Social Justice series: Celebrating the Lives of Social Justice Heroes - Screening of The Ball Method (2020)

Join us for a screening of the short film “The Ball Method” (2020) directed by Dagmawi Abebe. A discussion will follow the screening with Dagmawi Abebe and Dr. Vincent Cannataro, Assistant Professor of Biology.

About the film: "Alice Ball, a 23 year-old African American Chemist living in 1915 Hawaii fights against racial and gender barriers to find an effective treatment for leprosy before Kalani, a 10-year-old patient is exiled into the leper colony of Molokai." (  

  • Screening is with permission of Dagmawi Abebe, the director.

Co-sponsored by the Sociology Department, Department of Political Science and International Studies, the History Department, the Theology & Religious Studies Department, the Biology Department, the Office of Mission & Spirituality, Office of Human Resources, School of Nursing,  The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Biology Club, Black Student Union (BSU), and the Library Learning Commons.

Contact Dr. Cathy Bueker ( or Diane Zydlewski (

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Monday, October 5 at 6:00pm

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