College to Host Black History Month Celebration
Events and Lectures

Dr. Ebony Griggs-GriffinFranklin College will welcome Dr. Ebony Griggs-Griffin as the guest speaker for the institution’s inaugural Black History Month Celebration Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The event will be begin at 6 p.m. in the east section of the Branigin Room on the second floor of the Napolitan Student Center. The public is invited. Cost for the evening is $5 per person.

Griggs-Griffin is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, but has lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, for more than 20 years. She is the founder of Lead On, a consulting and training company focused on leadership development, diversity and cultural awareness and appreciation. Her passion for educating, training and facilitating development for herself and others led her to start a company that motivates, challenges and inspires. Her trainings have been described as “engaging, encouraging and empowering.”

Griggs-Griffin’s leadership experience has offered her the opportunity to serve for more than 10 years in various positions within the higher education sector. Currently, she serves in the Early Childhood Education field with a non-profit organization. She received her bachelor and master degrees in education from the University of Cincinnati and her doctoral degree in higher education with a foundation of leadership and social justice from Union Institute and University.

Griggs-Griffin believes in using her skills and talents to serve and assist in developing others. The quote in which drives her work is, “If serving is below you, then leadership is beyond you.”

Tickets are available for purchase in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, located on the second floor of the Napolitan Student Center. The center is open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Guests may also reserve tickets by calling (317) 738-8119 or by emailing diversity@Franklin College.edu. Deadline to purchase or reserve tickets is Tuesday, Feb. 11. If you require accommodations related to a disability or food allergy, please make request when purchasing or reserving tickets.     

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history. 

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

POSTED Jan 22, 2020