“Our Side: The Other Atlantic City”

Galloway, NJ – A screening of the documentary “Our Side: The Other Atlantic City” will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 in the Arts and Sciences Building Theater on the Galloway Campus.

The event is sponsored by the Stockton University Sociology and Anthropology Program, the Office of Service Learning and Media Mobilizing Project (MMP).

 “Our Side” tells the story of a community-led theater production in Atlantic City — a stage adaptation of “Growing up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash’s and the Northside” by Atlantic City native Turiya S.A. Raheem. The production was adapted for stage by Stockton Theater Professor Pamela R. Hendrick.

From bustling streets to broken promises, from discrimination to resiliency, the film follows local residents staging a play about the historically Black community of Atlantic City through the lens of Raheem’s own family odyssey. Coming together to perform their community history shapes residents’ hearts and minds and helps them imagine a better future for their community.

The promotion and presentation of this documentary is part of a semester-long service learning collaboration between Professor Christina Jackson’s Black Lives class, the Sociology and Anthropology program and Media Mobilizing Project.

The film features Atlantic City native Sparkle Prevard, a Stockton University student and member of Professor Jackson’s class and Travis Love, Stockton University’s 2017-18 activist in residence. At the end of the screening, there will be a panel moderated by Professor Jackson’s class to discuss the relevance of the film today.

In addition to planning and promoting the screening, Dr. Jackson’s class is also writing blog posts that will be hosted on Media Mobilizing Project’s website as a way to create additional educational material to accompany the film.

The showing is free and open to the public.

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Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205