Ken Tanabe is a community organizer
Ken Tanabe giving a speech at the Loving Day Flagship Celebration in New York City
Photo by Shawna Enyart
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.
Loving Day has been featured in:
This is a partial list. For a complete list of Loving Day press, visit the Loving Day Press Page.
For press about Ken Tanabe and his work, visit the Ken Tanabe Press Page.
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 map of Loving Day Celebrations in cities all over the United States and around the world

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
Attendees at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference at DePaul University
Educational, academic, and community events throughout the year
The Loving Day Project presents at academic conferences hosted by universities like Harvard, UC Berkeley, and DePaul. Loving Day also collaborates with community and student organizations to produce events like panel discussions and screenings.
My experience with public speaking
Loving Day events throughout the year
Loving Day Flagship Celebration invitation designed by Ken Tanabe
Loving Day’s roots are in graphic design
I created the Loving Day concept and campaign as my graduate thesis at Parsons School of 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
A Loving Day Celebration with three generations of family in a backyard Washington, DC
Loving Day is a tradition in many families that spans generations.
A wedding photo of a multiethnic couple getting married on Loving Day
Many couples choose Loving Day as the date for their wedding.
Students at Wesleyan University celebrating Loving Day
Loving Day is celebrated by students and student organizations.
A woman with a tattoo of the Loving Day logo
The Loving Day logo has been made into many things, including tattoos.
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