When and Where is the Celebration?
Let's have a picnic and celebrate Loving Day in Yoyogi Park! The idea is super simple: bring some food, some good vibes and meet new or long time friends.
This year's Loving Day marks the 50th anniversary of legalisation of interracial marriage in the US by the Supreme Court. Now, Loving Day is a worldwide network that brings multicultural communities together around 12 June (Loving Day).
Good to bring: some food, drinks, friends, family, your room mate, your pet, a mat or sheets to sit on, a frisbee, guitar and anything else that's essential for a Saturday Loving Day Picnic in Yoyogi park.
*** RSVP to this event on Facebook *** so we can keep you posted on the exact location, an alternative location in case of bad weather and other last minute updates. http://tinyurl.com/y9k49tqu
Looking forward to meeting you all and making Loving Day happen in Tokyo.
Tetsuro Miyazaki (Hāfu2Hāfu)
********** About LOVING DAY **********
Loving Day's mission is to fight racial prejudice through education and to build multicultural community.
Loving Day Goals:
- Create a common connection between multicultural communities, groups and individuals
- Build multicultural awareness, understanding, acceptance, and identity
- Educate the public about the history of interracial relationships in order to fight prejudice
- Establish a tradition of Loving Day celebrations as a means to achieve these goals
********** About HĀFU2HĀFU **********
Hāfu2Hāfufu is a unique project photographing hāfu (mixed roots people with one Japanese parent) from every country in the world and sharing their most significant questions about identity, sense of belonging or growing up with two different cultures.
Hāfu2Hāfu wants to give hāfu, inside and outside of Japan a voice, bring them closer together and create more understanding for their identity issues by facilitating (online) dialogues with their peers, families, friends, classmates and colleagues.
About Me / Tetsuro Miyazaki:
As the initiator and photographer behind Hāfu2Hāfu, I will be in Tokyo for 3 weeks to meet more mixed roots and to photograph and interview more half Japanese people. I look forward to meeting you all and share some information about Hāfu2Hāfu.
After The Event
It was an amazing experience to meet so many Mixed Race People with Japanese roots and Friends in Tokyo. Over the course of the day, about 30 to 40 people joined to share food, drinks, discuss, laugh and drink some more.