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Program Description
The program is free and open to the public and is being co-sponsored by the Waterford Foundation and the Loudoun Freedom Center. The program moderator is Dr. George Banks, Ph.D. The program will take place at John Wesley Church on Friday, June 21, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Dr. Banks will give a 15-minute presentation on the history of the Loving V. Virginia case and the miscegenation laws. Following will be a 30-minute panel discussion among 3-4 couples that will share their diverse Loving stories and then 15 – 20 minutes of direct conversation with the audience.
Immediately following the program will be a short reception.
About Dr. Banks
Growing up in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Banks has been significantly influenced by the history of a New England protest tradition that has encompassed, among other things, movements for the abolition of slavery and equal rights for African Americans. Dr. Banks transforms his roots to a direction for pursuing freedom and equality for African Americans, indeed all Americans, as we move through the twenty first century.”
Dr. George Banks is an educator and applied social scientist. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, a Masters degree in Education from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Currently he is an adjunct professor at George Mason University in addition to projects and consultations.
Dr. Banks has conducted numerous projects for increasing levels of human effectiveness in the community, educational institutions and in for- profit and non-profit organizations.