New York, NY, October 15, 2009
Loving Day and Hapa Kitchen, products of interracial marriage invite Louisiana couple Beth Humphrey and Terence McKay to fight prejudice with food. Loving Day and Hapa Kitchen host a multicultural community fundraising dinner, whose timing coincides with the national outrage surrounding the denial of a marriage license for an interracial couple in Louisiana.
Ken Tanabe, founder of The Loving Day Project (http://www.lovingday.org) in conjunction with Hapa Kitchen (http://www.hapakitchen.com) is pleased to announce a fundraiser to support the Loving Day Project on October 24, 2009.
“While this event was planned far in advance of an interracial couple being denied a Louisiana marriage license,” says Loving Day founder Tanabe, “this incident only furthers our resolve, 42 years after Loving v. Virginia and the legalization of interracial marriage in the United States, to continue fighting prejudice through education and building multicultural community. We are so happy to be partnering with our friends at Hapa Kitchen to raise awareness and to celebrate our multiracial heritage.”
Hapa Kitchen co-founders Akiko Moorman and Cathy Erway add, “We are so honored and happy to collaborate on an event with Ken Tanabe and Loving Day. At Hapa Kitchen dinners, we celebrate the mixed heritages of our members from all the different Asian countries through the use of local, sustainable, and seasonal food; partnering with Loving Day is like the interracial marriage of all interracial marriages. We welcome everyone to our dinners; multiracials and monoracials alike!”
The October 24, 2009 dinner is an Izakaya-inspired, six-course dinner inspired by and paired with Japanese beer. Organic, sustainably-raised chicken, pork, duck and rabbit for the dishes is being provided by a local farmer who will be giving a talk during dinner; organic produce will be provided from a local multiracial-owned owned farm.
Tickets for the dinner and afterparty are available through the Loving Day online store at http://lovingday.bigcartel.com/
Those who wish to make a donation to the Loving Day project can do so online:
Loving Day is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Loving Day may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
About the Loving Day Project
The annual Loving Day celebrations commemorate Loving v. Virginia (1967), the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial relationships in America. The project uses digital media to provide educational resources and to encourage people nationwide to host their own celebrations on or around June 12th. Loving Day teaches people about the history of interracial couples in America. Loving Day Celebrations are an annual tradition that will one day make the Loving case a universally recognized civil rights landmark.
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About Hapa Kitchen
Hapa Kitchen does food events to promote Hapa heritage in conjunction with local, sustainable, seasonally food. Founded by Akiko Moorman and Cathy Erway during an inspirational trip to the inauguration of our first Multiracial President, these ladies have been striving to create a new cuisine that celebrates the Hapa experience, to bring together Hapas from East, West and South Asia, and to make some seriously delicious food.
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