CT Forum - Friday, March 16th: 8 - 10 PM

Bushnell in Hartford

For Westfield Academy students only

Sign-up is closed

(If we fill up prior to this date we will announce that sign-up is closing early)

The State of Journalism and the News

MODERATED BY John Dankosky

This Forum will feature panelists David Fahrenthold, Huge Hewitt, and Joy Reid.

Join us for a night of live, unscripted hilarity with some of our favorite funny people!
Comedy can be a mirror to the world, a way in which to get at the truth. Our panel of smart, witty comics will help us see the truth about our world and ourselves, and provide us with the best medicine of all – laughter.


  1. These programs are geared for adults and there is no way to know beforehand exactly what will be discussed. Because the evening is meant for adults, please make sure your child understands and is willing and able to sit through a couple of hours of discussion.

  2. The Forum requires each recipient of a ticket to complete a survey after attending the Forum.  These surveys allow the Forum to continue to receive the funding that subsidizes these tickets. Westfield students who attend a Forum need to complete this survey within 3 days of attending the Forum and send an email to westfieldacad@gmail.com letting us know that you have submitted it. Failure to do so will compromise the student's ability to attend future Forum events.

  3. There is no guarantee everyone who requests a ticket will receive one.

    • These programs are very popular. Everyone who receives a ticket will be emailed and everyone else who wants one will be placed on a wait list.

  4. Unfortunately, Mrs. H. can't request tickets for adults; these tickets are for the debate students only. Any extra tickets will be opened up to siblings of debate students.

  5. By requesting a ticket, you are promising that you will either be there or, if something comes up, that you will take on the responsibility to find another student to attend.

Day of the Event

Mrs. H. will meet all students at the Bushnell at 7:20 at the Box Office which is in the theater addition to the south of the main building (the normal gathering spot). If you have trouble finding Mrs. H., her cell is 860-869-0513. Free parking is available across the street from the Bushnell. There are parking attendants to guide you. Parking and driving directions are here.

Once all students have arrived you will go together as a group to get the tickets so please do your best to not be late. The complimentary tickets must be picked up before 7:30 or they will be given away. At the ticket table, please all say, "Thank you" because they are extremely generous to Westfield. Many of the tickets they give us are worth $55 each.

Please remind your student that during the forum:

  • All phones should be off and unused during the event
  • Side conversations should be minimal to none

The Forum usually continues until about 10:15. You can call the Bushnell and ask them if they can give you a definite ending time if you need one. Parents, please be there to pick up your children at the end of the Forum. You can meet them right outside the main doors on the steps.