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.