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Upcoming Festivals

New Orleans Loving Festival (New Orleans, LA) 2017 Event 3
Feb 2021 Dates Unconfirmed
(Previous Location) Tulane University - Lavin-Bernick Center's City Diner
New Orleans Loving Festival (New Orleans, LA) 2018 Event 2
Apr 2021 Dates Unconfirmed
(Previous Location) Community Book Center
New Orleans Loving Festival (New Orleans, LA) 2017 Event 4
May 2021 Dates Unconfirmed
(Previous Location) Exchange Centre Gallery
New Orleans Loving Festival (New Orleans, LA) 2020 Event 4
Jun 2022 Dates Unconfirmed
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From the Organizer

We are unable to produce our 2020 Festival, scheduled June 2nd-12th, due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, and related safety concerns. 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. #LoveYall #LovingFestival