Dialogue Series




“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

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.  




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.


Greater Good #1 - #reDefiningBHM
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
4:30pm in F 202
Using clips and examples from the film “Dear White People”, we will have a conversation about the topics of the continued relevance of Black History Month, taking the fear out of appropriate terms and social justice language, and the myths of a “post-racial” America.


Greater Good #2 - #AutismSpeaks: What Does it Say?
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
4:30pm in F 202

New Jersey’s Autism rates are the highest nationwide, effecting 1:45 children, 1:28 males. What current legislation exists regarding legal restraints, bullying, and vaccines? What happens to the money donated to various Autism non-for-profits? Join us for a dialogue about various issues concerning life on the spectrum.



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.
Wed., Feb. 11 @ 12:30pm -
#BlackLivesMatter vs. #BlueLivesMatter

 Wed., March 25 @ 12:30pm - 
Sexual Assault on Campuses
F 122

Wed., April 8 @ 12:30pm - 
Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Wed., April 22 @ 12:30pm - 
Topic: Who is "Running" in 2016?


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!  

Making "Cents" of the Economy 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
4:30pm in the Campus Center Coffee House

Featuring: The "Up-to-Us" Campaign


University "Hunting Ground"
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
4:30pm in the Campus Center Meeting Room 5
Featuring: The all-Stockon Expert Panel regarding Title IX Sexual Violations 
Valarie Hayes, Chief Officer for Institutional Diversity & Equity
Amy Jones, Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities
Lt. Cynthia Parker, Campus Police Interim Police Chief
Erin O'Hanlon, Campus Advocate


Politics of the Environment
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
4:30pm in the Campus Center Theatre Gallery

Co-Host: S.A.V.E.





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.  For the ITVS Archive click here. 


Upcoming Film Screenings for Spring 2015:

Limited Partnerships 

Galloway Screening Manahawkin Screening
Friday, May 1, 2015 Monday, May 4, 2015
12:45pm in F 204 3:00pm in MIS 1
101 Vera King Dr. Galloway 712 E. Bay Ave, Manahawkin
RSVP for the Galloway Screening RSVP for Manahawkin Screening

 Limited Partnership Press Release


Previous Screenings from Spring 2015:

A Path Appears: From the Creators of Half the Sky
Screened: Thurs, Jan 29, 2015 @ 6:00pm in F-204

 American Denial 
Screened: Fri, Feb 20, 2015 @ 
12:45 pm in F 111

Kramer Hall (Hammonton) Screening of Evolution of a Criminal
Kramer Hall - 30 Front St, Hammonton, NJ
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 @ 4:30pm

Manahawkin Screening of MAKERS: Women in Space
Manahawkin Instructional Site
Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 4:30pm

The Homestretch
Thursday, March 26, 2015
6:00pm in the Galloway Campus Center




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.

 Completed Dialogues: 

Monica Bustinza: Student Activism Panel
Monday, February 9, 2015 @ 6:00pm in L 112

My Two Cents Day
Sponsored by: Up To Us Campaign
Thursday, February 12, 2015
All Day in the Campus Center Grand Hall

  Judy Wicks:
"Building an Environmentally Sustainable and Local Based Economy"
Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 2:30pm in TRLC

   New York Times Speaker
Postponed until Fall 2015

   Ruth J. Katz: The Making of the Affordable Care Act: An Insider's Account of Healthcare Policymaking
Monday, April 6, 2015 @ 6:00pm - Campus Center Theatre


Sponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy

   Sex Ed v2.0
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 @ 4:30pm in F 207

Service-Learning has collaborated with Health Services and will be hosting an open dialogue about sex. What are safe and healthy behaviors? What do sexually transmitted diseases really look like? How is internet pornography changing our perceptions about sex? Or maybe you have questions about sex but don't know who or how to ask? All are welcome to join us and find out. Peer Educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide free condoms. 


  State of the University Address and 
Information on Stockton's Island Campus
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 5:00pm in the Campus Center Theatre


Islam Around the World:
Islamic Solutions to Racism

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 7:00pm in Campus Center MR 5 


 Marla Jaksch:
"Global Action: Solar Suitcase and Hakuna Kama Mama Projects"
Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 4:30pm in AS 102


Shark Week* 
MARS Seminar/Service-Learning: Shark Research
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 6:00pm in F 212

Shark Conservation
Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 6:00pm in USC 360

*Note: Monday & Tuesday's events will not be credited as Service-Learning Dialogues.   


Breaking Chains on Human Trafficking
Speaker: Jen Spry

Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 4:30pm in CC Theatre


 Sponsored by: Stockton Against Modern Slavery


Battleground New Jersey

Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 6:00pm in Kramer Hall
30 Front Street, Hammonton


Building a healthy brain for today and tomorrow
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 4:30pm in CC Board of Trustees Room



 The Slut Walk 
(formerly The March to End Rape Culture)
April 15, 2015

"The Hunting Ground"
An exposé about sexual assault on college campuses
Wednesady, April 15, 2015 @ 6:00pm in L-112

 Co-sponsored: The Gender-Based Violence Teaching Circle, 
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor, 
and The Office of Servie-Learning 


 Jean Mercer:
Critical Thinking About Childhood Development 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 5:00pm
Campus Center Meeting Room 5


 Sponsored by: Minor in Childhood Studies Speaker Series


Music Heals: a performance for Autism Awareness

Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 6:00pm - Campus Center Theatre




Questions about service-learning?
Email us at servicelearning@stockton.edu