Middlebury’s Marquis Theater Presents Second Film in Anti-Racism Film Series
The Middlebury Chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) invites you to a showing of Loving, the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who broke — and changed — laws against interracial marriage across America.
Marquis Theater, Downtown Middlebury, Vermont
Funds raised from the $10 suggested admission will be donated to Rokeby Museum.
Food and beverages will be available for sale in the cafe.
Handed down in 1967, the Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, ended one of the last surviving mechanisms for segregation, coming after both the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. The showing is the second in the Seeing Color/Seeking Justice film series presented by Middlebury SURJ. SURJ activists believe that the fact that Vermont is one of the whitest states may be the best reason ever to show films that highlight the lived experiences of people of color. “At this moment in history, when more and more Americans are waking up to the painful truth of racism, it is more important than ever to come together as a community and see these films,” said Kathy Comstock, a SURJ organizer, who has helped to plan the film series. “This Racial Justice Film Series perfectly fits our organization’s dual mission. We work to educate the community about the harm caused by white supremacy, AND to raise funds for anti-racist organizations in Vermont.”
Rokeby Museum is a National Historic Landmark designated for its exceptional underground railroad history. The Museum honors the legacy of the abolitionist Robinsons by reminding Vermonters that their struggle for racial justice continues today.