The Cape Ann Forum seeks to engage the public in conversations about the rapidly changing social and political environment in which we live and what we can do to make it a better, safer place. We present free, public forums that bring experience and perspectives not often represented in the mainstream media and that give voice to citizens whose concerns, hopes and fears are too often lost or ignored.


Next Forum

The News Revolution

Christopher Lydon & Kunal Jasty
Host & Producer, Radio Open Source
May 4, 2014 - 7:00pm
Gloucester City Hall

Nationally syndicated radio commentator Christopher Lydon and Columbia University student and producer Kunal Jasty will explore the growing gulf in how the older and younger generations keep up with our rapidly changing world. “There’s a good public conversation to be had between the newspaper and the digital generations about what we need to know and where to find it,” says Lydon, who has been called “the last newspaper guy and the first podcaster” for his innovative use of new media.  read more »

Last Forum

Journey to Armenia: Three Generations from Genocide

Nubar and Abby Alexanian
Documentary filmmakers
February 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main Street, Gloucester

Father/daughter duo Nubar and Abby Alexanian will show scenes from their work-in-progress “Journey to Armenia: Three Generations from Genocide” at the first Cape Ann Forum of the year. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.  read more »