Tuesday, October 2
King Hall room 2302
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
UC Davis School of Law, the California International Law Center (CILC), and the Filipino Law Students Association (FLSA) present Professor Rose Villazor and her new book, "Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage."
In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional in Loving v. Virginia. Although this case promotes marital freedom and racial equality, there are still significant legal and social barriers to the free formation of intimate relationships. Marriage continues to be the sole measure of commitment, mixed relationships continue to be rare, and same-sex marriage is only legal in 6 out of 50 states. Most discussion of Loving celebrates the symbolic dismantling of marital discrimination. This book, however, takes a more critical approach to ask how Loving has influenced the "loving" of America. How far have we come since then, and what effect did the case have on individual lives?
Featuring discussion by King Hall Professors Rose Villazor and Courtney Joslin. Introductory remarks by Professor Anupam Chander.
Lunch will be served.
For more information, please contact Gia Hellwig at firstname.lastname@example.org