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 Loving Festival coordinates film screenings and discussions, art exhibitions, concerts, comedy shows, literary programs, workshops and other community building activities - including an annual Loving Day Ice Cream Social.
The founder of the New Orleans Loving Festival and Charitable Film Network, was one of 10 recipients of the 2014 Characters Unite Award presented by the USA Network. The award recognizes extraordinary efforts to combat hate and discrimination, and to promote greater tolerance, respect and acceptance.