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Thinking outside the gender box

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 36th Forum on Tolerance April 14 and 15:

Thinking Outside the Gender Box: Insights Into Being Transgender

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

Transgender people, and particularly transgender women of color, are disproportionately affected by hate violence in our communities (GLAAD). In 2015, 20 transgender people lost their lives to hate crimes. Through understanding and empathy this forum seeks to make our community safer for transgender individuals.

I am Trans
Keynote Speakers: Alishia Ouellette, First Massachusetts firefighter to transition while on the job.

Stepping In and Out of the Box
Panelists: Dr. Tiffany Magnolia and Dr. Kara Kaufman.

Stories From the Heart
Panelists: Marcia Garber and others.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
6:15pm - 8:45pm
Lynn Campus Gymnasium
Directions to Lynn Campus

Safe Zone Training
Trainer: Brian Falter, Assistant Coordinator of Student Life.
Friday, April 15, 2016
10:30am - 12:30pm
Danvers Campus
Room DS-119
Directions to Danvers Campus


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

NSCC has presented 35 Forums of Tolerance since 1996.

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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