ForumThinks programs are hosted by our community partners to provide a deeper understanding of Forum topics. Events include book groups, discussion panels, photography exhibits, documentary screenings, and more.

All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP on our Facebook page at or email

The 2016 ForumThinks program is sponsored by:umass-logo

2016 Events

Screening of “Documented”
A film by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented American Jose Antonio Vargas

September 28, 6:30 p.m.
Springfield Central Library
220 State St, Springfield, MA 01103


Financial Empowerment for Teens Grades 8-12
An interactive program by experts who know finance and fun

Plus free Pizza!
October 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts
301 Kelly Way, Holyoke, MA 01040


The 2016 Election: A Panel Discussion
Moderated by Julie Walsh, Ph.D.

November 3, 7:00 p.m.
Karen Sprague Center for the Cultural Arts
West Wing Gallery
American International College
1000 State Street, Springfield, MA 01109