Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in North Delridge has played host to events of citywide importance – and another one is coming up on June 12th. The nonprofit foundation MAVIN, which works to raise awareness about individuals/families of mixed heritage, is sponsoring a gathering to celebrate Loving Day. That’s not just about love – it’s about the anniversary of the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Loving vs. Virginia, which led to the end of the nation’s remaining laws against interracial marriage. MAVIN (explained here, including its name) is a national organization, based in Seattle, that continues working against racial prejudice, particularly as it affects multiracial people, families, and communities. The June 12th party is planned for 1-3:30 pm at Youngstown (4408 Delridge Way SW), with entertainment – including singer/songwriter Jessica Porter and Wade Colwell-Sandoval of Funkamentalz – refreshments, kids’ activities, and a “short presentation.” There’s no admission charge, and you’re invited. (If you would like to RSVP via Facebook, the event page is here.) Questions? E-mail Mary Lingenfelter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Seattle, Washington
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