People Power

National Parks Are Used Mostly By Older White People. Here’s Why That Needs to Change
by Lornet ­­­­­­­­­­­­Turnbull
With its history of segregation, the Park Service has had a rocky relationship with race. But if youth of color don’t connect with the outdoors, who will be its future stewards?
In Photos: The Indigenous Protectors of the World’s Most Sacred Places
by Christopher McLeod
All around the world, sites sacred to indigenous people are besieged by mining, tourism, and other threats. Meet the groups safeguarding and restoring them.
Want to Hire a Worker-Owned Co-op? There’s an App for That
by Michelle Stearn
Coopify wants to bring a sense of community to the app-based booking world by connecting worker-owned cooperatives and other low-income task workers directly with consumers.
The Seed-Saving Farmers Securing the Future of Food
by Erin Sagen
The problems of—and the solutions for—our industrialized food system start at the most basic level: the seed.
Progressive Politics Don’t Feel So Inclusive When You’re Latino
by Roberto Lovato
Failing to understand the interests of 55 million Latinos has been one of the greatest political failures of our time. Latinos want to be heard on more than just immigration issues.
Why Does Being a Man Require So Many Masks?
by Terrance Hayes
National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes writes about fatherhood and his own struggle to negotiate Americans' narrow definition of masculinity.
How to Talk With Your Kids about Donald Trump
by Allison Briscoe-Smith
The success of Trump’s candidacy isn’t just a political problem. It’s also a psychological and cultural one that needs to be addressed by parents.
What’s It Like to Be the New Kid and a Refugee?
by Jaclyn Zubrzycki
Small town and suburban public schools become welcome centers as more immigrants are moving outside major metropolitan areas.
Politics on the Dance Floor: Reclaiming Queer and Black Roots in Electronic Dance Music
by Keith Barbalato
As the multibillion-dollar electronic music industry grows, artists and organizers are taking back the spaces and sounds of the marginalized people who started the genre.
You Know What’s Really Gross? Not Periods, But Taxes on Periods
by Lynsi Burton
Class action lawsuits point out the irrationality of sales-tax exemptions for items such as Rogaine, foot powder, and Viagra—but not menstrual products.
Finally, the U.S. Steps Closer to Racial Healing With a National Truth and Reconciliation Commission
by Yessenia Funes
South Africa used truth and reconciliation to address its racist history. Now these organizers think it's time for the United States to do the same.
What I Learned From My March With Democracy Spring
by Frances Moore Lappé
The political march is a tool for social transformation in itself. This one gave me a taste of the connected, empowered society I’m working to create.
How to Educate a Generation of Syrian Refugees? Makeshift Classrooms and the Teacher Next Door
by Samantha Schmidt
In response to overcrowded public schools in countries neighboring Syria, caravan schools provide refugees with free education to keep them from falling behind.
Could Sanders’ Social Justice Ideas Really Work? Take a Look at These Places
by Fran Korten
In his new film, “Where to Invade Next,” Michael Moore shows us what free college and health care for all can actually look like.
As the EU Stalls on Refugees, Volunteers Provide a Taste of Home
by Matt Hanson
For people in the overcrowded refugee camps of Idomeni, Greece, local volunteers and students work to make life more normal for displaced families.