Following My Intellectual Bliss

westbrook-katie-kennedy-center-W14by Katie Westbrook, Winter 2014

I have always been fascinated by the history of marriage discrimination and how  this history applies to couples today.

For years I have wondered about the similarities between the interracial and same-sex marriage movements.  How can the latter use these similarities to its advantage?

When applying to the CAPPP Quarter in Washington Program I immediately knew that I wanted to take a closer look at these two movements. The program gave me the unique opportunity to answer these questions, a chance to design my own curriculum for a quarter, “pursuing my intellectual bliss,” as Carol Wald, CAPPP’s program administrator, likes to say.

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