Day 2017: 50 Years of Redefining Love
3 Days, 3 Events, 1 Family
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia case that struck down racial restrictions on marriage in the U.S.
The GGRWHC honors the Loving case as one more example how women's and men's intimate lives have been both restricted and liberated in the past.
|Mildred and Richard Loving
The Edye Evans Hyde's Ebony Road Players is celebrating this weekend, June 9-11. Hyde says, "To highlight the history of the Richard and Mildred Loving is to understand how history affects us now."
Giving Voice to Love
Friday, June 9, 7:30 pm
Ladies Literary Society, Sheldon Avenue
The opening event features local artists of music, dance, theater, film, and spoken word telling their stories of identity, race, love and expression 50 years after the groundbreaking court case.
Family Block Party and Film Festival
Saturday, June 10, 10 am - 4 pm
Cosponsored by Park Church, there will be activities inside the church and outside on the street.
Outside: food, artists, community organizations, children's activities, a stage with music, dance.
Inside: there will be film viewings from The Mosaic Film Experience, acting workshops, and a voice box to capture your stories!
Loving Documentary Screening
Sunday June 11, 11:45 am
The weekend celebration will conclude with a FREE showing of the HBO documentary,
The Loving Story,
co-sponsored with Conversations at Park Church, lunch will be served and discussion will follow the film.
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Wednesday, June 14th, 6:30 pm
The Pyramid Scheme - 68 Commerce SW
A group of women cyclists gather at the Fulton Park fountain
for a ride, circa 1895 (Grand Rapids Public Library Archives)
By 1895, America had the fever as the bicycle evolved from a dangerous and expensive contraption to an easy and affordable way to travel.
-of-a-kind historical photos and documents, Alles will discuss the Furniture City's obsession with bicycles--including information about women's cycling clubs and how bicycles affected women's dress and offered new freedoms. In Grand Rapids bicycle culture was huge!
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Join us for the 83rd Annual
July 4th Hollyhock Lane Parade!
Back by popular demand, the GGRWHC will once again honor our forebears by re-enacting suffragists parading on Grand Rapids streets over a hundred years ago. Please march with us at the 83rd annual July 4th Hollyhock Lane Parade. Stay tuned for details!