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“What is the Dialogue Series?”

The Dialogue Series are round-table discussions based on Social Justice, Political & Civic Engagement and Current Event Topics. These talks are designed to engage student, faculty/staff and community partners in issues that face both Stockton College, New Jersey and the World. All are invited to join the discussion! Sessions will run about an hour at various locations across campus. Click on the links below to individual schedules and discussion descriptions.   


The Dialogue Series feature FOUR seperate calendars (plus "Additional Dialogues"), and all count towards a "Dialogue Credit" for your Service-Learning Course:

- "For the Greater Good" talks on Social Justice Issues

- "Headliners" weekly Current Event Topics plucked from the New York Times

- "Democracy Cafés" Political Engagement Project featuring Civic & Politcal Issues

ITVS, Independent Lense Films - A free film series from PBS (WHYY Philadelphia) features: Diverse Stories, Independent Film Makes, Award Winning Documentaries and Community Events.  


NOTE:  The ADDITIONAL DIALOGUES below are programs from other departments/offices that will count towards your Service-Learning Requirements.  If you attend these ADDITIONAL DIALOGUES please make sure to tell the instructor/leader to make attendance of your participation.




The "For the Greater Good" Dialogue Series focuses on Social Justice Issues and various sociological topics that face the United States and Beyond. "Greater Good" discussions offer the forum to state many view-points, as well as a starting point for complex issues to be continued among your friends. Sample topics include racism, sexism, able-ism, power and privilege, community activism, etc.


"Immigration in the Americas"
Tuesday, September 30 @ 4:30pm - Campus Center Gallery

 Who is allowed to cross borders? Which borders need defending? What is the status of US immigration reform? Are the detained children of Central America undocumented immigrants or humanitarian refugees?  If the roots of our country are embedded in immigration, why does this continue to be a controversial topic?  **Continue the discussion at 6:00pm in the Campus Center Theatre with Actor/Writer Judith Sloan’s performance of “Crossing the BLVD”. This multiethnic, multimedia show dramatizes stories of coming to America, from Sloan’s interviews with immigrants who live in Queens, NY,”**  Sponsored by the Writing Minor and GENS.


"Poverty, Hunger & Homelessness" 
Thursday, November 20 @ 4:30pm - F122

What does poverty look like in America in 2014?  Where does hunger exist? How does homelessness affect South Jersey? Who is most effected? Are organizations like the Food Pantries & Housing Shelters solving the problem, or providing temporary solutions? Join our discussion as part of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week 2014.




Headliners features recent events and articles, as told through the New York Times, here to campus for discussion.  How do things happening halfway around the world affect South Jersey? Are there events happening in our area that have global effects? Learn to use current events to become an informed citizen.
  Wednesday, September 24 @ 12:45pm 
Wednesday, October 8 @ 12:45pm 
Wednesday, October 22 @ 12:45pm 
Wednesday, November 12 @ 12:45pm
**All Headliners are in Campus Center Meeting Room 1**




Democracy Cafés are a collaborative program with the Political Engagement Project. These Dialogues will feature Political and Civic Issues facing our Democratic Society. Participation is welcomed and intelligent discussion is preferred!  

All Democracy Cafe sessions take place at 4:30 p.m.


“Do You Know Your Constitutional Rights?”
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 4:30pm  
Campus Center Coffeehouse

What do you do if a police officer asks for your smart phone? Can your employer withhold essential health care services because of its religious objections? Engage in this conversation about the most recent Supreme Court decisions and how they impact your everyday life. Come and understand what your rights are and your obligations as a U.S. Citizen.


“Act Locally, Think Atlantic County History”
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ 4:30pm
Campus Center Theatre Gallery

Did you know… Boardwalk Empire, Monopoly, Salt Water Taffy all have roots in Atlantic City? What do the Jersey Devil, Casinos and Prohibition all have in common? Come and find out by being a part of this roundtable conversation about our local history of Atlantic City and our surrounding Atlantic County community.


“Women in Government & Politics” 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 4:30pm 
Campus Center Theatre Gallery

How many women representatives can you name in our local, state and national levels of government? Come be a part of this engaging dialogue around the statistics, facts
and myths about women in politics.





The Independent Television Service (ITVS) funds, presents, and promotes award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television and cable, innovative new media projects on the Web, and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens Monday nights at 10:00 PM on PBS. ITVS receives core funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Each semester, Service-Learning will screen films featured by ITVS, which are open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.  Each film screening is accompanied by a discussion of the topic.


September & October Films

MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries - comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. A landmark broadcast and digital-video iniiative developed by AOL, MAKERS aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women's stories ever assembled.  




Thurs, Sept 18 @ 6:00pm in West Quad 103

Women in Space traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. Space Program, and features the next generation of women engineers, mathematicians and astronauts – the new group of women pioneers who continue to make small but significant steps forward. For a preview click here.  




Thurs, Oct 2 @ 6:00pm in West Quad 103
Wed, Oct 15 @ 6:00pm in Manahawkin Instructional Site 

30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ
NOVEMBER 10, 2014 - 12:30pm
Featuring Special Guest and Local Comedian
Michelle Tomko 

 ABOUT THE FILM: Women in Comedy tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of the 70’s sitcoms like Maude, to the women of the 1980’s American comedy club boom, and building today’s multifaceted landscape.  Contemporary comics talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession, and where they are determined to go. Note: Viewer discretion for some adult language and subject matters. To RSVP for this film click here.



Thurs, Oct 16 @ 6:00pm in West Quad 103 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 2:00pm
712 E. Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ

Women in Hollywood
showcases the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment. 



 November Films

Evolution of a Criminal
Thurs, Nov 13 @ 6:00pm in West Quad 103

In this gripping blend of documentary, true crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to committ a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since that act. For more info and the trailer click here.  To RSVP for the film click here.



Films for the Spring Semester to watch for include:

- A Path Appears: From the Creators of Half the Sky
Thurs, Jan 29, 2015 @ 6:00pm in TRLC


-American Denial - Feb 2015

- The Homestretch - March/April 15
- Limited Partnerships - May 2015



Service-Learning is always in favor of collaboration, especially if the collaborator shares our passion for social issues and/or civic engagement.  The following programs across campus may not be hosted by Service-Learning, but we sure wish we thought of it first.  Please check these events out - attendance during these events will also count towards your "Dialogue" credit.



* Denotes a Political Engagement Project (PEP) Sponsored Event


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