Ford Hall Forum is back with a fresh new slate of controversial topics!

Jay Smooth (The Ill Doctrine), Spectra Speaks (Spectra Speaks), Andrew Ti (Yo, Is This Racist?)
Moderated by Callie Crossley (WGBH’s Under the Radar with Callie Crossley)

Thursday, October 2, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

African Meeting House, Museum of African American History

Eric Steenstra (Hemp Industries Association), Cara Crabb-Burnham (Mass NORML), and Michael Head (Beacon Hill Institute)
Moderated by Don Tye (Prince Lobel Tye)

NEW TIME: Thursday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University

“What would Jesus think of Catholicism today?” -Audience member
“He would wonder why women weren’t running the place.” -Carroll

“Ma, did you hear that Pope Pious XII said that you don’t have to be Catholic for salvation?” -Young Jim Carroll
“Yeah.” -His mother
“But I thought we believed that!” -Young Jim
“We DID.” -His mother

“Should the concept of priests be abolished?” -Audience member

“The Church has been at the center of beauty…Should [their art] be sold to dot-com billionaires and put in private places?” -Carroll

“The Pope put the issue of poverty on the global agenda.” -Carroll

“They said that the Vatican’s obligation extends only to Vatican City!” -Carroll

“[The Catholic Church and the UN] are human institutions, with human beings that fail.” -Carroll