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Keep the Conversation Going with these Great Organizations

Posted on June 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Forum’s mission is to use theatre to spark dialogue and strengthen community. We were honored to be able to produce Building the Wall, and to be a part of the crucial national conversation on immigration and human rights.

As we end Season 13 and prepare to launch Season 14, we hope that you'll keep the conversation – and the activism – going. If you left Building the Wall wondering what more you could do to fight for justice, equality, and peace in our communities, we invite you to check out the following great organizations.


Ayuda serves immigrants in the Washington, DC region, providing legal, social, and language access services. Ayuda supports immigrants from over 104 countries who reside in the DMV.

Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)

BAJI believes that a thriving multiracial democracy requires racial, social, and economic justice for all. BAJI was formed to bring Black voices together to advocate for equality and justice in our laws and our communities.

Center for Community Change

The CCC works to empower low-income people, particularly in communities of color, to make change that improves their communities and the public policies that affect their lives. Their work is based on the conviction that those most affected by economic and social injustice are the best equipped to identify what change is necessary, and to make it happen.

Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS)

CASS is a grassroots organization that works to empower people in the DC metropolitan area to build a community free from public harassment, particularly sexual harassment, and assault. They also provide bystander training, and two amazing CASS volunteers led a post-Wall discussion.

DC Justice for Muslims Coalition

The mission of DC Justice for Muslims Coalition (DCJMC) is to combat institutional and structural Islamophobia in the DC metro area through education, grassroots organizing, advocacy, and policy change.

Many Languages One Voice (MLOV)

MLOV fosters leadership and facilitates community-led initiatives to increase the meaningful inclusion of immigrants in the District of Columbia who do not speak English as their primary language.

Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC)

NVRDC empowers victims of all crimes to achieve survivor-defined justice through a collaborative continuum of advocacy, case management, and legal services.

Showing up for Racial Justice DC/Showing up for Racial Justice Montgomery County (SURJ)

SURJ is a national group that seeks to organize white people to dismantle white supremacy and support racial justice movements.

In DC, SURJ focuses on how they can best support and follow the leadership of black- and people of color-led organizing work, including Black Lives Matter-DC, the Stop Police Terror ProjectEmpowerDC, and ONE DC.  The Montgomery County group is newly formed and currently looking to build capacity.

Still want to learn more? Try these resources:

We invite you to share your favorite organizations with us, as well!



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