6 p.m. Aug. 26 – Ohio Wesleyan’s 2019-2020 Sagan National Colloquium kicks off with a screening and virtual discussion of the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures film “42,” in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The film stars Harrison Ford as 1904 Ohio Wesleyan alumnus Branch Rickey and Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, and recounts their historic collaboration, which ended racial segregation in Major League Baseball and helped set the stage for the U.S. Civil Rights movement. Following the screening, Rickey’s grandson, Branch B. Rickey, a 1967 OWU graduate and president of Minor League Baseball’s Pacific Coast League, will discuss his grandfather’s legacy via remote connection. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc.
About the Sagan National Colloquium
Ohio Wesleyan’s 2019-2020 Sagan National Colloquium – “OWU: Our World Needs You” – will explore the many ways OWU alumni are working to change the world. Now in its 35th year, the colloquium previously has featured social activist Gloria Steinem, authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Kurt Vonnegut, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, and former President Gerald Ford as speakers. Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc.