FINDLAY, Ohio – Area residents are invited to explore diversity and its societal impact in the 1930s as Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus’ Office of Student Activities and Honors Program presents a free screening and discussion of the film “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
The film, which is being presented in conjunction with the College’s celebration of Black History Month, will be shown at 11 a.m. in the College’s Education Center Room 111 on the Findlay-area Campus. Owens is located on Bright Road in Findlay. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” provides insight into the life of Atticus Finch, who serves as a lawyer in a racially-divided Alabama town in the 1930s. Racial tension escalates as Finch chooses to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. The story is told through the eyes of Finch’s six-year-old daughter Scout and her older brother Jem. “To Kill a Mockingbird” garnered international acclaim highlighted by three Oscar Awards in 1963. The film was directed by Robert Mulligan.
Immediately following the film, Owens Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dr. Marian Moore and Interim Chair of English Ellen Sorg will offer insight into the historical and ethical significance of “To Kill a Mockingbird” as part of an open discussion.
For more information about the event, call (567) 429-3029 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3029.
Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.