The League celebrates the dynamic journey of Negro League baseball’s triumphs and challenges through the first half of the twentieth century. The story is told through previously unearthed archival footage and never-before-seen interviews with legendary players like Satchel Paige and Buck O’Neil – whose early careers paved the way for the Jackie Robinson era – as well as celebrated Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Hank Aaron who started out in the Negro Leagues. This powerful documentary explores Black baseball as an economic and social pillar of Black communities and a stage for some of the greatest athletes to ever play the game, while also examining the unintended consequences of integration. Please join us immediately following the film for a discussion with Karl Lindholm and Bill Hart.
Linda Andrews was in second grade, dressed as a nurse for a Middlebury Halloween parade, when she decided to work internationally. At age 38 she realized her dream. With degrees from UVM and UCLA, she traveled to Thailand to help develop a reproductive health program and continued to work on international health for 30 years in seven Asian and African countries. In this talk and in her recent book, Building a Better World Together, Lisa Andrews shares insights on sustainable reproductive health programs. Come learn about both sustainable (in Thailand and Tanzania) and unsustainable (in Somalia) reproductive health systems, and about the challenges and satisfactions of working internationally. An AAUW Speaker Series talk.