Monthly Social Issue

The Ballard Center exists to teach students how to solve social problems. In an effort to introduce and educate individuals about various social problems (and their corresponding evidence-based solutions), the Ballard Center is focusing on a social issue each month. Be sure to follow our Instagram account, attend the Peery Film Series, and sign-up newsletter to receive more details on events, access to solution-based stories, and more. Below you will find our monthly topics:

SeptemberEnvironmental Sustainability
OctoberMental Health
DecemberRefugees and Immigration
JanuaryHuman Trafficking
FebruaryDiversity and Inclusion
MarchGender Equality

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If you are a department or club that is hosting an event that aligns with one of these topics, or if you are a professor doing research related to one of these topics, please contact us at