• $RAAQF2U

    Risky Business or Economic Boost?: The Real Cost of the Boston Olympics

    Andrew Zimbalist, author of Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, will discuss his new book in relation to Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.
  • vicki robins

    Blessing the Hands that Feed Us: Lessons From a 10 Mile Diet with Vicki Robin

    Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life, will present on her new book and the challenge of living solely on food sourced within ten miles of her home.
  • Chris Hedges

    The Moral Imperative of Revolt with Chris Hedges

    What does it take to be a modern day rebel? Join us in welcoming the Pulitzer Prize Winner, Chris Hedges as he debuts his latest book, Wages of Rebellion.
  • $RAAQF2U

    Risky Business or Economic Boost?: The Real Cost of the Boston Olympics

    Andrew Zimbalist, author of Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, will discuss his new book in relation to Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.
  • vicki robins

    Blessing the Hands that Feed Us: Lessons From a 10 Mile Diet with Vicki Robin

    Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life, will present on her new book and the challenge of living solely on food sourced within ten miles of her home.
  • Chris Hedges

    The Moral Imperative of Revolt with Chris Hedges

    What does it take to be a modern day rebel? Join us in welcoming the Pulitzer Prize Winner, Chris Hedges as he debuts his latest book, Wages of Rebellion.

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The US premier of Haitian Perspectives In Film took place at this week’s Jamaica Plain Forum. Six short documentaries made by six newly trained Haitian filmmakers illustrated the powerful connection between work and... READ MORE

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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

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

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

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