June 12 is “Loving Day” (every year) and this year I’ll be hosting the second poetry reading in my Unsung Holidays series. (Remember April Fool’s Day?)
“Loving Day” is an annual celebration held on June 12, 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 citing “There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause.” According to the official website, there are official celebrations all over the world every year. This year, in Cupertino, we’re having a poetry reading.
I will be hosting, but the poems will belong to my three featured readers:
- Erica Goss, Poet Laureate of Los Gatos
- Bob Dickerson, English Professor (Emeritus) of De Anza College
- Michael Cross, English Instructor at De Anza College
The reading will be at the Euphrat Museum, on De Anza College campus. 7-9 pm, open mic to follow. We hope you will join us!
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