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The entrance to the Center of Civic Justice. The center held its first Community Dialogue discussion regarding healthcare was brought up on Stony Brook campus. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Center for Civic Justice’s addresses access to healthcare in underserved communities

Jennifer Ojilere March 6, 2022
The idea of driving innovative healthcare solutions has been prominent in many policymakers’ minds; however, healthcare reigns both controversial and troublesome in underserved communities. 
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Students discussing the issue of a divided government in the United States. The community dialogue event was held by The Center for Civic Justice on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

SBU community discusses economy during the pandemic

Christine Kelley November 15, 2021
The Center for Civic Justice (CCJ) and Up to Us, a non-profit nationwide touring program dedicated to fiscal education, hosted “The Economy and the COVID-19 Pandemic” community dialogue on Nov. 10 to promote discussion on fiscal policy.
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SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras joined the Stony Brook Union ribbon cutting celebration.Maya Brown/THE STATESMAN

SUNY Chancellor comments on vaccination requirements during Union ceremony

Maya Brown August 27, 2021
On Wednesday, Aug. 25, the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Jim Malatras came to Stony Brook University for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly-rebuilt Student Union.
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The outside of the Stony Brook University on-campus polling place on Nov. 3, 2020. The Center for Civic Justice helped register over 7,000 students to vote since 2018. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Young people need to maintain momentum after the 2020 elections

Anne Green February 20, 2021
#OPINION: The state of our nation depends upon the checks and balances that we hold our representatives to through democratic elections. We can decide to maintain the status quo or invite the next generation of leadership.
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Posters advertising to vote in the Center for Civic Justice. CRIS ZHANG/THE STATESMAN

Center for Civic Justice hosts community dialogue after Election Night

Niki Nassiri November 10, 2020
Stony Brook University’s Center for Civic Justice hosted a community dialogue titled "We Voted, Now What?" on Nov. 4 as the country held its breath for a second night in a row in anticipation of the election results.
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A hand reaching out to put in a vote. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Every vote really does count.” Young voters feel a push to the polls in 2020

Steven Keehner November 1, 2020
Both Harvard Polls and what has already been observed in early voter turnout data show that decades of attempts to get young people to “rock the vote” may have finally paid off.
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An individual placing a voting form into a ballot box. RAMSI/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

Students can still vote early, in-person or through absentee ballot

Maria Lynders October 20, 2020
The steps on how to safely vote amid a pandemic are confusing for even the most weathered voters, let alone college students trying to vote for the first time.
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An individual placing a voting form into a ballot box. RAMSI/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

USG elections will be held on SB Engaged instead of SOLAR

Sherin Samuel March 1, 2020
The move is at least partially driven by concerns of low voter turnout. Less than three percent of the undergraduate student body participated in the constitutional referendum last semester.
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President Stanley and Clarence Jones on Wednesday, May 1 in the Sidney Gelber Auditorium.  MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Clarence Jones lectures on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Maya Brown May 4, 2019
Dr. Clarence Jones, a scholar writer in residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute at Stanford University and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, spoke as part of the Presidential Lecture Series on Wednesday, May 1.
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Stony Brook hosts freedom of speech community dialogue

Niki Nassiri September 20, 2018
The Center for Leadership and Service in H Quad was filled with contested debate on Monday, Sept. 17, as the Center for Civic Justice hosted its first community dialogue on freedom of speech.
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