New Orleans Loving Festival
The New Orleans Loving Festival™ is a multiracial community celebration and film festival that challenges racism through outreach and education. The Loving Festival is an important community platform for showcasing films and other creative works that explore racial stereotypes and inspire people to work together for racial justice.
The New Orleans Loving Festival is an initiative of Charitable Film Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The festival was inspired by the actions of a Hammond, LA Justice of the Peace who refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple in 2009. The Loving Festival is modeled after Loving Day celebrations across the country, that organize people to fight racial prejudice and build multicultural community. The festival also honors the legacy of Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple whose 1967 landmark civil rights lawsuit "Loving v Virginia" ended all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.
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