Boston Mayoral Forums at UMass Boston | Sept 19

The Boston FoundationWBUR, and the University of Massachusetts Boston’s McCormack School of Public Policy and Global Studies and College of Advancing and Professional Studies today announced they will partner to host a pair of forums this fall with candidates for mayor of Boston. The series will focus on how the candidates will address the varied needs of Boston’s residents, businesses, and neighborhoods, spark innovation and support urban communities.

The forums will be hosted at UMass Boston’s Campus Center. They will be broadcast live on 90.9 FM, WBUR with live streaming at and video streaming live on UMass Boston’s website, The first forum, onThursday, September 19 at 7 p.m., will be a two-hour discussion open to all 12 candidates on the ballot for the September 24th preliminary election. The second, on Wednesday, October 9, at 7 p.m., will feature the two mayoral finalists who meet in the November 5th election.

The forums will explore a full range of issues, including how the candidates would address the persistent disparities among Boston residents in income, education, and opportunity. The questions will be informed by the work of the McCormack Graduate School and the Boston Indicators Project at the Boston Foundation, which has tracked Boston’s success on more than 200 measures for more than a decade. More specific details will be released closer to the events.

Registration for September 19 is available at Registration is required.

Information used from UMass Boston.