Documentary and Dialogue Series

Throughout the 2022/2023 academic year, The Learning Institute: Center for Advancing Justice and Human Rights will be offering a number of workshops and presentations fostering and advancing justice and human rights. Brief descriptions of these thematic events are described below. A panel discussion will follow each film screening to promote further exploration of these relevant social issues. 

Each documentary and dialogue event screens a film that highlights a relevant social issue that is connected to one or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The film is followed by a deliberate dialogue led by a panel of experts from different professional fields to foster transdisciplinary learning. This series collaborates with community partners as well as various departments and offices at Millersville University such as School of Social Work, Women and Gender Studies, Department of Psychology, Department of Nursing, Office of Sustainability, and Office of Diversity and Social Justice. The documentary and dialogue event lasts 2 1/2 hours and is hosted 3 times per semester, one per month.



September 22, 2022

On the divide   

ON THE DIVIDE follows the story of three Latinx people living in McAllen, Texas who, despite their views, are connected by the most unexpected of places: the last abortion clinic on the U.S./Mexico border. As threats to the clinic and their personal safety mount, our three characters are forced to make decisions they never could have imagined.

6:00-8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free ($25 for 2.5 CEUs for licensed professionals) must register

For registration, please click HERE  


October 12, 2022 


US Kids

Us Kids chronicles the March For Our Lives movement over the course of several years, following X Gonzalez, its co-founders, survivors and a group of teenage activists as they pull off the largest youth protest in American history and set out across the country and globally to build an inclusive and unprecedented youth movement that addresses racial justice, a growing public health crisis and shocking a political system into change.

5:45-8:30pm Ware Center - In-person onlye

Cost: Free ($25 for 2.5 CEUs for licensed professionals) must register

For registration, please click HERE 


 October 27, 2022



Five years in the making, CURED illuminates a pivotal yet largely unknown chapter in the struggle for LGBTQ equality: the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses. 


Cost: Free ($25 for 2.5 CEUs for licensed prefessionals) must register

For registration, please click HERE