If you’re near New Orleans next Thursday, you might enjoy stopping by Antenna Gallery for their Loving Day celebration. There will be a presentation of a photo project called “Of Many Colors”, and we partnered with the organizers who will be showing a slideshow of local families from WeAreThe15Percent.

Here’s more info about the event, or check out their Facebook event page :

“Please Join Us In Celebrating LOVING DAY!

We’re celebrating the diversity of families in our community with an ice cream social and gallery opening for the photography exhibit “Of Many Colors.” We’re also honoring and the legacy of RICHARD & 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.

OF MANY COLORS: Portraits of Multiracial Families
1:00pm to 7:00pm

Of Many Colors includes photographs and interviews with 20 families (children, teens, and adults) who have bridged the racial divide through interracial relationships and/or adoption. In a world where race is considered by many to be a formidable barrier between people, the families in this traveling exhibit have discovered richness and value in diversity. This exhibit of multiracial families has a great deal to teach about racial identity and racism. Photos by Gigi Kaeser. Interviews by Peggy Gillespie. For more information visit Family Diversity Projects and LovingDay.Org.

Monday – Sunday from 12pm to 5pm (call 504-298-3161 before arrival)
Mixed Messages.4 and Of Many Colors will be on view through July 1st

4:00pm to 7:00pm

We’ll have free ice cream and non-dairy frozen treats (first come first serve), kids activities, music, a "We Are The 15 Percent” slide show, and a photographer on hand to take family portraits! We will also announce the winners of our Youth Essay Competition.

Admission is Free, so tell your family and friends. We hope to see you there!

Presented in partnership with Family Diversity Projects, Cupcake Fairies, Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, Press Street, Defend New Orleans, Liz’s Confections, We Are The 15 Percent, Family Diversity Projects, Whole Foods Market and www.lovingday.org. For more information contact mail@charitablefilmnetwork.org.