Happy Loving Day!
What is Loving Day? Well, read on.
We previously told you about the Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival, an art festival dedicated to celebrating the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and hapa experience, going on all weekend. At the festival, Maya Soetoro-Ng, whose father is Indonesian and brother is the POTUS, and Kip Fulbeck will be discussing identity, culture and growing up multiracial in America in the Japanese American National Museum‘s on-going series “Conversations,” tonight, Saturday, June 12, beginning at 7:30 pm in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum.
Also at the presentation, the Loving Prize will be awarded by the Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival. The Loving Prize is named in honor of the aptly named June 12, 1967 Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, in which the remaining anti-miscegenation laws in 16 states, which banned marriages between the races, were finally struck down. Groups and organizations around the nation now commemorate that landmark case by celebrating June 12 as Loving Day.
The Loving Prize is awarded annually to outstanding artists, storytellers and community leaders for inspiration dedication to celebrating and illuminating the mixed racial and cultural experience.
So head on over to the festival today or tomorrow.
And if Loving Day has special meaning to you or your loved ones, check out Asian American designers Ken & Dana‘s specially made rings in honor of Loving Day.