Ohio Dominican University Invites Community to Celebrate Black History Month

Manuel Scott


 COLUMBUS, OH – The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Ohio Dominican University (ODU) invites members of the community to attend several free, on-campus events to celebrate February’s Black History Month. These events will be held on ODU’s main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219. 

Movie Screening: “Freedom Writers”
Hilary Swank plays a teacher who challenges her students to succeed. These events are co-sponsored by ODU’s Office of Residence Life.
Monday, February 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Hamilton Hall.
Soul Food dinner provided in Hamilton Hall during the movie. Cost is $8 without an ODU meal plan.
Thursday, February 18 at 5:00 p.m. in room 258 of the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center. 

Keynote Speaker: Manuel V. Scott
Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. in room 258 of The Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center.
An original Freedom Writer whose story is told in the Hollywood movie, Freedom Writers, starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hillary Swank and Grey’s Anatomy Patrick Dempsey.  Manuel Scott has devoted his life to equipping others with proven tools to succeed. With a tireless, selfless dedication, he enlightens, empowers, and revitalizes others with life-changing messages. For more information, visit www.manuelvscott.com.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs was established to provide education-based services that support academic success and personal development. Its primary goal is to promote community that enhances the well-being of all students.

For additional information on this month’s events, contact the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Cynthia M. DeVese at (614) 251-4694 or email, multiculturalAffairs@ohiodominican.edu.