50th Anniversary of Loving Day | Loving Day

50th Anniversary of Loving Day

When and Where is the Celebration?

Date and Time: 
06/12/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
Busboys and Poets
Address Line 1: 
4251 Campbell Ave.
Address Line 2: 
Robeson Room
City: 
Arlington
State (if you are in the U.S.A): 
Virginia
Country: 
United States

Celebration Details

On campus (or hosted by a campus organization)?: 
No
Hosted By: 
Khyati Desai-Seltzer and Jordan Seltzer
Ticket or RSVP Requirements: 
Advance tickets required

June 12, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Loving vs Virginia decision, legalizing interracial marriages for couples across the country. Richard and Mildred Loving's persistent efforts enabled many of us to be married today. Whether you're in a mixed race or interfaith relationship, are bi-racial, or support friends and family in mixed race relationships, please join us in celebration! There will be time for socializing, live music, raffle prizes, and a film screening and discussion. All ages welcome! Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to cover costs of the event. Any additional proceeds will be donated to LovingDay.org. No tickets needed for children under 13.

After The Event

How did it go?: 

Forty-five of us gathered at Busboys and Poets in Arlington on June 12th to honor Richard and Mildred Loving and to celebrate unions in our life. We played games, watched a clip of the film, had a discussion, and enjoyed live music not to mention raffle and door prizes. The organizers so appreciated everyone's passion and commitment to the cause. Thanks to their support, after covering venue and entertainment costs, we were able to donate $105 to Loving Day.org. A special thanks to the ACLU of VA, Busboys and Poets, Loving Day.org, Special Occasions Band, and IDSocial Connect.

We look forward to more Loving Day celebrations in the future and wish for marriage equality for all people, everywhere.