The Unlikely Catholic Activist Who Believed in Civil Disobedience ‘Animated by Love’

Dorothy Day’s Legacy Continues to This Day Through Followers Like Martin Gugino, the 75-Year-Old Protestor Shoved by Buffalo Police

On June 5, 2020, in the midst of a nonviolent Black Lives Matter protest in Buffalo, New York, 75-year-old Martin Gugino, a longtime peace activist, approached a line of riot police to hand over an officer’s helmet that had dropped to the ground. He was pushed to the sidewalk by the riot police, who then proceeded to walk around him as he lay unconscious, bleeding profusely from his ear, on the concrete. When an officer attempted to bend down to see how badly Gugino was hurt, another officer pushed him …

How Americans Learned to Condemn Drunk Driving

In the 1980s, Liberal Activists and Anti-Drug Conservatives Joined Forces to Override a Libertarian Ethos

At a traffic safety conference in 1980, a Californian named Candy Lightner delivered her first public speech about a 13-year-old freckle-faced girl who had recently been killed by a drunk …

How the Myth of Childhood Innocence Undermines Teenage Activism

Kids Are on the Front Lines of Society's Problems, but They're Treated as Less Than Full Citizens

Since the 1960s, so-called “youth movements” worldwide have been led by college-aged students. What has been less accepted, and less noted, is that children under 18 also have participated in …

A High Flying Artist Never Forgot the People Working the Land

Among José Montoya’s Abundant Creative Output Are Thousands of Sketches Documenting Chicano Life

When Richard Montoya started organizing an exhibition of his father’s art, he was astonished at the sheer number of sketches he found. He and his co-curator, Selene Preciado, eventually chose …