46th Forum On Tolerance
Virtual Event from October 18-21, 2021
What does Asian American mean? Identities, Struggles, & Contributions
The need for this forum was spurred by the devastating 149 percent increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in American cities since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are also aware that such sentiments that exclude, stereotype, and target Asian-Americans have existed well before the recent pandemic. What we hope to achieve with this forum is to share a variety of unique human stories that explore the many Identities, Struggles, & Contributions of Asian-Americans. We hope that all participants will also share their unique answers to the question, “What does Asian-American mean?”
To see the entire schedule of events, session topics and to register for sessions, click here.
Congratulations to Corporal Bianca Louf and Corporal John Fortes!
Campus Police Officers Bianca Louf and John Fortes were both recently promoted to CPO-II, the rank of corporal. Corporal Louf will serve as the FIRST woman AND woman of color supervisor EVER to serve in NSCC's Campus Police department. Please join Campus Police Chief Dave Cook and me in congratulating Corporal Louf and Corporal Fortes!
Learning More and Recognizing Indigenous Peoples' Day
In recognition of October 11's holiday as Indigenous Peoples' Day, particularly as more Massachusetts lawmakers and advocates push for statewide change to have it established, I invite the NSCC community to join me in learning more about our country's history of colonization, settler colonialism, and the reclamation of Indigenous history with respect to Native peoples and land. Join me in participating in the 21-Day Racial Equity Indigenous Challenge by the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness (MCNAA).
Honoring National Coming Out Day with Student Engagement and Queer Straight Alliance: Free Pizza & Movie, 'Coming Out,' Wednesday, October 13t at 6:00 PM, All Welcome
Join Digital Commonwealth for "Building Bridges of Inclusion: Creating Dynamic Learning Relationships", Free Event, October 20 2021, 1-2PM EDT with Professor Troy Smith. North Shore Community College
FREE Registration: https://
Continuing to Celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
Now Available to View: Combatting Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racism and Increasing AAPI Leadership in Higher Education
INSIGHT Into Diversity's webinar focused on the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community across higher education is now available to view and share.
com/aapiwebinarto watch the webinar now.
You can find this and other webinars that INSIGHT has hosted here.
Additional upcoming events:
--Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mass STEM Week
Celebrate Mass STEM Week which officially starts on October 18! A full schedule of fun, fun STEM events is located here!
RH Perry is pleased to assist North Shore Community College in its Chief Academic Officer Search. We realize that you are extremely busy this time of the year. However, we hope you will make time to attend a constituent group Zoom meeting with us. Click on the schedule of constituent group meetings.
--Thanh Giddarie, Interim VP of HR/Payroll, email@example.com
All employees and any students studying or coming to campus must be fully vaccinated
by January 2022 President William Heineman announced on September 20.
The decision was made unanimously by the Presidents of all the state’s 15 community colleges.
“During the last eighteen months, the Massachusetts Community Colleges have prioritized the health and safety of our communities while also recognizing that many of our students have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While a significant number of students, faculty, and staff are already vaccinated or are in the process of becoming vaccinated, the fifteen colleges are seeking to increase the health and safety of the learning and working environment in light of the ongoing public health concerns and current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” it was noted in a joint statement.
Students who seek to register for courses that do not include any in-person component, and who do not plan to come on campus for any reason for the Spring 2022 semester, will not be required to provide documentation of vaccination.
The announcement comes amid a rise in the number of new cases of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth, the increased access and availability of vaccines, the Food & Drug Administration’s full and pending approval of available vaccines, and CDC guidance that the COVID-19 vaccine has been proven to be extremely safe and highly effective at preventing infection, severe disease, hospitalization, and death, the requirement is aimed at ensuring the safest learning and working environment possible for the more than 135,000 students served by the community colleges each year.
“The Massachusetts Community Colleges are committed to ensuring vaccination status is not a barrier to students and will continue offering a range of virtual learning opportunities and services,” Heineman said.
20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty-minute snippets.
For the week of October 11th - How Can I Teach Soft Skills to Better Prepare Students for the Workplace?
Directions for Accessing the Link to the Presentation and Supplemental Materials
Select the URL link below to access the presentation and to print the supplemental materials. (You may also copy and paste the URL into your browser’s address bar.) Supplemental materials are available to view and print now.
New presentations go live at 10:00am each Monday morning and are only accessible through Sunday.
The series is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation – we would appreciate your input!
--Andrea Milligan, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START YOUR WEEK!!
Welcome to the
Equality & Equity Project
As part of our commitment to Anti-Racism, Diversity & Inclusion, the Equality & Equity Project will provide historical and present-day information about the contributions, challenges, culture, and daily lives of the many vital groups that make up our NSCC community, and the larger world.
We invite you to visit often, reflect on what you see and read, discuss it with others and, hopefully, expand your knowledge base, appreciation, and understanding of groups beyond your own.
Think about this:
Rainbow-Washing is when a business publicly shows support for the LGBTQ+ community, (think: changing social media avatars or publishing support statements at the start of Pride Month) but privately engages in practices that are detrimental to those who identify as LGBTQ+.
If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore.
Kickoff is on the Lynn Campus, East Wing outdoor courtyard
Click here to register
Join us for inspiration & education for all ages and family members
Free pizza & movie event Wed Oct 13th at 6pm
Students will receive free gift card
Click here to sign up.
Mobile Food Markets (Danvers Campus Only)
Free farmers market-style distribution of food, fresh fruits and vegetables. Open to the entire college community. Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, NSCC's mobile markets will look a little different this semester. The mobile market will only be offered on the Danvers Campus and will only be open to NSCC students, faculty and staff. Registration will be required for each monthly market. It will be curbside pick up and you will receive a time to pick up in your confirmation email.
Please click the date below to complete the registration form.
Fall 2021 Semester Dates Spring 2022 Semester Dates
*Please note registration will be required for each monthly market. Be sure to sign up for the ones you would like to attend.
**Market Sign Up closed. Please reach out to Amanda Dooling at email@example.com
If you need food assistance please complete the Here to Help Application.
If you are a Lynn student requiring food assistance, please complete the NSCC Here to Help Application.
Sunday tutoring hours now available!
In addition to the tutoring hours listed in the above flyer, your students can now schedule remote sessions with our tutors between the hours of 4pm and 8pm on Sundays. For the near future, we are piloting limited service during these hours. Subjects currently available at these times are writing, ESL, statistics, math 110, and selected history, psychology, and other courses.
Students can request a session here: https://northshore.libanswers.