Chicago 2016 Loving Day Event | Loving Day
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Chicago 2016 Loving Day Event

When and Where is the Celebration?

Date and Time: 
06/12/2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Whiskey Business
Address Line 1: 
1367 N Milwaukee Ave
City: 
Chicago
State (if you are in the U.S.A): 
Illinois
Country: 
United States

Celebration Details

On campus (or hosted by a campus organization)?: 
No
Hosted By: 
Scott Smith, Michelle Hughes
Ticket or RSVP Requirements: 
RSVP requested
Phone: 
3129121126

You are invited to join us on the summer rooftop to celebrate diversity and the Loving Family decision. Bring whomever you want, this is an open social event that welcomed multiracial, multicultural and interracial relationships to celebrate together!

Loving Day celebrations across our nation commemorate the anniversary of the historical Supreme Court decision; Loving v. Virginia (1967), which legalized interracial marriage in the United States. Loving Day fights racial prejudice through education and builds mutlicultural community.

As you may already know, Loving Day is named after a case and people fought for their rights to love each other. That is, Mr. and Mrs. Loving. YES...that was their real names! The Lovings were arrested at night while asleep in their home for the crime of being interracially married. They were arrested by State Police and the local sheriff, who they went to HS with.

Thanks to the Loving decision, laws against interracial marriage were declared unconstitutional and interracial marriage became a part of our civil rights. Interracial marriage is legal today, but there is still a lot of prejudice. As we've seen from the election of our 1st Black President, to the assumed nominee of his oppositino party, racism is not dead yet. But we can use education about the past to fight prujudice in the present and the future.

By celebrating and working together, we are able to fight prejudice by building a strong sense of community and mutual relationships amongst people from different backgrounds and cultures. We are family...celebrate our differences!

Please come join us on our rooftop to celebrate diversity!!