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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 38th Forum on Tolerance April 20th and April 21st:

Fostering Social Connections While Aging: Engendering Compassion for Those with DEMENTIA

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

The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at 47.5 million and is projected to increase to 75.6 million by 2030. The number of cases of dementia are estimated to more than triple by 2050.

Among the struggles of individuals with dementia, the social isolation the disease can cause is one of the most devastating. A 2013 survey by the Alzheimer’s Society found that 38% of people with dementia felt lonely. Aside from mental health problems, this social isolation takes a negative physical toll as well.

In this forum, through education, kinesthetic learning, and listening to human stories, we hope to bring about empathy and understanding for those suffering from Dementia, and discuss ways to end the social isolation.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Lynn Campus Gymnasium
Directions to Lynn Campus

Keynote Speaker:
Alice Bonner, Secretary of Elder Affairs.

Performance: Archives & Etchings by Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion.

Friday, April 21, 2017
10:30am - 12:30pm
Danvers Campus DS119
Directions to Danvers Campus

Dr. Michael Sandberg & Professor Emeritus Thomas MacLachlan.

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

NSCC has presented 35 Forums of Tolerance since 1996.

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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