Loving Day is celebrated every year around June 12th. This year we celebrate 48 years since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision. Mixed Roots Stories wants to celebrate with YOU!
We are seeking visual submissions that commemorate and celebrate the history of the Lovings and show a vision of what we have learned from the Loving’s that can help us move towards justice today!
It is time to get creative! Draw, paint, collage, record, build….
Get the kids involved. Read “The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage” by Selina Alko with them and let them celebrate by creating too!
Craft with New Friends. Have a gathering at your house with people you have been wanting to get to know better. The new neighbors. The person at work. Tell them the Loving Story and create a group collage or painting. Check out this Mixed Media Loving Day collage activity that the Mixed Roots Team did.
Explore Expression with Technology. Create a short video, animation. Get creative digitally.
Send your Visualizing Loving Day submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need the name of the artist, the medium (i.e. ink drawing, water painting), the title of the piece, and any bio information of the artist you would like us to include. You can submit in the following formats: JPEG, TIFF, GIF, .mov, link, etc .
We will post your Visualizing Loving Day submissions to our gallery in the month of June!
Happy Loving Day!