West Michigan Loving Day

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Raised by 25 people in 12 months
Loving Day fights racial prejudice through education and build multicultural community. Ebony Road Players are producing a series of events full of art and entertainment to create a welcoming space for multiracial families and celebrate our multicultural community. This celebration is for all who are inclusive.

Loving Day is celebrated in cities throughout the country in observance of the Loving v.Virginia Supreme Court Case of 1967, which struck  down the criminality of interracial marriage in the United States.  It also provides and opportunity across the country to celebrate all the members of our community. 

Here is what West Michigan is doing for Loving day. Come join us.

Monday June 11, Award-winning documentary film Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz’s story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a
strong sense of her Jewish identity — despite the open questions
from those around her about how a white girl could have such
dark skin. She believes her family’s explanation that her looks
were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather.
But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her
something different.
Celebration Cinema North 7pm
Saturday June 16, Ebony Road Players are hosting a FREE community arts festival at Rosa Parks Circle to bring all types of families together in a celebration of unity and multiculturalism. There will be food,
vendors, a stage with music, and a family dance party.
The festival will include many activities for kids of all ages
including family dance instruction, hula-hoops and sidewalk
chalk, face painting, and a chance to get your picture taken with
the super hero Black Panther!   
Rosa Parks Circle  4pm-8pm  

Sunday June 17,  Ebony Road Players will bring a theatrical group from Detroit to present Neither There, Nor Here — an original, multimedia,
interdisciplinary memory play-meets-cooking show directed
by A Host of People co-director Sherrine Azab and collectively
created by the ensemble. "Neither There, Nor Here" focuses on
the experience of people with liminal identities of race, gender,
culture and sexuality who live between so-called traditional
binaries to create their own cultures that move beyond more
typical either/or identities — all through the lens of a live
televised cooking show. 
Wealthy Theatre 3pm

Thank you for giving in the past. Your donations will help us keep most of  this celebration free.

All donations over 100.00 receive a Loving Day T-shirt  or 2 tickets to Neither, There nor Here.
Thank you so much.
Edye Hyde
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Hi Loving friends
We are so happy that you have supported us and came to our celebrations last week. As you know, most of our programming last week was free to our community. The film and the family picnic and some tickets for the play were free. We are so dedicated to keep this affordable to all. We depend on your donations. We are very close to meeting our budget needs, but we need your help. Help us reach our goal on https://www.gofundme.com/west-michigan-loving-day
Every penny counts. Get a Loving Day shirt for a $50.00 donation.
Thank you for the LOVE
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My Goodness, Thank you Charlene and all our wonderful donors. Who can take us over the goal for the weekend. We only have a little over $130.00 left.
I am breathless. Love Lives!!!
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We are getting to the end of weekend total of 1000.00 You still have time to help us. Your donation of 20+ helps support the Loving Day mission to "fight racial prejudice through education and build a multicultural community". In this day and age, what is more important? All we need is 12 more supporters looking to help the challenges in this community.
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We are so close to hitting the weekend goal.
All we need is 14 people to donate $20.00
Maybe a few more people to off-set the fees. But we are so close. Please help and come enjoy all the activities during the weeks celebration of Loving Day.
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$1,310 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 12 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Ebony Road Players
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Grand Rapids, MI
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