Join us monthly as we celebrate a different community on campus. UWL Celebration Months amplifies voices from the many vibrant cultures and communities on campus. Join us throughout the year as we celebrate our friends and neighbors and gain a deeper understanding of our community.

The purpose of this project is to give others on our campus, in the surrounding community, and anyone that visits the UWL website a chance to learn more about different experiences and perspectives of the community that we are celebrating on any given month.

Allies and advocates are invited to share their stories.

UWL Celebrates

Loving Month

About Loving Month

For starters, it's actually a day, but why limit love to just a day? National Loving Day is the annual celebration (June 12) of the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court Decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states.
Interracial relationships and marriage were legalized in the United States in a unanimous decision. The justices found that Virginia’s interracial marriage law violated the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.
More about Richard and Mildred Loving the couple who battled for their marriage in the landmark Loving v. Virginia case:

Past celebrations

This content was created and gathered in part of UWL student organization, IOPA in 2021.