Jean and Mas have been together since 1972 and married since 1992. Jean is white and was raised in Rochester, New York. Mas is Japanese-American and he was born in an internment camp during World War II and grew up in Seabrook, New Jersey.
Both longtime civil right activists, Jean and Mas met while they were both working for the American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia.
They have two adult children and three grandchildren.
In this episode of the Loving Project, Jean and Mas talk about how their different backgrounds affect the way they communicate and how they've learned to navigate the world together.
Ken is Irish and Mee is Korean American. They met when Ken flew from Ireland to the United States for a friend's wedding, and the two quickly hit it off and began a trans-Atlantic relationship.
Mee was living in New York at the time, and after watching the Twin Towers fall on a TV screen, Ken realized he didn't want to be thousands of miles away and the couple began the emigration process.
In this episode of the Loving Project, Ken and Mee talk about the immigration process, some of similarities and differences between Korean and Irish culture, confronting stereotypes, and raising biracial children to appreciate both of their parents' cultures.