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 for many of the social change movements … Continued

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 a pastor, documentary filmmaker, theologian, and organizer, … Continued

Katherine Power

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In December 2012, Katherine Power spoke to the Jamaica Plain Forum about seeking peace and reconciliation in the wake of being an accomplice to a heinous crime.  In 1970, Katherine Power was a Brandeis student who went from being an … Continued

Junot Diaz

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As part of our Fall 2013 immigration series, Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winning author, explored the youth immigrant experience through short fiction from his book, Drown.  Praise for Drown: “This stunning collection of stories offers an unsentimental glimpse of life among the … Continued

Bernie Sanders

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The JP Forum hosted Vermont Senator Bernard Sanders, in his only public Boston appearance, in the Fall of 2010.  Bernie is the longest serving independent member of Congress in U.S. history. He has been an outspoken champion for peace, worker … Continued

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