Loving Day's mission is to fight racial prejudice through education and to build multicultural community.
The Loving Day name comes from Loving v. Virginia (1967), the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. Loving Day refers to two kinds of loving: the couple in the Supreme Court case, and the original definition of loving.
A global network of Loving Day celebrations commemorate the anniversary of the Loving decision every year on or around June 12th. The Loving Day Flagship Celebration in New York City is the largest of the Loving Day events (over 1000 guests). Organizers coordinate with multiethnic community groups such as The Association of MultiEthnic Americans (AMEA), Swirl, Mixed Chicks, and MAVIN Foundation to promote their Loving Day Celebrations all over the United States.
Organizers also encourage people to host their own celebrations for friends and family. These celebrations are diverse in terms of both content and location, but are tied together though the event listings on LovingDay.org. Loving Day Celebrations are shared among friends and passed down through families to establish a new multicultural tradition.
For more information on a celebration near you, visit: www.lovingday.org