Chicago Loving Day Celebration! | Loving Day

Chicago Loving Day Celebration!

When and Where is the Celebration?

Date and Time: 
06/12/2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Granero
Address Line 1: 
2529 N Milwaukee
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 L Smith, Michelle M Hughes, Robin Tillman
Ticket or RSVP Requirements: 
RSVP requested
Phone: 
3129121126

You are cordially invited to join us on our summer patio in Chicago to celebrate Diversity and the "Loving Day" decision!

Bring whomever you want, this is an open social event that welcomes Multiracial, Multicultural and Interracial relationships to celebrate together. Our location will be Ganero @ 2529 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. This is also 5 minutes away from the Blue line stop at Logan Square, and there is plenty of street parking as well.

We will be reserving a space inside for mingling and socializing. House establishment will provide a discounted "LD" drink for the celebrations, and has a full menu to order from. And by the way...I've eaten here too - EXCELLENT food!
This is a Loving Day Event!

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LDE celebrations commemorate the anniversary of the historical Supreme Court decision; Loving v. Virginia (1967). This decision legalized interracial marriage in the United States. LDE fights racial prejudice through education and building mutlicultural communities that celebrate this day throughout the United States. During these days of re-newed racial anomosities and misplaced racial tensions...this is needed more than ever.

As you may already know, Loving Day is named a case where a family fought for their rights to love each other. That's right, Mr. and Mrs. Loving. YES...that was their real names! The Lovings were arrested at night in Virgina in 1964, 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 High School with and before this, considred a "friend".

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 & misplaced hate. As we've seen from the election of our 1st Black President, to the election of our current president...racism is not dead. But we can use education, awareness and unity to learn from our past, and fight prujudices in the present and 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 friends...we are family...we celebrate our differences!
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Any additional questions, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to respond as soon as possible. See you there!

Learn more about Loving Day online:
www.lovingday.org