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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 41st Forum on Tolerance, October 19th and 20th.

Power, Privilege, Progress: Awareness to Action. A White Privilege Symposium.

A Two-Day, Lynn Campus Event
NSCC Students FREE for both days. Space is limited. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

An engaging, deep learning experience with an exchanging of ideas on the issues of privilege and power in the history of our country. With the help of outstanding keynote speakers and dynamic workshops, we will explore issues such as income inequality, disparities in the justice system, and barriers to education and employment, as impediments to progress.

This is not about blame; it is about increasing our awareness, building alliances, and taking action. Your attendance is an investment in the future of our communities, which are enriched by diverse experiences.

Our outstanding keynote speakers include:

  • Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park Five, who after years of incarceration was exonerated and now speaks out on social justice.
  • Barbara J. Love, Professor Emerita of Social Justice Education at UMass Amherst.
  • Jacqueline Battalora, author of Birth of a White Nation.

Distinguished workshop presenters include:

  • Claudia Fox Tree, from The Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness.
  • Eddie Moore, Jr., author and editor of The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys and Executive Director of The Privilege Institute.
  • Debby Irving, author of Waking up White
  • Chuck Collins, author of Born on Third Base

We invite everyone to participate in this dialogue. These issues have never been more important than they are today. Contact us with any questions you may have.


Friday October 19th
6:00 - 9:00pm (FREE)
Lynn Campus Gym
Directions to Lynn Campus

Saturday October 20th
9:00am - 5:00pm (see tickets below)
Lynn Campus Gym
Directions to Lynn Campus

TICKETS for Sat. event: $75 ($50 for students. NSCC students FREE. Register online) Scholarships are available on an "as needed" basis.

Registration and Information
Space is LIMITED! RESERVE your seats online or call 920-489-2988

This event is produced and hosted by:
The Privilege Institute
American Association of University Women - North Shore Area Branch
North Shore Community College, Forum on Tolerance

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



NSCC has presented 39 Forums of Tolerance since 1996.

Respect and Inclusion: Supporting the Struggles of our Immigrant Community (2017)

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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