacteur/wijkraadslid).

Ook wordt de mini-documentaire van Leon Cronie Mixed Feelings #2 vertoond.

Aanmelden: info@lovingday.nl
Meer info en opgeven op www.Lovingday.nl

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6/11/21 – Virtual Author Conversation

Event name: Authors in Conversation – Loving Before Loving: A Marriage in Black and White by Joan Steinau Lester in conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika

12:00 – 1:00 PM PT
Zoom

Hosted By: Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) San Francisco

Info from the organizers:

Note: this is an excerpt. See the event link below for complete info.)

Join us in celebration of Loving Day for a conversation about Joan Steinau Lester’s recent memoir Loving Before Loving: A Marriage in Black and White. Lester will be in conversation with writer Sarah Ladipo Manyika.

Braiding intellectual, personal, and political history, Lester tells the story of a writer and activist fighting for love and justice before, during, and after the Supreme Court’s 1967 decision striking down bans on interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia. She describes her own shifts in consciousness, from an activist climbing police barricades by day and reading and writing late into the night to a woman navigating the coming-out process in midlife, before finding the publishing success she had dreamed of. Speaking candidly about every facet of her life, Lester illuminates her journey to fulfillment and healing.

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6/11/21 – Grand Rapids, MI

Event name: Ebony Road Players Presents: “A Loving Story” Exclusive Viewing Experience

6:00 – 8:00 PM
Little Space Studio
111 Division Avenue South
Grand Rapids, MI
United States

Hosted By: Ebony Road Players

Info from the organizers:
Join Ebony Road Players for an exclusive, in-person cocktail hour and viewing of “The Loving Story” at Little Space Studio. The documentary follows Richard and Mildred Loving as they are innocently thrust to the forefront of the civil rights movement. Their actions would make way for marriage equality in 1967 and beyond. We invite the audience to stay after the show for a talkback, as we unpack what “The Loving Story” means 54 years later.

Admission includes a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine during the cocktail hour. Additional cocktails will be available at the cash bar during the show.

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6/12/21 – Strasbourg, France

Event name: Loving Day 2021

10:00 – 13:00 CEST (UTC +2)
In front of the Oiseau Rare
23 quai des Bateliers
Strasbourg
France

Hosted By: Amoureux au ban public Strasbourg

Info from the organizers:
Come and share activist and festive moment with bi-national couples:
– The story of Richard and Mildred Loving
– Street interviews for podcast to broadcast
– “Love without borders” fresco

COVID info: masks and physical distancing
More info: amoureuxauban.stras@gmail.com

6/12/21 – Dallas, TX – Loving Day: Used Book Drive

Event name: Loving Day: Used Book Drive

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pavilion at 8015 Doran Circle
Dallas, TX
United States

Hosted By: Lhamar Little Free Diversity Library

Info from the organizers:

Event info from the organizers:
USED Book Drive this Saturday! We need your used books to trade in for credit at Half Price Books. Credits will be used to purchase DIVERSE TITLES to stock our Lhamar Little Free Diversity Library.

FLAG POLE HILL: Drop off box will be near the pavilion. Just pull up to drop off books!

More Details on LHAMAR Loving Day Celebration:

Pavilion at 8015 Doran Circle – awesome playground, bounce house, books and activities, join the drum circle and dance to the DJ, take selfies with Lowry and Denita, meet the LHAMAR Board and moderator team and other special guests, bring a picnic if you like, enjoy a treat from a food truck, pick up a LHAMAR t-shirt, sign up for upcoming events!

Can’t wait to meet you all in person!!
ALL ARE WELCOME to STAY and Celebrate!

Event link (facebook)

6/12/21 – Virtual Yoga Event

Event name: Loving Day Partner Yoga

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Zoom

Hosted By: Loving Day Vermont

Info from the organizers:
Announcing our first event of this year’s Loving Day celebration!

Explore movement, breath, and presence in this Partner Yoga class with @sashafierceyoga. Local yoga teacher Sasha Finnell and her partner will guide you through a series of yoga poses taught for two bodies.

This class may help to deepen connection while gently providing physical support through gentle weight sharing, partner assists, breath work, and unifying meditation. Come and practice the art of giving and receiving support with us as we commemorate Loving Day this year.

This class is for partners with any level of yoga experience, and class will be held on Zoom.

Please wear comfortable clothing. Helpful items would be a soft surface on which to practice, or a yoga mat. You may also like to have props to sit on, or otherwise support your body — like pillows, blankets, or blocks.

We can’t wait to share space with you in this way.

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6/12/21 – Brighton, NY

Event name: Loving Day: March To The Polls

11:30 AM
11:00 AM ET
Brighton Town Park
777 Westfall Road
Brighton, NY
United States

Hosted By: Monroe County Justice in Action Coalition

Info from the organizers:

Loving Day commemorates the historic 1967 Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, that stuck down anti-miscegenation laws across the United States.

Program begins at noon. Immediately after the last speaker, we will march to the polls and vote at the SUNY Empire State College early voting site.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Anyone eligible can vote at any early voting site!

Event link (Eventbrite)

6/12/21 – Eugene, Oregon

Event name: Run for Love 5K/10K – Honoring Loving Day

11:30 AM
Alton Baker Park
200 Day Island Rd. 97401
Eugene, OR
United States

Hosted By: H.O.N.E.Y. Inc.

Info from the organizers:
Our first annual Run for Love at Alton Baker park will include guest speakers from our community, local food and drink, and fun activities for the whole family!

Tickets for the run are available at the link below.

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6/12/21 – Virtual Panel Discussion (NAACP Merced County branch)

Event name: Loving Day Event!

1:00 PM PT
Zoom

Hosted By: NAACP Merced County Branch

Info from the organizers:
Loving Day is in honor of Mildred and Richard Loving who fought in court for the right to be married and live together. The Supreme Court ruled in their favor on June 12, 1967.

We’ve gathered 4 couples to share their own stories on being in an interracial marriage.

Event Info

6/12/21 – Brussels, Belgium

Event name: STOP à la criminalisation des couples mixtes en Belgique!

14:00-15:30 CEST (UTC +2)
La Monnaie De Munt
Place de la Monnaie – Muntplein
Brussels
Belgium

Hosted By: Amoureux, vos papiers!, MRAX asbl et PAC Bruxelles

Info from the organizers:
STOP aux discriminations que les couples mixtes (papier/sans-papiers) subissent en Belgique

Ce samedi 12 juin, à l’occasion de la Loving day, Amoureux vos papiers organise une action pour revendiquer les droits des couples mixtes en Belgique.

La loi belge sur le regroupement familial (procédure qui permet aux familles non-belges/non-européennes de vivre ensemble) nie fondamentalement le droit de vivre en famille.

En effet, il est exigé dans la procédure de regroupement familial des ‘’ moyens de subsistance stables, suffisants et réguliers’’ équivalents au minimum 120 % du RIS (=1505 euros actuellement!!) , et ce à charge du regroupant. Ceci pose une première discrimination dans la mesure où l’amour entre deux êtres qui s’aiment est conditionné par les revenus de l’autre. Il résulte à cet effet, que de nombreux couples ne peuvent pas vivre ensemble, cohabiter légalement, dû au fait l’autre ne ‘’gagne’’ pas assez.

Cette politique discriminante renvoie inévitablement à un véritable déni du droit de vivre en famille et des fondamentaux même des droits humains.

Programme (à venir)

Cette action ‘’Loving Day’’ s’inscrit dans la commémoration de la décision de la Cour Suprême des Etats-Unis qui, en 1967, a rendu inconstitutionnelle l’interdiction des mariages interraciaux, suite au combat porté par un couple interracial, Mildred et Richard Loving.

C’est dans ce contexte de recherche de justice sociale et d’égalité que nous vous invitons à prendre part à cette action de ‘’ Loving Day’’, afin que l’amour ne devienne pas un privilège.

Co-organisé avec : Amoureux, vos papiers !, MRAX asbl et PAC Bruxelles
 

6/12/21 – Vienna, Austria and Virtual

Event name: Loving Day – Tag der binationalen/bikulturellen Paare und Familien

18:00-21:00 uhr CEST (UTC +2)
Frauenhetz, feministische Bildung, Kultur und Politik
Untere Weißgerberstraße 41
1030 Wien
Zoom

Hosted By: Verein FIBEL

Info from the organizers:
“LOVING DAY” wird jedes Jahr am 12. Juni in vielen Städten der Vereinigten Staaten und mittlerweile auch in etlichen Ländern Europas gefeiert.

Sie können sich für den Besuch der Präsenzveranstaltung des LOVING DAY 2021 noch bis Mittwoch, 12. Juni 2021, 18.00 Uhr telefonisch oder per Mail anmelden!

Wenn Sie per Zoom teilnehmen möchten, senden wir Ihnen den Link zum Einloggen nach Ihrer Anmeldung zu. Anmeldefrist für die Teilnahme per Zoom ist Donnertag, 10. Juni 2021, 18.00 Uhr!

Wir (Fibel und EOG) wollen gerne mit Ihnen feiern! – Dieses Jahr mit einem Film (und anschließender Podiumsdiskussion) zum Thema „Binationale Paare in Zeiten der Festung Europa“.

Film: “Die 727 Tage ohne Karamo” Regisseurin: Anja Salomonowitz (2013)

Unfreiwillige Trennungen auf unbestimmte Dauer oder die ständige Angst vor einer Abschiebung: Mit einem wahren Arsenal an fremdenrechtlichen Reglementierungen und Restriktionen wird binationalen Paaren das Zusammenleben in Österreich erschwert oder sogar verunmöglicht. Dieser semi-dokumentarische Film zeigt, wie Menschen in binationalen Beziehungen gegen die Destabilisierung ihrer Partnerschaften und ihres Familienlebens ankämpfen – mit ungewissem Ausgang. Die Leidtragenden sind nicht zuletzt die Kinder junger Paare und Familien.

Anhand von ausgewählten Filmsequenzen diskutieren die Expert*innen am Podium gemeinsam mit dem Publikum die rechtlichen Hürden der Familienzusammenführung und die Frage, was es braucht, um binationalen Paaren und Familien zu ihrem Recht auf ein gemeinsames Leben in Österreich zu verhelfen.

Am Podium:

Mag.a Gertrud Schmutzer, Beraterin bei FIBEL; Mag. Philipp Schmidtmayr, Jurist und Berater bei FRIDA; Mag.a Margarete Gibba, Obfrau von Ehe ohne Grenzen;

Moderation: Mag.a Sylvia Leodolter, Vorsitzende des Vereins FIBEL.

Zum Ausklang laden wir zu einem kleinen Buffet ein.

Event Info

6/12/21 – Burlington, VT

Event name: Loving Day 2021 at Zero Gravity Craft Brewery with DJ Craig Mitchell

1:00-4:00 PM
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
716 Pine St
Burlington, VT
United States

Hosted By: Loving Day Vermont

Info from the organizers:
For those comfortable meeting up in person, one of the many ways you can celebrate Loving Day in Vermont this year is at Zero Gravity Craft Brewery on the evening of June 12th, when we will be celebrating the release of Loving Day Ale with social vibes.

A Live DJ Celebration at Zero Gravity with DJ Craig Mitchell. He will be playing a live set on Saturday, June 12 between 1:00-4:00 as we honor the 54th Anniversary of Loving Day in community.

6/12/21 – Virtual Conversation (New Jersey)

Event name: Loving Day Online

5:00 – 7:00 PM ET
Zoom and Facebook Live

Hosted By: Jenn Campbell and Robin Renée

Info from the organizers:

Join Jenn Campbell and Robin Renée for Loving Day Online, Saturday, June 12, 2021, 5-7pm for a celebration of multiracial, multicultural lives and loves!

Loving Day is an annual celebration held on the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states.

Come say hello, enjoy the stories and performances with us, and stick around for the “open mic”/conversation time. We’re looking forward to sharing this special day with you!

The event will take place on Zoom/Facebook Live.

Event Link (facebook)

6/12/21 – Virtual Film Discussion

Event name: Loving Day Virtual Conversation

6:00-7:30 PM PST
See the event link for how to join

Hosted By: Cosmic Labyrinth

Info from the organizers:
Join a virtual discussion sponsored by the city of El Cerrito, CA honoring LOVING DAY and reviewing the film, “Loving”

Pre-Watch the biopic film, “Loving” (2016), on Netflix or YouTube during the week or before the virtual discussion.

Listen to stories from community members, activists, artists, and others about Loving Day and what it means to them.

Discuss the ways we can improve relationships between communities and cultures

Event Link

6/12/21 – Virtual Film Event (UCLA)

Event name: Loving (2016) Screening

6:00 PM PST
Available via Kast

Hosted By: Mixed Student Union at UCLA

Info from the organizers:
To celebrate Loving Day, Mixed Student Union at UCLA will be hosting a virtual movie night as we screen Loving, starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. All are welcome!

We’ll be watching together on Kast. Link here.

For any questions, please reach out to MixedStudentUnionUCLA@gmail.com

6/12/21 – Griffin, GA

Event name: Loving Day Georgia

6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Happy Daze Bar & Grill
130 West Solomon Street
Griffin, GA
United States

Hosted By: DiversityNU

Info from the organizers:
Join us June 12th at 6:00 PM for food, drinks, and a party. We are celebrating in the VIP lounge at Happy Daze Bar & Grill in downtown Griffin. Supporting our local Black businesses. Please let us know ASAP if you will attend.

Event link

6/12/21 – Grand Rapids, MI

Event name: Ebony Road Players Presents: “Sheepdog” Exclusive Table Reading Experience

7:00 – 9:00 PM
Little Space Studio
111 Division Avenue South
Grand Rapids, MI
United States

Hosted By: Ebony Road Players

Info from the organizers:
Join Ebony Road Players for an exclusive cocktail hour and live table reading of “Sheepdog” by Kevin Artique at Little Space Studio. “Sheepdog” follows Ryan and Amina, a young interracial couple, working as partner police officers in the city of Cleveland. They are put to the ultimate test when one of them becomes the center of an officer involved shooting and the other is left to choose a side. Join us for a table reading of this unique story about race and policing.

Admission includes a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine during the cocktail hour. Additional cocktails will be available for purchase before and after the reading.

Due to the language and content of “Sheepdog”, you must be 18 or over to enter the event.

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6/13/21 – Virtual Event (Multiracial Americans of Southern California)

Event name: Loving Day Celebration: Loving then, Loving now and Loving tomorrow!

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
See the event link for how to join

Hosted By: Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC)

Info from the organizers:
Loving then, Loving now, Loving tomorrow

We will be joined by multiracial, multiethnic, multicultural, BIPOC and ally celebrities, experts, professionals, musicians and creatives showcasing their work on our virtual stage and in our virtual art gallery.

Join us for fireside chats focused on the following topics:

+ Cross Cultural Communications, Relationships, and Allyship
+ Culture, Art, Music, and Literature
+ Teen Healing and Teen Empowerment through Advocacy

Over one virtual main stage, one live music stream, one virtual gallery, and one virtual focus group platform directed at teenagers.

Plus, an exclusive curly hair demo powered by CurlyKids HairCare.

RSVP link below.

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6/13/21 – Virtual Panel Discussion (Ebony Road Players)

Event name: “Loving: 54 Years Later” Virtual Panel Discussion

7:00 – 9:00 PM
See the event link for how to join

Hosted By: Ebony Road Players

Info from the organizers:
Join Ebony Road Players for a virtual panel discussion where interracial couples discuss what Loving v Virginia means to them 54 years later.

One of the most impactful civil rights cases in the United States was the Loving vs Virginia Supreme Court case of 1967. This case struck down laws criminalizing interracial marriage. Where are we now 54 years later? Join our fun and informative panel as we explore Loving 54 Years Later.

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