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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 35th Forum on Tolerance October 21 - 22:

Incarceration, Time Served, Now What?

A Two-Day, Two-Campus Event

According the ACLU, the U.S. has 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prison population. Those who have paid their debt to society often find themselves stigmatized by having a criminal record. Many of these citizens have been convicted of crimes as a result of the criminalization of addiction in our society. This forum focuses on understanding and healing for those reentering the community after a conviction, the community that accepts them, and the criminal justice system as a whole.

When the Punishment doesn't Fit the Crime: Drug Related Offenses and Mass Incarceration
Keynote Speakers: Professor Steven Chisholm and author and activist Sarah Lovell.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
10:30 am - 12:20 pm
Danvers Campus
Math & Science Building, DS 119
Directions to Danvers Campus

Now What? Faces of Healing After Incarceration
Keynote Speaker: NSCC Student and motivational speaker, Ruben Holguin
Panel Discussion: "Second Chances for Criminal Offenders: History, Reforms and Rehabilitation Programs," with Dr. Gina Curcio and Dr. Robert Waxler
Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Lynn Campus Gymnasium
Directions to Lynn Campus


For more information: Dr. Laurie Carlson: (508) 847-6972

NSCC has presented 34 Forums of Tolerance since 1996.

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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