The following is an email I received from Lovingday.org:
On June 12th, 1967, Richard and Mildred Loving won their nine year legal battle and the Supreme Court granted them the right to be married in the state of Virginia. This victory also legalized interracial relationships nationwide, overturning hundreds of years of racist laws.
We've made progress this year. Interracial marriage was illegal in 22 states when Barack Obama's parents got married, and now he's the President of the United States. The option to identify yourself as multiracial finally appeared on the U.S. Census in 2000, and now multiracial people are the fastest growing demographic in the U.S.
However, racism is not dead. There is still racial prejudice in our daily lives. Loving Day is a great way to fight this prejudice through education, and to build multicultural community.
Join thousands of others all over the world in celebrating Loving Day. Here are some things you can do:
Host a celebration of any size for friends or family:http://lovingday.org/host-a-celebration
Find a celebration to attend:http://lovingday.org/find-a-celebration
Spread the word about Loving Day:http://lovingday.org/spread-the-word
Buy a Loving Day t-shirt:http://lovingday.org/t-shirt-store
Make a donation to the Loving Day Project:http://lovingday.org/donate
On behalf of all of the volunteers at the Loving Day Project, we wish you a happy Loving Day!