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Loving V. The State of Virginia Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 30, 2017
3:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium, The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

On the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, Loving vs. the State of Virginia (1967), these distinguished scholars examine the profound issues raised and mapped by the Loving case. Panelists will speak to the creation of racial boundaries in this country and how these often depend on racial state policies. And as the recent film, Loving, explored, on an interpersonal level what does it mean to embrace and/or reject fixed racial, gender, sexual, class, national and/or other identities in our individual choices for creating family, community, and/or romantic partnerships? Panel Speakers: Paul Spickard, Professor, History, University of California, Santa Barbara Kevin Escudero, Assistant Professor, American Studies, Brown University Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, Professor, History, University of Connecticut Micki McElya, Associate Professor, History, University of Connecticut Melanie Newport, Assistant Professor, History, University of Connecticut Sean Forbes, Assistant Professor in Residence, English, University of Connecticut


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