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NSCC Forums on Tolerance Support a Learning Environment

NSCC Forums teach tolerance, embrace diversity and support a learning environment.

NSCC Forums on Tolerance initiate educational challenges to students and members of the community to learn more about one another, bring about empathy and understanding toward other people, and to make a difference in ourselves, our neighborhoods, and our world. Since 1996, NSCC Forums have explored social injustice and its effects on the modern world and our own communities through topics ranging from the Holocaust to immigration and civil rights.


Join us for the 39th Forum on Tolerance November 1 and 2

Respect and Inclusion: Supporting the Struggles of our Immigrant Community

A Two-Day, Two-Campus Event
FREE and open to the public. Both events will feature resource tables. Refreshments will be served.

We recognize that immigrants are now and have always been the backbone of our community, and we are saddened by recent events that might make our immigrant community feel fearful, rejected, or excluded. Please join us as we celebrate our immigrant community and acknowledge their struggles, while discussing possible solutions to impending legal challenges.


Wednesday, November 1st
10:30am - 12:30pm
Danvers Campus DS-106B
Directions to Danvers Campus

A short documentary entitled The Invisible Crisis: The Female Face of Forced Migration about the migration of millions of women and their children from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to the U.S. The documentary will be screened for both class meeting periods. Afterward there will be an audience Q&A about the film.


Thursday, November 2nd
Lynn Campus Gymnasium
Directions to Lynn Campus

11:05 – 11: 15: College President Welcomes Everyone to the Forum on Tolerance:
11: 15 – 11:30: Massachusetts District Director Rick Jakious from Seth Moulton’s Office
11:30 – 12:10: Keynote Maria Santos: "At the Heart of US Immigration—DACA." Followed by a Q & A
12:15 – 12:30 (Resource tables)
12:30 – 12:50 Student Speaker, Fatima Jallow Nambouh, "My immigrant story." Followed by a Q & A
12: 50 – 1:30: Screening of the documentary, "The Invisible Crisis: The Female Face Of Forced Migration." This short documentary will be followed by a Q & A.

About Maria L. Santos
Ms. Santos is a private practice attorney with over twenty-five years of experience. She is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts but practices primarily at the federal level. Her practice is focused on immigration and nationality law, including employment- and family-based immigration. Her clients are local, national and international. She represents companies of all sizes across industries such as technology, health care, engineering services, primary and secondary education, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, manufacturing and finance.

About the Documentary
The Invisible Crisis: The Female Face Of Forced Migration is a short documentary produced by Centro Presente with Intercultural Productions that explores the causes of the migration of millions of women and their children from the nations of the Northern Triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras) to the United States. Through the first-hand testimonies of Centro Presente members, and women & immigrant rights advocates, we hear about the tremendous levels of lethal violence confronted by women in Central America and how flight to the United States remains their only option, not for a better life, but for any life at all. However, upon crossing the border after a perilous journey through Mexico into the U.S. these women find themselves once again the victims of a state-sponsored violence which continues their trauma.



For more information: Dr. Laurie Carlson: (508) 847-6972 or lcarlson@northshore.edu



NSCC has presented 38 Forums of Tolerance since 1996.

Fostering Social Connections While Aging: Engendering Compassion for Those with Dementia (2017)

Thinking Outside the Gender Box: Insights Into Being Transgender (2016)

Incarceration, Time Served, Now What? (2015)

Homelessness is a Social Justice Issue (2014)

Hope, Peace, Reconciliation and Love: The Messages of Tolerance by Marc Chagall in his Art and Literature (2013)

Many Faiths-One Family: A Celebration of Harmony and Humanity (2012)

Weaving Autism into Our Social Fabric (2011)

Bullying: See It For What It Is (2011)

Tolerance in a Time of Intolerance (2010)

Aging in America: Everybody's Doing It (2010)

Hope: Getting through the Hard Times (2009)

Opening the Door: What Does Gay Look Like? (2009)

Immigration Rights & Human Rights (2008)

A Focus on Africa (2008)

Exploring the Muslim World (2007)



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