JP Forum Spring 2014 SpeakersThe Jamaica Plain Forum has ventured far and wide over the last six months, engaging in relevant and timely discussions ranging from ending mass incarceration with Jobs Not Jails to strengthening our social movements with Class Action’s Betsy Leondar-Wright.

Charles Eisenstein welcomed in the New Year with nearly three hundred of us, challenging us all to recognize the gift of presence in every circumstance, even on that cold and wintery New England night.

The neighborhood once again turned out for the fourth annual State of Our Neighborhood meeting where hundreds of neighbors joined together for a paramount discussion about racial justice and equity in JP.

We were inspired to persevere against the odds by long-time water activist Maude Barlow, energized to think more collaboratively by the spirited storyteller Chris Crass, and encouraged to imagine a city built for all by city planner and political advisor Bruce Seifer.

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At each forum, we watched people engage in unique and relevant learnings while growing together in community.

At the Jamaica Plain Forum, we do our best to attract speakers who bring new and relevant ideas to spur us on in our individual and collective journeys toward a better world.

We know that a healthy and vibrant neighborhood must engage in both challenging and inspiring conversations that allow space for the voices of every individual to rise.

For those of you who are part of the ever learning and ever growing community that is the Jamaica Plain Forum, I invite you to give a gift today as a token of your investment in community conversations that shape our neighborhood and our planet.

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You can also mail in your donation.  Make checks payable to “The Jamaica Plain Forum” and send to IPS New England Office, 30 Germania St. Bld. L, Boston, MA 02130.


Thank you for your generosity!

Chuck Collins and the JP Forum Team


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George Marshall: Climate Change Denial

Event info: Thursday 4 September 2014 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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