People’s Forum

The city is the people. Without people there are no cities. The world of Coriolanus is politically ambiguous and so is our world. There are no clear solutions– only spectacle and the exposure of the performances of power. However, just as a name is not enough and often too much, action is the motor of change and the key to surfing the waves of transformations. Take action. Support the people in our world so that they can continue making new worlds. Below are some organizations that, I think, believe that the city is the people:


American Civil Liberties Union  Donate here.

Anti-Defamation League  Find your local affiliate here and donate here.

Black Lives Matter Find your local affiliate here and donate here.

Border Angels Donate here.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Donate and learn about ways to volunteer here.

Campaign Zero Fill out this survey to learn how to get involved.

Center for Reproductive Rights  Donate here.

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) Donate here.

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Donate here or find your local chapter here.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)  Donate here.

EarthJustice  Donate here, and sign up for action alerts here.

EMILY’s List  Donate here, or find out how to how to run for office here.

Lambda Legal Donate here.

Mazzoni Center Donate here and find information about volunteer opportunities here.

NARAL Pro-Choice America  Click here to donate and here to volunteer.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Donate here, and find your local chapter for more ways to get involved here.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund  Donate and learn about ways to get involved here.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) Click here to donate.

National Immigration Law Center Donate or learn how you can attend a local training here.

National Immigration Forum Donate here.

National Organization for Women (NOW) Donate here, and look for volunteer programs, like clinic escorting, on your local chapter’s page.

National Women’s Law Center  Donate here.

Native American Rights Fund Donate here.

New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault lists a number of ongoing volunteer opportunities in childcare, community training, rape crisis counseling, and legal advocacy here.

NextGen Climate Action  Click here to donate and click here to volunteer.

PEN America  Donate here.

Planned Parenthood Click here for nationwide volunteer opportunities (including as a clinic escort) and click here to donate.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Click here for information about how to volunteer for the hotline or in your community, and click here to donate.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Donate here.

Reproductive Health Access Project Click here to donate.

Running Start Donate here.

She Should Run You can donate here or anonymously ask a woman you know to run for office.

Sierra Club  Click here for ways to give.

Southern Poverty Law Center  Donate here.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project Click here to donate, and click here for to volunteer.

Union of Concerned Scientists  Donate here.

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights Donate here or learn about how you can volunteer as a Child Advocate in Chicago, New York, Houston, and Washington D.C. here.