When and Where is the Celebration?
We would like to cordially invite you to join us for the annual “Chicago Loving Day” celebration at Cuatro Lounge. Loving Day came about after a Supreme Court decision on June 12, 1967 when the Supreme Court ruled on against anti-miscegenation laws in the case “Loving V. Virginia”.
Mr. and Mrs. Loving, a interracial couple, married and were subsequently thrown into jail on the return from their honeymoon because of their new relationship. Now, over 40 years later, we celebrate in remembrance of the fight for equality, diversity, and freedom to marry anyone we choose. So Interracial couples, mixed race people, and transracial adoptees all come together to celebrate this historic decision that intimately affected our lives and our country. We celebrate all multiracial families and people, so anyone can attend this event.
If you made any of the previous years at the Victor Hotel, La Pamarouge, or Red Kiva, you know we've had a lot of fun celebrating with many different peoples from all walks of life! For more info & pictures from past LDE gatherings, events will soon be posted on www.lovingday.org with all the celebrations around the country, including ours!.
• Loving v. Virginia is the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. This landmark civil rights case was decided on June 12th, 1967.
• Mr. and Mrs. Loving were arrested at night while asleep in their home for the crime of being interracially married.
• At the time of their arrest, interracial marriage was a felony in Virginia and it carried a minimum penalty of one year in prison.
• Loving Day fights prejudice through education and builds multicultural community.
• Loving Day is a global network of annual celebrations. When you celebrate Loving Day, you are sharing the experience with people all over the world who are celebrating with you.
• Loving Day is not a federal holiday (at least, not yet). It is a new tradition that is shared amongst friends and family and passed down among generations.
• You don’t need to be in an interracial relationship to celebrate Loving Day! Anyone who values equality & diversity can be a part of it.
• Loving Day is also an educational campaign that you can be a part of every day. The Loving Day website is available all year. Learn more about history, see what’s happening now, and share your experiences online at www.lovingday.org