Ken Tanabe is founder/president of Loving Day, the world’s largest network of multiethnic community celebrations.
Loving Day is named after Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. The Loving Day project inspires thousands of people to celebrate the anniversary of that decision on June 12th as a way to educate, bring awareness, and build community.
The Loving Day Flagship Celebration: 1,000 Guests a Year
The Flagship Celebration in New York City is one of the largest among scores of global Loving Day Celebrations. Produced directly by the Loving Day Project, it’s popular with the press and it shows the potential of the Loving Day community. Loving Day event pages More Loving Day videos
A Global Network of Loving Day Celebrations
A diverse array of organizations and individuals host Loving Day Celebrations in cities all over the United States, and internationally in cities like Tokyo and Barcelona. These celebrations can be anything from a barbecue for friends and family to a film festival for hundreds of people. Loving Day Celebration listings
Educational, academic, and community events throughout the year
I created the Loving Day concept and campaign as my graduate thesis at Parsons the New School for Design. I started with a logo, website, and motion graphics. Since then, I have created merchandise, invitations, menus, and more. Selected design work
Loving Day Supporters Are Passionate
Loving Day is a tradition in many families that spans generations.
Many couples choose Loving Day as the date for their wedding.
Loving Day is celebrated by students and student organizations.
The Loving Day logo has been made into many things, including tattoos.