Sunday June 12, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
City Hall Civic Plaza, Manila Avenue
Let’s celebrate Loving Day on June 12th at El Cerrito City Hall. Loving Day in El Cerrito is a celebration of racial equality, marriage equality and human equality.
Loving Day was started by a graduate student named Ken Tanabe. He had been studying the Supreme Court Case of Mildred and Richard Loving. Richard Loving was a Caucasian man and Mildred was an African American woman. Their marriage was illegal in Virginia and they were forced to leave their home after being arrested. The Lovings and their children relocated to Washington DC where they took their case to the Supreme Court and won, unanimously.
Loving Day has become a celebration of multiculturalism and is an opportunity to learn from the past while coming together to create a future of tolerance and understanding through dialogue and education. It is also noteworthy that it was the Loving case that was used as precedent to legalize Gay Marriage.
Join us on June 12th for this family friendly event! We will have music, crafts, photo booth fun, a reading corner, chalk art, food trucks and more!
Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto RN
(Please contact Hilary Crosby – firstname.lastname@example.org – if you want to help staff the ECDC booth at this event.)