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The Moral Imperative of Revolt

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Chris Hedges returned to the JP Forum last night and a huge crowd gathered to hear him speak in the Sanctuary of First Church JP.   With great anticipation, we all listened to... READ MORE

Featured Speakers

Judy Wicks

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Nationally renowned activist, entrepreneur and local economy pioneer, Judy Wicks, joined the Jamaica Plain Forum in June 2013, for a discussion of her book, Good Morning, Beautiful Business.  Good Morning, Beautiful Business is a memoir about the evolution of... READ MORE

Bill McKibben

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Bill McKibben, acclaimed climate change activist and founder of the international movement 350.org, gave a talk to the JP Forum: Building a Movement with Hope.  What do a rabbi, a bishop a minister... READ MORE

Juliet Schor

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In Fall 2010,  economist and bestselling author Juliet B. Schor of Boston College discussed her book “Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth” at the Jamaica Plain Forum. Schor proposes a path to... READ MORE

Charles Eisenstein

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In January 2014, author Charles Eisenstein, presented on his latest book, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible.   As our social and ecological crisis deepens, what is our next step as... READ MORE

Ellen Sweets

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Ellen Sweets, author of Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins, joined the JP Forum in April 2013 to share stories from her friendship with Ivins, and to taste some recipes from the book prepared by some... READ MORE

David Cay Johnston

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David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and author of Free Lunch and Perfectly Legal, joined us on Tax Day 2014, for a conversation on taxes and inequality.  While at The New York Times, Johnston won the... READ MORE

Frances Moore Lappe

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Frances Moore Lappe spoke to the Jamaica Plain Forum in 2007. She presented her latest book, Getting A Grip: Clarity, Creativity and Courage in a World Gone Mad, and addressed the topic “When Hope Triumphs... READ MORE

Chris Hedges

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In early 2014, the JP Forum hosted Chris Hedges, acclaimed author and cultural critic, who presented on his latest book Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.  For decades the liberal class was a defense... READ MORE

Hollis Watkins Sr.

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In 2012, the JP Forum celebrated 80 years of progressive organizing with the Highlander Center. We were joined by Civil Rights leader Hollis Watkins and Highlander Center Director Pam McMichael. The Highlander Center was training ground... READ MORE

Ralph Nader

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Ralph Nader, America’s stalwart fighter against corporate abuse, best selling author and presidential candidate, talked about new strategies to build economic equality and his new fiction book, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us.... READ MORE

Pam McMichael

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In 2012, the JP Forum celebrated 80 years of progressive organizing with the Highlander Center. We were joined by Civil Rights leader Hollis Watkins and Highlander Center Director Pam McMichael. The Highlander Center was training ground... READ MORE

Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

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In the Spring of 2012, Rev. Osagayefo Sekou joined the JP Forum for a conversation about his new book, Gods, Gays, and Guns, and his reflections on the role of religion in our global democracy.   As... READ MORE