UPDATE: The location of the forum has changed.
JP Progressives is hosting its second at-large City Councilor candidates forum on June 3.
The forum was going to be hosted at Forest Hills Covenant Church, but JP Progressives changed the forum location because the church is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination, which does not support marriage equality.
"This particular congregation is in the process of defining its own position on these issues, but until the church is unequivocally affirming of LGBTQ+ rights, we will not be able to hold events at this location," said an email from JP Progressives. "We applaud the Forest Hills Covenant Church’s commitment to many issues of social justice, and hope that as we celebrate Pride Month and Jamaica Plain’s history of leadership on LGBTQ+ rights, they find their way to full equality for LGBTQ+ members of our community."
Tanisha Sullivan, president of NAACP Boston, will be the moderator for the forum.
As of May 29, the following candidates have been confirmed:
- Michelle Wu
- Annissa Essaibi-George
- Alejandra St. Guillen
- David Halbert
- Julia Mejia
- Priscilla Flint-Banks
The first candidates forum can be seen here: