The events — on Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 — will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at Downtown High School, 363 S. 4th St. All are free. On March 16, a daylong summit is planned for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Columbus State.
The college also will hold two business roundtables, on Nov. 30 and Feb. 29. Both will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at Columbus State’s Dublin learning center, 6805 Bobcat Way.
Partners in the monthly events will include Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Columbus State also has the support of the city and the Columbus school district.