2017 Loving Day Event - 50th Anniversary | Loving Day

2017 Loving Day Event - 50th Anniversary

When and Where is the Celebration?

Date and Time: 
06/11/2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Black Iron Tavern
Address Line 1: 
401 N. Milwaukee
Address Line 2: 
State (if you are in the U.S.A): 
Province/Region/State (if you are outside of the U.S.A.): 
United States

Celebration Details

On campus (or hosted by a campus organization)?: 
Hosted By: 
Scott Smith, Michelle Hughes, Robin Tilman, BFN
Ticket or RSVP Requirements: 
RSVP requested

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.

This is a Loving Day Event!

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!

Please come join us on our sunny patio to celebrate diversity!! This year, we request attendees bring a dessert or treat to reflect their ethnic or cultural heritage. It can be a cake, or treat or simply something to nibble on.

Show your pride!

Our location will be at Black Iron Tavern. We will be reserving a space inside and outside for mingling and socializing. House establishment will provide a discounted "LD" drink for the celebrations, and has a full menue to order from. And by the way...I've eaten here too - EXCELLENT food!

Special performance by the Infamous David Sabat, who will be providing the eveings music. Sampling everything from Deep House, Dance to Rythm Soul. He's performed all over Chicago as well as in LA, New York, Miami, Toronto, Atlanta, Paris, Mexico, and Amsterdam. Do not miss this live performance!

Any additional questions, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to respond as soon as possible. See you there!

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After The Event

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