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Ashe' Power House Theater|1731 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA | Map

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From the Organizer

The NEW ORLEANS LOVING FESTIVAL is a multiracial community celebration and film festival that challenges racism through outreach and education. The "Loving Festival" was inspired by the actions of a Hammond, Louisiana Justice of the Peace who refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple in 2009. The 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 also honors the legacy of Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple whose 1967 landmark civil rights lawsuit “Loving v. Virginia” ended all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.