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Monday, June 11th - Film Screening & Discussion (Pending)
2372 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
Doors open at 5:30pm. Screening starts at 6:00pm
Limited Partnership is the love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan. In 1975, thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, CO, Richard and Tony were one of the first same-sex couples in the world to be legally married. Richard immediately filed for a green card for Tony based on their marriage. But unlike most heterosexual married couples who easily file petitions and obtain green cards, Richard received a denial letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service stating, “You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.” Outraged at the tone, tenor and politics of this letter and to prevent Tony’s impending deportation, the couple sued the U.S. government. This became the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in U.S. history.
Over four decades of legal challenges, Richard and Tony figured out how to maintain their sense of humor, justice and whenever possible, their privacy. Their personal tale parallels the history of the LGBT marriage and immigration equality movements, from the couple signing their marriage license in Colorado, to the historic U.S. Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage in June 2013. Limited Partnership celebrates Richard and Tony’s long path towards justice and citizenship as they challenge the traditional definitions of “spouse” and “family.” This tenacious story of love, marriage and immigration equality is as precedent setting as it is little known... until now.
Richard and Tony’s personal journey is set against 40 years of historical and political clashes. These critical moments in history are explored through the use of television news clips, newspaper headlines, radio announcements, Tony and Richard’s personal photos and letters, interviews, and animated graphics. Through artful juxtaposition, these sequences dynamically contrast Richard and Tony’s personal battle with the evolution of America’s values, the LGBT and mainstream marriage equality movement, and modifications in U.S. immigration policy. Produced by Thomas Miller and Kirk Marcolina. (2015, TRT 74 minutes) Please join us for a discussion following the screening.
For more information visit www.limitedpartnershipmovie.com.
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Sunday, June 10th - Film Screening & Discussion
HOW JACK BECAME BLACK
2372 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
Doors open at 2:00pm. Screening starts at 2:30pm
How Jack Became Black explores the impact of the multiracial baby boom upon Identity Politics-driven America, a country that has shed much blood on the color line. The recent births of Jack and June, the third multiracial generation in filmmaker Eli Steele’s family, coincided with a startling projection: by the year 2050, at least 20% of all Americans will self-identify as two or more races. What will this fate mean to a nation that has been tormented by race throughout its history?
Born to a black father and a Jewish mother, Steele has long battled the forces of identity politics, from college campuses to places of employment. He believed that holding onto his individuality over being reduced to skin color was part of America’s promise to him. However, Steele's belief in this promise was shaken when his son was denied entrance to a public school for refusing to name his "primary race." Why did race still matter so much? Had identity politics, with its promise of redeeming America from the old ethos of white supremacy, delivered us to a new racial order where skin color, once again, trumped character?
To find out, Steele journeys into uncharted territory where he takes on identity politics through interviews with multiracial individuals, and through thoughtful re-examinations of headline controversies -- the George Zimmerman trial, a conference on white privilege, and the DeBlasio campaign. The result is an unvarnished look at race in America from the perspective of a man with no allegiance to a single tribe. (2018, TRT 84 minutes) Please join us for a discussion following the screening.
For more information visit https://howjackbecameblack.com.
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Saturday, June 9th - LOVING DAY CELEBRATION
Ice Cream Social & Bone Marrow Donor Drive
St. Roch Community Church
1738 St. Roch Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117
3:00 to 6:00pm
We're coming together on LOVING DAY WEEKEND to celebrate the rich diversity of New Orleans families and the legacy of RICHARD & MILDRED LOVING, the interracial couple whose 1967 landmark civil rights lawsuit, Loving v. Virginia ended all race-based legal restrictions on marriage. Please join us for our 8th Annual Ice Cream Social. We'll have frozen treats (while they last), kids crafts and prizes, face painting, family photos, vendors, community groups and more!
The Loving Festival is also collaborating with BE THE MATCH to connect blood cancer patients with life-saving bone marrow donors. Help us reach our goal of registering 50 new donors from the Greater New Orleans Area. Multiethnic individuals are encouraged to participate. Donor candidates must be 18-44 years old to register and willing to donate to any patient. Adults 45 and older must join online and pay a small registration fee. Representatives from Be The Match will be present for anyone interested in joining the National Marrow Donor Registry. Joining is easy - paperwork and a cheek swab. For more information LOOK HERE.
Art From The Heart, Faubourg St. Roch Improvement Association, Heartsleeve, LovingDay.Org, St. Roch Community Church, SUNO Museum Studies Program and New Orleans Cupcake Fairies
ADMISSION IS FREE and open to the public, so tell all your friends!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship information. Stay tuned for updates!
Tuesday, May 1st - GiveNOLA Day, Online Giving Event!
Please support the New Orleans Loving Festival and other nonprofits on GiveNola Day - a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire charitable giving to nonprofits that make our region stronger, and create a thriving community for all. GiveNOLA Day raises money for the community, brings new donors to local nonprofits, and shows anyone can be a philanthropist. Donors can make a tax deductible contributions to nonprofits that have created profiles on GiveNOLA.org. The minimum gift is $10, and there is no maximum size or number of donations you can make.
Is there an option for early giving? Yes, donors can schedule online contributions starting on April 24th, by creating an account on GiveNOLA.org. Donors will receive an email confirmation upon submitting the early giving form. The donation will be processed on May 1st, at which time the donor will receive an email receipt. Please help us spread the word! #LoveYall #LovingFestival #GiveNOLADay #GNOF
Friday, January 12th - MLK Holiday Weekend Book Giveaway!
Ashé Power House Theater
1731 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113
12:00pm to 2:00pm
The Loving Festival's BLENDED BOOKS CLUB has planned a special book giveaway in conjunction with the 5th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. - César Chávez Commemorative Luncheon. We're providing free books about King and Chávez to youth members of "Her Voice, Her Story, Her Future" and luncheon attendees (while they last). Featured Books:
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? by Bonnie Bader
Who Was César Chávez? by Dana Meachen Rau
Admission to the King - Chávez Commemorative Luncheon is $25. Guest speakers include Ashleigh Gardere and Lucas Diaz. Hosted by Ashé Cultural Arts Center. Look Here for more information or call (504) 569-9070.
The New Orleans Blended Books Club "BBC" is a Loving Festival outreach initiative that promotes literacy and provides New Orleans youth with greater access to diverse books about people of color, the multiracial experience, love and important social justice issues. The BBC also coordinates writing competitions, readings and book signing events, and publishes children's books by local writers. We welcome your SUPPORT and in-kind donations of new and gently used books. Look Here for our book WISH LIST. For more information contact email@example.com.
Her Voice. Her Story. Her Future. is a program of self discovery. In a culture of evolution, young ladies mature through rituals, mentorship, community engagement and artistic expression. HVHSHF is rooted in building power, expanding imagination and promoting strong decision- making. Her Voice. Her Story. Her Future. emphasizes the power of ancestral connection and provides the opportunity to explore ancestral histories. In a relaxed and welcoming environment, ladies will build sisterhood, problem solve and embrace new experiences. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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