For 44 years progressives in South Florida have been enlightened by a series of weekly talks on provocative current issues presented by activists, academics, and authors. You'll not find anything like this elsewhere.

A word from our President

Dear Deerfield Progressive Forum members,


Thank you all for your support and participation throughout  the 2022 season.  The impressive list of subjects addressed by our knowledgeable speakers follows.


Plan to join us in January, 2023 for our 45th year of stimulating programs.


Please invite anyone interested in progressive issues to be added to our emailing list by sending a request to :

All my best wishes,

Carol Stock, President


Here is the list of speakers who spoke to us this past year.  Next year's program is looking to be excellent too.  It's still a work in progress.
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Robert T Walker

Jan. 8

"The Disappearing Rainforest and the Killing of the Amazon"


Sarah Couture

 Florida State Director,

 Fines and Fees Justice Center (FFJC)

Jan. 15

"The Injustice of the Fees & Fines System"

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Terri Kennedy

Founder & CEO, Power Living, Author | Producer | Advocate for Elder Dignity & Guardianship Reform

Jan. 22

"Guardianship & the Elderly:  The Perfect Crime" 

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Phyllis Bennis

Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies

Jan. 29

" What are the Issues Facing the Palestinians today? "

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Wilson Perez

Staff member with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)

Feb. 5

"The Struggles of the Immokalee Workers"

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Dick Lowenthal

Professor Emeritus, New Jersey City University and Big Band Conductor

Feb. 12

"Jews, Jazz and Race"


Clifford Connor

Teacher of Science History, CUNY Graduate Center

Feb. 26

"The Tragedy of American Science"

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Les Leopold

Co-founder and director, 

The Labor Institute

March 05

"Holocaust Remembrance"

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Elsa Maria Mota

Bertha Justice Fellow at the Center for Constitutional  Rights

March 12

  “Death by Incarceration – Is life without parole the answer?”


Phyllis Bennis

Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies

March 19

"Afghanistan and the Aftermath of the U.S. Withdrawal"