Organizing Strategy and Practice


The mission of The Forge is to elevate the strategy and practice of organizing through the sharing of ideas, methods, history, and inspiration, and by building connection and community among organizers and between sectors of the progressive movement.


Editorial Advisory Board 

The Editorial Advisory Board comprises leading organizers and strategists who offer key leadership and guidance to the endeavor. 

  • Ana Maria Archila, Center for Popular Democracy

  • DaMareo Cooper, Center for Popular Democracy

  • Andrea Dehlendorf, United for Respect

  • Farhad Ebrahimi, Chorus Foundation

  • Jennifer Epps-Addison, Center for Popular Democracy

  • Janice Fine, Rutgers University

  • Andrew Friedman, Action Lab

  • Arlene Inouye, United Teachers Los Angeles 

  • Lauren Jacobs, PowerSwitch Action 

  • Brian Kettenring, Hewlett Foundation
  • Greisa Martinez, United We Dream 

  • Analilia Mejia, Center for Popular Democracy

  • Maurice Mitchell, Working Families Party

  • Solana Rice, Liberation in a Generation 

  • Doran Schrantz, ISAIAH Minnesota 

  • Anthony Thigpenn, California Calls 

  • Dorian Warren, Community Change

  • Miya Yoshitani, APEN


Publishing Committee 

The Publishing Committee is the main working group behind The Forge.  

  • Drew Astolfi, Community Change

  • Holly Craig-Wehrle, UC-AFT Local 1474

  • Ben Chin, Maine People’s Alliance

  • Domenica Ghanem, Community Change

  • Mat Hanson, DC Action for Children

  • Carlos Jimenez, AFL-CIO

  • Dave Kamper, New Brookwood Labor College

  • Apolonio Morales, CHIRLA

  • Aliya Sabharwal, Americans for Financial Reform

  • Chris Sturgis, Leaning Edge

  • Ericka Taylor, Take On Wall Street 


Publisher: Miski Noor

Editor-in-Chief: Clarissa Brooks

Contributing Editor: Akin Olla


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The Forge is a publication; the views expressed in the pieces we publish do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the journal, and the presence of an article on the site does not constitute an endorsement by The Forge. Articles have been published and made available for educational purposes, to foster dialogue, and to strengthen organizing work in real time.