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October 2017

Insights on the Affordable Care Act

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Come hear John McDonough and Rep. Liz Malia at the JP Forum October 17th 6:30 pm First Church JP | in the Parish Hall Co-hosted with Addams Richards Tubman Institute   We welcome back former Jamaica Plain State Representative John McDonough, the champion of the Massachusetts health care system, which served as a national model for the Affordable Care Act. John and current State Representative Liz Malia will reflect on two decades of working to expand quality health care coverage. They…

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Class Consciousness: Talking to Kids, Schools and Parents

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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First Church JP | in the Parish Hall   One of the most toxic and unspoken ways in which children and teens are shamed or bullied or simply made anxious has to do with social class. Talking about privilege or economic struggle could—and perhaps should--start at home, but parents often don’t have the tools with which to explain our country’s vast inequalities and the ways they may impact school culture. Education is supposed to be the great equalizer but teachers…

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November 2017

Todd Miller “Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security”

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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The living world, my child, is calling on us to make bridges, not boarder. The world is calling on us to build bridges across language barriers, gender barriers, social barriers, racial barriers, and generational barriers."

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December 2017

Winona LaDuke: Celebrating a Decade of Community Conversations

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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The Jamaica Plain Forum is 10 years old! We would like to invite you, on behalf of the Jamaica Plain Forum, to Celebrating a Decade of Community Conversations on Friday, December 8th, featuring Winona LaDuke of Honor Our Earth as keynote speaker. Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is a two time vice presidential candidate for the Green Party.…

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