Octavius Catto Film Screening and Discussion

Oct 19, 2017

Octavius Catto Film Screening and Discussion

Credit: Dr. Craig Stutman. The Octavius V. Catto sculpture, which was unveiled on Sept. 26, 2017, in Philadelphia.

Join Delaware Valley University to meet some of the key players behind the Octavius Catto documentary and monument. On Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., DelVal will be hosting a screening of the History Making Production company’s short documentary on Octavius Catto’s life in the Life Sciences Building auditorium. After the screening, there will be an engaging panel discussion on the making of the film, the Catto memorial, and public memorials in general.

The panelists will include:

• Amy Cohen, historian, and director of education at History Making Productions
• Nathaniel Popkin, novelist, historian, producer, and screenwriter at History Making Productions
• Mariam Williams, screenwriter for the Catto film, arts educator, public historian
• Carol Lawrence, board chair of the Octavius V. Catto Memorial Fund.

The event is being sponsored by the Liberal Arts Multicultural Forum and the History, Policy and Society Program.

Tickets: The event is open to the public at no cost. Advanced registration is optional. Guests who wish to register can do so through Eventbrite at Please note that the registration link is case sensitive.