The Loving Prize, established in 2008, is awarded annually to outstanding artists, storytellers and community leaders for inspirational dedication to celebrating and illuminating the Mixed racial and cultural experience. Join us to celebrate the winners at the 2012 Loving Prize Presentation with Live Performance on June 16, 2012 at 6:30pm in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum!
2012 Loving Prize Honorees
In addition, Daniel has participated as a panelist at various conferences on the topic of multiracial identity and received a great deal of media attention. One of the most memorable moments was his July 10, 1997 appearance on MSNBC evening news the day after OMB officials announced that they were recommending changes that would make it possible for multiracial-identified individuals to check more than the box—instead having to select only one box as previously—on official forms used in the collection of data on race and ethnicity. Daniel’s own multiracial identity includes African, European, Asian, Arab, and Native American origins.
Kevin Knotts was born and raised in Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma, and later went on to receive his M.B.A. at Central Oklahoma University. After a brief stint working in the oil and gas business, he moved to Newport Beach, California to sell commercial real estate. After a while, his creative yearnings took over, and Kevin moved to Los Angeles to answer its call. He became a devoted student of acting and writing and soon began securing work in television and film.In addition to guest starring on such popular shows as “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” and “My Wife and Kids,” Kevin also became a writer on the ABC hit family comedy “My Wife and Kids.” He has penned three screenplays, one with his wife and writing partner, Kim Wayans, and they have created a pilot for a family sitcom that they are currently shopping around to networks.
2011 Loving Prize Honorees
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