Often, those who have paid their debt to society find themselves stigmatized by having a criminal record. North Shore Community College’s (NSCC) 35th Forum on Tolerance, Incarceration, Time Served, Now What?, 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.
This free, two-day, two-campus event is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 10:30a.m. – 12:20 p.m. at NSCC’s Danvers Campus, 1 Ferncroft Road, Room DS119 and on Thursday, October 22, 6:15 – 8:30p.m. at the Lynn Campus gym, 300 Broad Street.
The Danvers event topic, When the Punishment doesn’t Fit the Crime: Drug Related Offenses and Mass Incarceration, will feature keynote speakers NSCC professor Steven Chisholm and author and activist Sarah Lovell.
The Lynn event, Now What? Faces of Healing After Incarceration, will have keynote speaker Ruben Holguin, an NSCC student and motivational speaker, leading the forum. Following the keynote speaker will be a panel discussion, Second Chances for Criminal Offenders: History, Reforms and Rehabilitation Programs,” with NSCC Criminal Justice faculty member, Dr. Gina Curcio, and UMass-Dartmouth professor, Dr. Robert Waxler.
For more information, check out Forums on Tolerance http://www.northshore.edu/tolerance/ or contact Dr. Laurie Carlson at (508) 847-6972, [email protected]