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John Paul Stevens, 1920-2019: Stories From His Houston Appearance


supreme-court-justice-john-paul-stevensby Randall Morton, President, Founder, The Progressive Forum

Jared Diamond at The Progressive Forum May 12

One of the deepest thinkers of our time, Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond returns to The Progressive Forum on Sunday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Emanu El. Diamond will discuss his upcoming book, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis.

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Leading Climate Scientist, at The Progressive Forum April 19

Program: Mitigate and Adapt--Or Suffer: Planning for Climate Resilience in Houston’s Post-Harvey World

Press Release: Anthony Romero at The Progressive Forum November 6, 2017


For release: September 14, 2017

Anthony Romero, Executive Director of ACLU at The Progressive Forum November 6

The Progressive Forum Reopens After Hiatus of Three-and-a-half Years

Anthony Romero

Letter from Randall Morton: Relaunching!

Greetings All,
I’m excited to be working on our next event! After a three-and-a-half year hiatus, we are relaunching The Progressive Forum. In this dangerous time of a Trump Presidency, I believe we need it more than ever. But more deeply, personally, I’ve missed the engagement, the sharing of real values, and the fire of tribal gatherings.

Letter from Randall Morton: Our closing event

Greetings All,
After nine years of sharing the warm light of a tribal campfire with you, a gathering of kindred spirits with the great minds, we are ending our theatrical events and continuing the mission online. I will miss you.

Press Release: Bill McKibben at The Progressive Forum April 21, 2014


For Release: September 25, 2014

Bill McKibbenEnvironmental activist Bill McKibben returns to The Progressive Forum on April 21, 2014, at the Wortham Center, Cullen Theater at 7:30. McKibben will sign books and greet fans at the end of the evening.

Press Release: Cecile Richards at The Progressive Forum January 27, 2014


For release: December 4, 2013

Cecile RichardsThe President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Cecile Richards, will be at The Progressive Forum on January 27, 2014, at the Wortham Center, Cullen Theater at 7:30.

Tickets range from $19 to $79. Tickets are available at or by calling 832-251-0706. There is no physical box office except at the theater on event night.