Thursday's District 7 forum moved to Roxbury Y

A Thursday night forum featuring District 7 candidates will be held at the Roxbury YMCA.

The forum, put together by a group of minority and neighborhood groups, starts at 6:30 p.m. The forum was originally slated for the Freedom House in Grove Hall.

Sponsoring groups include the New Democracy Coalition, the Union of Minority Neighborhoods, the Center for Church and Prison, the Cultural Café, and the College of Community and Public Service, among others. Organizers have said there will be no endorsement.

The six candidates currently on the ballot include Roxbury resident Danielle Renee Williams, former City Council At-Large candidate Tito Jackson, former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson’s son Cornell Mills, former State House aide Natalie Carithers, and perennial candidates Althea Garrison and Roy Owens.

The preliminary to winnow the field to two candidates is set for Feb. 15. The final special election is March 15.

The winner will fill out the rest of the term of former City Councillor Chuck Turner, who was jettisoned from the City Council after he was convicted of taking a $1,000 bribe.